Project Officer, Communities for Children (Cranbourne)

Cranbourne Temporary AU$70,399 - AU$70,400
  • Take your next career step with Windermere.
  • 4 days per week or 30.4 hours per week, maximum term until June 2026.

About Our Client

Windermere is an independent community services organisation working across southeast Victoria to help those who need it most and offers childcare and a wide range of programs. Their vision is a stronger, connected, and supported community to ensure a better life for child and the families they support. You will report to the Team Leader and work alongside dedicated and passionate team members who support community stakeholders to build community capacity and contribute to Windermere's vision.

Job Description

A day in the life of a Project Officer, Communities for Children might look like this, but every day can be a little bit different. You will be responsible for:

  • Taking initiative to develop and support various project works that reflect Communities for Children outcomes like the Professional Development Days for Community Forums.
  • Supporting community partners with information on evidence-based programs, practice models, and research to inform service development activities.
  • Assisting in the analysis of community data and identification of trends that will be used to inform ongoing planning and project development.
  • Leading strategic networking opportunities that support the goals of the Communities for Children service integration.
  • Organising and actively participating in community stakeholder meetings, forums, and events.
  • Demonstrate your ability to effectively work in an environment with competing tasks, priorities and complete these tasks in a timely, efficient, accurate, and positive manner.

The Successful Applicant

It takes a special kind of person to be the Project Officer, Communities for Children. The successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Qualifications in community development, social work, social sciences, or humanities (or the equivalent).
  • Ability to travel to Windermere's community locations.
  • Knowledge of the child, family, and community services sector and service systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply capacity building methodologies across the community sector.

What's on Offer

The team at Windermere tell me that they are dedicated to living up to their employment promises and that their team members love working for Windermere. Over 80 per cent of their team say they have a happy workplace with people who are dedicated to supporting children and families. Their role gives them the ability to work alongside committed, respected, and professional team members whilst also empowering the people they work with.

  • Above award personal leave, NFP salary packaging, 17.5% annual leave loading, the Flexible Leave Scheme (50/52 and 51/52), and additional leave that is gifted over the December/January Holiday Season.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a supportive and flexible working environment that includes study leave and the opportunities for professional development.
  • The opportunity to work in a project that empowers children and families to reach their maximum potential.
  • Flexible working arrangements that give you the ability to create a working lifestyle balance that suits you.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to making a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we'd love to hear from you. For any additional information, please contact Conor Grace on +61 431 983 152.

Closing Date: Sunday, 19th June at 11:59PM

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate may be subject to further pre-employment safety screening checks like: a Police Records Check, Inherent Position Requirements Employee Declaration, Working with Children Check, Reference Checks, abide by Government regulations and be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or be able to provide a medical exemption, and AHPRA Registration Check. This role is only available to Australian Residents or to those who hold the working right to work in Australia.

My client is committed to child safe standards and an equal opportunity employer and believes in diversity, inclusion, and equality. They are committed to ensuring that their workplace reflects the Victorian community. They recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply. They strongly encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply.

Conor Grace
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