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Senior Project Officer (Education)

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Organisation : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne, 3000)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Families, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Mar, 2021

About the role

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is very excited to be recruiting for a new two-year role dedicated to improving educational outcomes for children and young people in care. The role will work closely with child and family services, the Department of Education and Training, the Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA). It is therefore critical that the successful applicant is able to engage respectfully and effectively with our Aboriginal colleagues.  

The role will assist child and family services to support educational engagement for young people in protection and care, and assist with transitions between the early childhood sector, primary school, secondary school and post-secondary school. The role will also support child and family services to work with carers to better understand the education and early childhood systems and to act as advocates for the educational needs of children and young people in care. A strong understanding of, and experience in working in, the education sector, and knowledge of the Victorian child protection and out-of-home care systems would be critical to the success of the role.   

This is an exciting new opportunity to help improve educational outcomes for children and young people in care.   

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 the peak body for child and family services in Victoria. For over 100 years we have advocated for the rights of children and young people to be heard, to be safe, to access education and to remain connected to family, community and culture. We represent over 150 community service organisations (CSOs), students and individuals throughout Victoria working across the continuum of child and family services, from prevention and early intervention to the provision of out-of-home care.

The Centre provides public policy and program advice, delivers sector training, facilitates and publishes research, advocates for positive reform and works with our member agencies to make sure children and families have access to the services and supports they need. We also provide consultancy services for the child and family services sector, which include developing frameworks, writing research-informed practice manuals, developing tools and resources, designing and delivering targeted training, working closely with community service organisations, local government and state government departments to build workforce capability. We run regular forums across a range of policy and practice areas to capture the views of child and family services organisations and their clients and manage various projects designed to improve practice in the sector.

We have a strong commitment to improving the educational outcomes of children experiencing hardship and vulnerability.

The Centre is a diverse and inclusive workplace, committed to the health, wellbeing and cultural safety of our staff. We encourage applicants of any background, culture, gender, and experience to apply for roles as they become vacant.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Project Officer (Education) via Pro Bono Australia.


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