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Senior Project Officer (Education)

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Organisation : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne CBD)

Work type : Full-time

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

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $92,000-$100,000

Application closing date : 14 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CFECFW) is a not-for-profit peak body representing over 100 child and family service organisations in Victoria. The Centre is committed to making sure children and young people grow up in safe, stable home environments, connected to family, community and culture, with the care and support needed to advance their health, education, wellbeing and development. This includes Aboriginal children in the care of and supported by Aboriginal organisations.

As the peak body in child and family services, the Centre has an important role to play in identifying and supporting effective practice in and across the sector, including how this is defined, measured and shared, and the factors that have contributed to this effectiveness. Our whole-of-sector perspective places us in a unique position to identify existing effective practice, best available research, existing practitioner expertise and client perspectives and experiences. Through our network forums, training needs analyses, surveys and other avenues, we identify gaps in knowledge and skills and seek to address these through project, research, policy, training and advocacy activities. The Centre uses evidence to inform our policy and advocacy work.

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 these become vacant.


  • Up to three days additional leave over Christmas/New Year period
  • Family friendly flexible working arrangements
  • A flexible hybrid work-from-home arrangement
  • Paid parental/carer/study leave
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and positive work environment
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Attractive not-for-profit salary packaging (this boosts your income by reducing the amount of tax you pay), with Meal/Holiday accommodation benefit

About the role

  • Full time position, hybrid work model
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $92,000-$100,000 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging


Working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, the Senior Project Officer (Education) is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Out-of-Home-Care Education Commitment: A Partnering Agreement and the Early Childhood Agreement for Children in Out-of-Home Care. An exciting part of this role is working closely with partner agencies, the Victorian Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance, VACCA and LOOKOUT Centres, to support professionals and carers with community service organisations to build their understanding of the agreements, and confidence in advocating for the best interests for children and young people in care.

Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) professionals and carers play a crucial role in supporting the safety and development of children and young people who are living in care. This project aims to complement and strengthen current initiatives across the sector, and to improve the educational engagement and outcomes of children and young people in care. The role offers a lot of variety with responsibility for managing individual projects, and working with colleagues, government, and community stakeholders to identify and coordinate the most relevant and engaging workforce capability building activities including training and resource development.

For further information see the Position Description and/or contact Dr Michele Lonsdale on using the subject line: Senior Project Officer enquiry via Pro Bono or on 0408 083 238.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Advocacy, #Community_Services, #Consulting_and_Strategy, #Education_and_Training, #Project_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Education_and_Training, #Families, #Youth_and_Young_People


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