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Reconciliation Action Plan Project Officer

  • Make a difference to Victoria’s First Nations people
  • Join an organisation that builds connections that better lives
  • Part Time Fixed Term – Three days per week for a 2.5 years contract


With 25 years in the field, Caraniche is a specialist provider of a broad range of psychological services across Australia. At the heart of everything we do are connections that better lives. We deliver a range of specialist psychological services to government, private and not-for-profit organisations.

We work with some of the most marginalised people in our community to help get their lives back on track through alcohol and drug counselling, specialised services for Youth, and behaviour change programs. We are a leading provider of state-wide drug and alcohol treatment provider in Victoria’s public prisons, and the Victorian state-wide provider of Youth Offending Programs and Services to the Youth Justice sector. We also work with employers across Australia to deliver leading workplace wellbeing programs, including Employee Assistance Programs and Critical Incident Response.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate, highly skilled Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Project Officer who is excited about improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by leading the implementation of Caraniche's 2-year Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

Do you have strong skills in project management? Are you passionate and knowledgeable about improving mental health and making a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? Do you have exemplary stakeholder engagement? This may be the role for you!

What we offer

As an employer, Caraniche offers a flexible and supportive working environment with ongoing training and development opportunities.

The position

The position is offered as a three-day, part time fixed term contract to 30 June 2023. The role is based in Abbotsford, with flexible working from home arrangements being considered.

The key purpose of the position is to leading the implementation of Caraniche's 2-year Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan and provide support and guidance to internal stakeholders as they implement the action

items from the plan, as well as supporting Caraniche's Aboriginal Reference Group Chair and co-ordinating the External Aboriginal Advisory Committee.

A day in the life of this position might include:

  • Coordinate the finalisation of the RAP draft and approval process via Reconciliation Australia
  • Provide support and advice to internal stakeholders to assist them to implement their RAP action items
  • Monitor the RAP project items and report on progress to the Aboriginal Reference Group and the Senior Leadership Team
  • Liaise with external stakeholders as required by the Chair of the ARG
  • Prepare and deliver presentations for stakeholders as required
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information about Aboriginal cultural events, programs and services

More information

The full position description can be provided via email upon request via careers@caraniche.com.au using the subject line: Reconciliation Action Plan Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in your application.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@caraniche.com.au.

Our commitment to diversity

At Caraniche we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

Caraniche is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All Caraniche employees must undergo Police Checks and Working with Children Checks.

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