Senior Project Officer, Strong Families, Our Way

The OrganisationWe are partnering with AbSec - the peak Aboriginal organisation in the NSW child and family welfare sector. They provide an Aboriginal perspective on child protection and out-of-home care policy to the NSW Government, as well as supporting the Aboriginal community-controlled sector to deliver effective services for Aboriginal children and families. They are a not-for-profit, incorporated community organisation, governed by an all-Aboriginal board.The RoleThis is a permanent, fixed term position until 30 June 2026.  The Project Officer is Sydney or Dubbo based. Some travel within NSW is required for this position.The Senior Project Officer will lead dynamic initiatives of the Strong Families, Our Way project. This project focuses on strengthening sustainable, community led structures of self-determination in the Aboriginal child and family system in NSW. You will:Organise and manage community engagement activities Facilitate the development of high-quality communication materials for Aboriginal organisations and communities to support understanding of Strong Families ,Our WayDevelop and implement communication plans that build public understanding and support for the work of AbSec relating to this program and other policy and advocacy agendas.Experience working in a not-for-profit organisation or organisation supporting Aboriginal communities is a requirement in this role.Key RequirementsDemonstrated experience in community engagement in an Aboriginal community contextDemonstrated project management skills including well developed time management and ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlinesDemonstrated commitment and capacity to promote the rights, interests and aspirations of Aboriginal people.Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with Aboriginal peoples and communities and to collaborate to achieve their objectives.Strong initiative and determination to drive the project targets and meet deadlinesWorking with AbSecAbSec staff form a small but hard-working and committed group. They look forward to welcoming new staff members as they grow in pursuit of their goals.If you are experienced within in the child and family sector, and a passion for supporting our communities, this could be the perfect workplace for you.AbSec offer a number of benefits to our staff, including:Competitive remunerationSalary packaging allowing you to maximise your pre-tax incomeStandard 35-hour work weekAdditional annual leave to recognise NAIDOC Day and Sorry DayPlease note the following before applying for this role:Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Police Check and a Working With Children Check before commencing employment with AbSec.It is highly desirable that the successful candidates for these roles identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.  Targeted and in the event that there are no suitable Indigenous applicants, applications from non-Indigenous applicants will be considered.PD AUD Australia - NSW Sydney Marrickville 2204