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Project Officer - Communities For Children

The Smith Family
  • Become part of our family and make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Temporary full-time role (till the end of June 2026)
  • Kwinana, WA

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. As we lead up to our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family. We are currently seeking a Project Officer, Communities for Children to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision.

Reporting to the Project Manager, Communities for Children and working with a dedicated, energised, and passionate team. The Project Officer will work closely with the CfCFP Project Manager to support the CfCFP Committee, community stakeholders and community partners in building community capacity. Key areas of focus will include: activity planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation and developing strategies for a cohesive child and family services system.

A day in the life of a Project Officer, Communities for Children might look like this, but every day can be different. Primarily, you will be responsible for:

  • Provide administration and project support to maintain positive active partnerships
  • Take responsibility and demonstrate initiative for the development and support of various project works that reflect CfCFP outcomes e.g. Professional Development Days for Community Forums
  • Identify, assess and escalate as is necessary project challenges and delivery concerns in a timely manner
  • Provide Community Partners with information on evidence based programs, practice models and research to inform service development activities
  • Develop and maintain appropriate data management processes for monitoring Kwinana CfCFP area funded activities e.g. contracts, invoices and evaluation / data reports
  • Assist in development of sub contracted activity project plans, budgets and grant agreement as required
  • Assist in the analysis of community data and identification of trends to inform on- going planning
  • Assist in the development of the Community Strategic Plan and Activity Work Plan particularly through community data collation and recording consultation data
  • Build and maintain positive relationships and networks within the community, especially the organisations and Government departments represented on the CCC
  • With approval from the Project Manager initiate, facilitate and actively participate in partnerships with others to promote activities and events such as Children’s Week, NAIDOC Celebrations and reconciliation activities etc.

Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in Social Science, Humanities or equivalent
  • Full current Drivers Licence or an ability to obtain one prior or shortly after commencement
  • Knowledge of the child, family and community services sector and service systems
  • Thorough understanding of Outcomes Based Accountability frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead community services networks
  • Extensive experience in data collection and data management systems
  • High level communication and influencing skills (verbal and written), and the ability to work positively across a diverse range of views and interests

About our culture

The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached.

For any other information, please contact Maria Miceli at maria.miceli@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Project Officer - Communities For Children enquiry via EthicalJobs (from the 11th of July please contact Huia Mcglinchey at huia.mcglinchey@thesmithfamily.com.au).

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.

A position description is attached.

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