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Program Manager - Delegated Authority

  • Seeking a Delegated Authority Program Manager 
  • Full time, permanent position.
  • Brisbane based position.
  • $120,000 - $130,000 + superannuation + salary sacrificing options

About us

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) is the peak body representing, advocating, and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection and family support sector in Queensland.

By sharing our collective knowledge and experience, we can all make a positive impact on policies and practices to combat the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Queensland' child protection system.

About the role

The Delegated Authority Program Manager will resource, support, advocate and strengthen the capacity and capability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled Child and Family services and communities to implement Delegated Authority across Queensland by leading the development, implementation, and project management of the strategic blueprint to implement Delegated Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of and relationships with QATSICPP member organisations key stakeholders and partners including the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.
  • Provide high level program management advice and direction.
  • Provide leadership to the work unit, including the management of staff and resources allocated to achieve strategic and project outcomes, to primarily achieve delegated authority.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations to deliver on project outcomes.
  • Lead the development and implementation of quality systems and procedures to ensure the effective coordination of responses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled Child and Family services, internal and external stakeholder.
  • Provide advice regarding emerging issues, strategic opportunities, and challenges in relation to Delegated Authority.
  • Provide high level liaison, consultation, and negotiation with internal and external stakeholders towards the development and implementation of the strategic blueprint for Delegated Authority.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to project manage and develop system redesign to support the rollout of the Strategic Blueprint.
  • Strong understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice.
  • Strong knowledge of Child Protection history

Mandatory requirements

  • Bachelor qualification and/or Postgraduate in related field is highly desirable or extensive experience in child protection practice
  • A current valid Queensland Working with Children's Card (Blue Card) or eligible to apply.
  • Current Queensland Drivers Licence.

Why join us?

Our vision is a future where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are physically, emotionally, and spiritually strong, live in a safe, caring and nurturing environment within their own families and communities, and are afforded the same life opportunities available to other children and young people to fully realise their potential.

This is what our team members say about working at QATSICPP:

“The QATSICPP team are an amazing group of diverse, talented, and passionate individuals. The work we do in the community-controlled sector on family led decision making has provided me with a sense of pride and achievement in my role. I have truly gained a sense of belonging in this team and I am excited to see where my journey at QATSICPP will take me.” Olivia, Project Officer

“I really enjoy working in such a caring, respectful workplace, where our diversity is our strength and you can learn from some truly amazing people doing some really important work.” Lucas, Policy Officer

“Joining the QATSICPP team has been one of the best career moves I have made. I love the opportunities to reinvest creative skills I acquired in years of volunteer work into our projects.” Paula, Communication and Events Co-ordinator


  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 for general expenses plus additional salary packaging of $2,650 for entertainment expenses
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements and work from home options
  • Paid continuous professional development
  • Gifted leave days for end of year office shut-down period
  • Gym membership contribution

Further Information and Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like further information, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Program Manager - Delegated Authority enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note, we reserve the right to appoint to the position before the published closing date.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. No recruitment agencies please.

Your application will include:

  • A cover letter (1 page) demonstrating your key capabilities and experience supported by your current resume.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide two professional referees.

QATSICPP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a positive culture and offers a safe and supportive work environment. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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