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Child Injury Prevention Project Officer

Organisation : Kidsafe SA

Location : Adelaide, SA Regional (Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide SA )

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Education & Training, Healthcare & Medical

Sector : Community Engagement, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 9 Oct, 2020

About the role

The Role:
Part of one of Australia’s oldest and most reputable not-for-profit child safety organisations, we are looking for a dynamic and engaging Child Injury Prevention Project Officer to join our team. We require someone with initiative to work as part of a small, hardworking and passionate team to advocate for and promote child safety and injury prevention in the community.


  • Inspecting playgrounds for compliance with Australian Standards
  • Working collaboratively with, and reporting to, key stakeholders
  • Providing child safety and injury prevention information and advice directly to the South Australian public
  • Delivery of accredited training courses in the area of playground safety as required
  • Assisting with organisational and administrative support
  • Development, coordination and delivery of new and existing Kidsafe SA programs and campaigns as required
  • Creation of targeted child injury prevention information for different audiences
  • Identifying emerging project ideas, funding opportunities, campaigns and partnerships
  • Work with and report to management staff to plan programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant tertiary degree (Health Science, Health Promotion, Teaching) or relevant experience in community education and health promotion
  • Strong communication and people skills

➢ Confident, engaging speaker with individuals and to large groups
➢ High levels of written communication skills including writing reports, health information, newsletters
➢ Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Excellent organisational, administrative and time management skills including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of IT systems and computers
  • Ability to use own initiative and problem solve
  • Be adaptable and work as part of a small team
  • Ability to work outside business hours as required
  • Ability to travel rurally and nationally


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Previous experience delivering education and training to individuals and groups
  • Experience in child injury prevention
  • Knowledge of Australian Standards for playgrounds or similar

Appointment to this position is subject to:

  • A satisfactory child-related employment screening
  • A satisfactory Police Check

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Kidsafe SA

Kidsafe South Australia works to provide leadership and advocacy for child safety and injury prevention, and to inform and educate the South Australian public in the effort to preserve and protect the safety and well-being of children. Kidsafe SA is a growing organisation that seeks to make South Australia a safer place for kids at home, at play and on the go.

How to apply

Applications are required by 5pm Friday 9th October 2020.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter outlining your suitability for the advertised position which includes written responses to the Selection Criteria
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications, relevant to the Kidsafe SA Child Injury Prevention Project Officer role
  • Names and contact details for two or more recent referees

Please email applications to Ms. McKeely Denholm, Operations Manager -

For specific questions about the role please contact the Kidsafe SA office on 08 8161 6318 or

Please quote in application: Child Injury Prevention Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.



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