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Project Officer- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist

Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney (Ashfield)

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 7 Dec, 2018

About the Role


The Project Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist will support SSI to drive awareness of, engagement with, and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture s across the organisation. You will work to build awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for SSI internally and with our culturally diverse clients and communities. Key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Work with key stakeholders to grow Indigenous cultural awareness
  • Identify sourcing channels or approaches to help attract more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to work with SSI
  • Support the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan for SSI
  • Partner with procurement and functional leaders to improve supplier diversity through sourcing Indigenous businesses to provide relevant goods and services
  • Manage reporting processes


You will have a strong knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples and the role organisations can play towards reconciliation. Prior experience in a similar role or in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A deep understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples, particularly around procurement, workforce, and community engagement. Experience developing and/ or implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan would be highly regarded.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please respond to the “About You” section in your cover letter.


We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

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SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email 

Applications close date: 7th December 2018

Please quote in application: Project Officer- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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