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Project Manager – ACCO Early Intervention Project (Part-Time)

Project Manager – ACCO Early Intervention Project 

Level 8.1 ($60.70 per hour, $94,692 per annum plus superannuation) – Part Time (30.4 hours per week)

  • Plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • Plus Leave Loading on 4 weeks’ leave per year
  • Plus Mobile Phone allowance
  • This role will be based in Cannington

The Noongar Family Safety and Wellbeing Council (NFSWC) and Western Australian Council of Social Service (Project Partners) supported by Lotterywest, are undertaking a three and a half year project to work with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention services in reducing the numbers of Aboriginal children in the WA child protection system.

The vision of the NFSWC is to stand up for Aboriginal children and to ensure their rights on Noongar country are protected and that children and families are connected to community, culture and country.

The Western Australian Council of Social Service has a vision for an inclusive, just and equitable society. Our mission is to advocate for social change to improve the well-being of Western Australians and strengthen the community services sector that supports them.

The Project Manager will have oversight and will be responsible for the coordination of the two-year project working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Services (ACCOs) to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention services in reducing the numbers of Aboriginal children in the WA child protection system. This will encompass project oversight, stakeholder engagement and networking, and research and analysis.

The project will act as a pilot to demonstrate that early intervention approaches are able to reduce the number of children going into care, bringing together current and emerging services to share their knowledge and expertise together with best practice from other jurisdictions. In doing so it will build their knowledge and capacity to be able to carry out more preventative work with families within their communities.

To be successful you will need demonstrated policy, research and analytical skills together with outstanding communication skills including the ability to produce high quality reports. You will also have a sound knowledge of child protection issues, experience working with Aboriginal Controlled Organisations and Communities and the ability to work within a community development framework.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a two page statement generally addressing the selection criteria in the job description, together with a current and concise resume, to jackie@wacoss.org.au

Applications close 9:00am, Monday 27 January 2020, and appointment will take place as soon as possible after this date.

For more information about the role contact: Barbara Henry, 0428 881 844

Download the Job Description here.