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Senior Project Officer, Voice of Parents – A Model for Inclusion

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Organisation : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne CBD)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 14 Dec, 2020

About the role


Equity Trustees and Gandel Philanthropy have funded the Centre to undertake a two-year project – ‘The Voice of Parents – A Model for Inclusion’ to develop an evidence based and co-designed Parent Participation Charter, Model and Tool Kit that supports healthy, safe, and meaningful participation of parents, that makes a difference in outcomes for children and their families.

All Victorian children have the right to be safe, supported and connected to family. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Council of Australian Governments’ National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, and the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic) all recognise the need to support families to keep their children safe and enable them to thrive. To achieve the best outcomes for children, it is thus critical to include and enhance parental voice as the expert in their child’s life. The Centre is committed to promoting client voice and learning from those with lived experience to achieve better outcomes for children and support parents in their critical role in their child’s life. To achieve this, the Centre is commencing a ‘The Voice of Parents – A Model for Inclusion’ to develop a parent participation framework, model and toolkit for the child and family services sector.


The position is responsible for the delivery, coordination, and reporting the of following activities:

  1. Development of agreed principles/charter for parent participation, a parental participatory model and toolkit for effective parental participation.
  2. Recruitment and management of a parent representative project advisory group.
  3. Secretariat for project reference and steering committees.
  4. Consultation and progress report drafting and preparation.
  5. Project monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of learning.
  6. Undertake other duties as required by the Project Manager, including administrative duties and project research.
  7. Undertake other duties to support the work of the Centre.

This position is part time: 0.6FTE until June 2022

Reports to: Project Manager, Voice of Parents Project

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this role will require you to initially work from home.

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Danielle Walt by email using the subject line: Senior Project Officer, Voice of Parents enquiry via Probono or call on 9094 3518.

A position description is attached outlining KSC to be addressed.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) is a not-for-profit peak body for child and family service organisations in Victoria. We advocate for children, young people and families and provide training, research and networking opportunities to the sector. We focus on the voices of young people in foster, kinship and residential care in Victoria, as well as working on larger Federal campaigns around equality.

The Centre is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, and to the health, wellbeing and cultural safety of our staff. We encourage applicants of any background, culture, gender, and experience to apply – we don’t discriminate. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Project Officer, Voice of Parents – A Model for Inclusion via Pro Bono Australia.


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