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Senior Project Officer - Child and Family Projects and Reform

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Position : Full time, Ongoing position
  • Salary : $90,439 to $94,436, plus super (based on skills & experience)
  • Location : Preston

The Organisation

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia, employing more than 600 employees and delivering more than 70 programs across Victoria. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation's vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

About the role:

The role sits within the Business Development and Service Implementation Team in the Projects and Reform Unit which supports the organisation to deliver quality, culturally responsive projects and programs for Aboriginal children, young people and families. The team is responsible for:

  • Designing projects and programs and developing submissions in response to funding opportunities;
  • Working with managers across the organisation to support implementation of funded programs and projects, and
  • Developing program manuals

The Senior Project Officer role involves:

  • Researching and writing submissions in response to grant and tender opportunities;
  • Working with managers across the organisation to support implementation of funded programs and projects;
  • Managing or contributing to projects of various sizes that may include community consultations, designing and trialling innovative approaches to meeting community needs, and developing of new resources;
  • Liaising with regional staff, senior managers, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, other community sector organisations and government departments;
  • Designing and planning programs and projects, and
  • Working in collaboration with other staff and supporting and guiding other staff as a senior member of a project team

Some examples of our recent work includes:

  • Submitting funding proposals and subsequently supporting regional staff to plan and implement a range of new initiatives including:
  • Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund initiatives such as therapeutic practitioners, case workers, groups for Elders, groups for men and camps for adolescents,
  • Elders on line Yarning Circles
  • Keeping Young Aboriginal Victorians Connected projects
  • A new Aboriginal Sexual Assault Support Service program

About You:

  • Strong skills and experience in writing documents such as submissions or policy papers or research reports in a community services field or related area.
  • Skills and experience in project planning and project management;
  • Skills and experience in developing program or project budgets;
  • Excellent computer skills across the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Strong organisational abilities and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work to strict deadlines

What we can offer you!!

  • Professional support and training via in-house learning and development training modules
  • Attractive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Great career development opportunities.
  • Access to Employee support and wellbeing program(s)
  • Opportunity to work and build connection with the Aboriginal Community and culture

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people to apply

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and current resume.

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying. Please click here to view the position description

If you think this position may suit you and would like more information, please contact Julie Sleight, Senior Manager, Project Management and Development at jsleight@vacca.org, using the subject line: Senior Project Officer - Child and Family Projects and Reform enquiry via EthicalJobs, or on 0419 591 710.

We are committed to Aboriginal self-determination and supporting strong, safe, thriving Aboriginal communities and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity, honouring all cultural backgrounds, abilities, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and spiritual beliefs.

VACCA is a child-safe organisation and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people with zero tolerance for child abuse. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement of employment and periodically following commencement.

VACCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke-free workplace policy.

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