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Child and Family Project Officer

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Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 30 Apr, 2019

About the role


The Multicultural Child and Family Program provides a range of services to assist children and young people who have been found to need care and protection to meet their permanent care plan – needs, safety, stability and wellbeing through a culturally aware and responsive lens.

The MCFP Program uses a client centred, strengths-based, trauma informed framework to guide its service delivery and facilitate sustainable and practical outcomes for children, young people, families and carers; working in partnership with member agencies and local ethnic and sector partners. Its cultural lens aims to link children and young people with a bilingual worker and/or carer and/or community based matched bilingual support worker.

The MCFP Program has contractual responsibilities with FACS and regulatory responsibilities with the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).


The Child and Family Project Officer will facilitate improvements to how SSI delivers culturally responsive services that meets the needs of children and families from CALD backgrounds.

Key responsibilities of the role include;

  • Developing a culturally responsive child and family framework that can be tailored and applicable across SSI program.
  • Developing project plan to collate service delivery elements in relation to children and young people activities within SSI MCFS program.
  • Facilitate mapping of child and family services across SSI programs and member agencies
  • Delivery and design of child and family focused projects to facilitate activities within the MCFP and SSI.
  • Identify opportunities to improve and build SSI’s knowledge base around elements of service delivery that enhance outcomes for Children and Families from CALD background
  • Liaise with CALD and Aboriginal community agencies and local interagency to enhance successful delivery of MCFP goals and objectives.


You are a passionate Child and Family Project Officer and committed and love to practice your knowledge and understanding of the existing and emerging culturally, linguistically and faith diverse communities, including the societal and cultural impacts. Your communication skills and style reflect how you approach sensitively and effectively with a broad cross-section of cultures and faith diverse communities. You have proven project management skills with experience achieving project outcomes against plans. You are self-motivated and results focused.

You have a Social Work or Social Science degree and want to work for an organisation that values the impact of culture and diversity on their employees and those they support. You are an individual with vision; someone who is engaging, determined, interested in continuous improvement, works collaboratively with others and an expert in your field.

Please address your relevant skills and experience 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

Settlement Services International is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance, foster care and disability support in NSW. 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.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Child and Family Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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