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Project Officer, Communities for Children

The Smith Family
  • Use your experience in project support to work for one of Australia’s most trusted charities
  • Make a difference in community through utilising your technical and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Full Time contract until June 2026

This Project Officer supports the Project Manager in the implementation of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfC FP) initiative at Fairfield NSW. CfC FP is a place-based initiative that facilitates early intervention and prevention activities, builds community and sector capacity, and strengthens service connections and systems in order to improve outcomes for children and their families.

The key responsibilities of the Project Officer are:

Project Support

  • Assist in the development and monitoring of service agreements
  • Support and advise contracted service providers to ensure effective and responsive service delivery
  • Research, analyse and translate data and information related to community needs and service delivery responses
  • Provide administrative support to the Project Manager and Communities for Children Committee
  • Provide site management support to the Project Manager

Community Engagement

  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders including community members, NGOs, businesses and government agencies
  • Advise on strategic linkages between agencies and community
  • Support leadership and facilitation of community networks and service coordination activities
  • Coordinate community events and promotional activities

It takes a special kind of person to be one of our Project Officers. You need to be able to:

  • Balance sound technical skills, including measurement and evaluation, with a strong relationship focus
  • Demonstrate proven experience in working with community towards improved outcomes
  • Be motivated, a genuine team player and able to work with a small and passionate team in the delivery of a fast moving, place-based initiative

At The Smith Family, our team members tell us they have great job flexibility, work alongside committed and professional team members, and engage in fulfilling work. n 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.

To find more information about this role please see the position description. For any other information, please contact Program Manager Randa Warda on 0412 087 332.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply now, we’d love to hear from you. Your cover letter must address, at a minimum, the Essential Criteria under Qualifications, Experience and Competencies on page 4 of the Position Description. Applications that do not address key criteria will not be considered.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and Working with Children Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity.

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