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Project Officer - Safeguarding and Risk


At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

About the role

Reporting to the Clinical Governance Specialist, the Project Officer – Safeguarding and Risk is responsible for developing procedures and tools in response to our Safeguarding Risk Assessment Management Plan to protect the children, young people and adults who access yourtown services. Some of your immediate priorities will involve collaboration with yourtown program staff and managers to:

  • Develop a working with clients safeguarding toolkit
  • Develop processes and procedures for managing the safeguarding risk of provider and contractor agencies
  • Review current client services procedures, forms and templates to improve and consolidate for application across all client services programs.

About you

You will have a strong eye for detail and proven skills in writing reports, briefings, processes and procedures. In addition you will possess:

  • University level qualifications in human services or associated fields and at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Comprehensive understanding of ethical practice and safeguarding
  • Understanding of the National Child Safe Principles and relevant state and federal standards
  • Well-developed interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to influence and liaise across a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Experience within the human services delivery system, with particular reference to services for children and young people.

This position will initially be appointed on a 12 month contract basis.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please click Apply Now.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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