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Project Officer, Communities For Children - Capricorn

The Smith Family
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  • Capricorn, QLD
  • Part-time Max Term (until June 2026)

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We are now seeking a Project Officer to join our Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfC FP) Capricorn team.

Reporting to the Project Manager, CfC FP Capricorn you will be working with dedicated passionate colleagues and community stakeholders building community capacity while contributing to The Smith Family’s vision.

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

  • 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
  • Support Community Partners with information on evidence based programs, practice models and research to inform service development activities
  • Assist in the collection of community data and identification of trends to inform on-going planning
  • Through demonstrated initiative and upon advice from Project Manager CfC FP support the Community Strategic Planning process by organising and actively participating in stakeholder meetings, forums and events.
  • Lead strategic networking opportunities that support the CfC FP goals of service integration

It takes a special kind of person to be our Project Officer CfC FP Capricorn. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Science, Humanities or equivalent
  • Full current Driver’s License (or ability to obtain one)
  • Knowledge of the child, family and community services sector and service systems
  • Thorough understanding of Outcomes Based Accountability frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply capacity building methodologies across the community sector
  • High level communication and influencing skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work positively

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

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. Please ensure that in the cover letter you address the essential criteria in the attached Position Description. For any other information, please contact Dan Smith on Dan.smith@thesmithfamily.com.au, using the subject line: Project Officer, Communities For Children - Capricorn enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 0409 772 646.

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.

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