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Project Officers - Youth Justice

  • Various Positions
  • Full time and 12-month contract positions available
  • Brisbane based
  • Salary range starting at $95,000 commensurate with skills and experience + superannuation + salary sacrifice options.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

About us

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) is the peak body for youth justice in Queensland. As the peak we work with government and key partners to create safer communities and change the life trajectory of young people who interact with the criminal justice system.

About the role

The Project Officer - Youth Justice (YJ) plays a pivotal role within QATSICPP, contributing to various initiatives aimed at supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This position involves fostering partnerships, developing resources, and implementing strategies to both support and enhance the capacity and capability of community-controlled organisations across different programs and projects.

Typical Duties and responsibilities:

  • Engage with stakeholders, including community-controlled organisations, government agencies and key partners, to build and maintain productive relationships. Inclusive of an ability to analyse issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and take a considered solutions focussed approach.
  • Develop high-quality resources, tools, and initiatives to support the implementation of culturally safe and high-quality service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, youth and families.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners to ensure effective collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Inclusive of establishing, coordinating and maintenance of various stakeholder working groups, community of practices and forums.
  • Lead projects related to enhancing service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, youth and families collaboratively with the community-controlled sector and other key stakeholders. Inclusive of design and development of project and communications documentation/reports, coordinating and delivering workshops and meeting project milestones.

Desired skills, experience, and capabilities:

  • Previous experience in child protection and/or youth justice systems and services, ideally in the community-controlled sector.
  • A strong understanding of child protection and/or youth justice systems and reforms.
  • Knowledge of system and practice issues impacting on quality service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the excellence and cultural integrity of the community-controlled sector.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, with the ability to work independently, manage workloads, and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with a focus on cooperative and collaborative teamwork.
  • Proven ability to research, analyse complex material, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Capacity for continuous improvement and willingness to embrace innovative work practices.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Possession of a degree and/or post graduate studies in Social Science, Social Policy or Human Services is highly desirable.
  • A current valid Queensland Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card) or eligible to apply.
  • Drivers Licence
  • Ability to travel within Queensland to support activities.

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. Our work in the community-controlled sector of family-led decision-making has given me 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 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 vital 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 the 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: Project Officers - Youth Justice enquiry via EthicalJobs or 07 3518 0071.

Please note that 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.

Your application:

Your application should include a one-page cover letter showcasing your key capabilities and relevant experience, supported by your current resume. We strongly encourage you to demonstrate in your application how your knowledge and skills align to the advertised position. Shortlisted candidates will need to provide contact details for 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.

No recruitment agencies, please.

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