Project Officer CultureReady

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Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Disabilities, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 11 Mar, 2020

About the role

  • Based in Collingwood VIC
  • Part time – 3 days per week


The Project Officer, CultureReady sits within SSI Diversity Training and will be responsible for the establishment and implementation of the CultureReady project in Victoria.

CultureReady is an 18 month project that will provide training to build the capability of disability service providers to deliver culturally responsive services to people living with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across NSW, VIC and QLD.


The Project Officer will work with the CultureReady team to engage disability service providers to participate in training opportunities and has the scope to deliver training according to skills and experience.


  • Engage and liaise with project stakeholders and disability service providers in Victoria to participate in training opportunities offered by the project
  • Network and promote the project
  • Work with SSI Communications team to develop and implement a marketing strategy for Victoria
  • Manage training bookings for Victoria
  • Deliver training as required
  • Contribute to project reporting
  • Contribute to the program business planning and strategy


You must have a Bachelor Social Work, Education or equivalent and have worked in Project Management and establishment, experience in the settlement space or working with cultural diversity is required as well as relationship management skills. The successful candidate must also be able to work autonomously and be able to hit the ground running – having a highly established network within the disability sector is a must. Experience in adult learning in Diversity & Inclusion would be an advantage as would expertise in project management and implementation, design and delivery of adult learning as well as having a high level written and communication skills as the ability to facilitate would be favourable.

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 generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

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 wellbeing 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.

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

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email or contact the talent team on 8799 6700.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Project Officer CultureReady via Pro Bono Australia.


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