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Project Officer - Communities for Children - Townsville West

The Smith Family
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  • Townsville West, QLD
  • Full Time Max Term (until June 2021)

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We are now seeking a Project Officer, Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Katherine to join our growing team.

Reporting to the Project Manager, Communities for Children Facilitating Partner and working with a dedicated and passionate team, community stakeholders and building community capacity, contributing to The Smith Family’s vision.

A day in the life of our Project Officer, Communities for Children might look like this, but every day can be different.

Primarily, you will be responsible for:

  • Take responsibility and demonstrate initiative for the development and support of various project works that reflect CfCFP outcomes e.g.
  • Professional Development Days for Community Forums
  • Support Community Partners with information on evidence based programs, practice models and research to inform service development activities
  • Assist in the analysis of community data and identification of trends to inform on-going planning
  • Through demonstrated initiative and upon advice from CfCFP Project Manager support the Community Strategic Planning process by organising and actively participating in stakeholder meetings, forums and events.
  • Lead strategic networking opportunities that support the CfCFP goals of service integration
    It takes a special kind of person to be our Project Officer, Communities for Children.

Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in Social Science, Humanities or equivalent
  • Full current Driver’s License (or ability to obtain one)
  • Knowledge of the child, family and community services sector and service systems
  • Thorough understanding of Outcomes Based Accountability frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply capacity building methodologies across the community sector
  • High level communication and influencing skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work positively

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work.

In 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.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you. For any other information, please contact Karen Loto on 0428 414 113.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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