Project Officer – Delegated Authority

Job type: Full Time, QATSICPP | Location: Brisbane, Flexible | Closing date: 21 May 2024

Project Officer – Delegated Authority


Brisbane based

Salary range starting at $90,000 + superannuation + salary sacrifice options.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

About us

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) is the peak body representing, advocating, and supporting Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection and family support sector.

By sharing our collective knowledge and experience, we can all make a positive impact on policies and practices to stop the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Queensland’s child protection and youth justice systems.

About the role

This position operates within Practice and Workforce Development (PWD) as a key member of the Delegated Authority Team. The Delegated Authority Team is dedicated to resource, support and strengthen the capacity and capability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations involved in the implementation of Delegated Authority.

Typical Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain productive, professional relationships across QATSICPP teams, the community-controlled sector, key stakeholders and partners including the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disabilities Services (DCSSDS).
  • Lead the development of high-quality resources, tools, practice initiatives and solutions that enhance understanding and implementation of Delegated Authority statewide.
  • Encourage and model quality collaboration and partnership with the community-controlled sector to build sector capacity and capabilities in Delegated Authority practice, process and policies as organisations broaden the scope of their Delegated Authority.
  • Identify and respond to state and system wide opportunities for emerging best practice and improvements in the implementation of Delegated Authority.
  • Produce relevant Delegated Authority documentation, status reports and project updates in line with individual workplans and project requirements.
  • Other duties as requested by the Delegated Authority Manager and/or Director, PWD and/or CEO.

Desired skills, experience, and capabilities:

  • Experience working with community-controlled child protection services and/or statutory child protection system, with knowledge of child protection reforms and an understanding of the impacts and opportunities for QATSICPP’s member organisations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of system and practice issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families within the context of child protection.
  • Positive attitude and commitment to the excellence, strong culture and performance of the community-controlled sector.
  • Excellent organisations skills, with strong ability to work independently, manage workloads, take initiative, meet deadlines, and adapt and persist in achieving objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills as well as strong written skills.
  • Strives for continuous improvement with focus on developing innovative and effective work practices.
  • Models cooperative and collaborative behaviours, works in partnership with QATSICPP teams and contributes to the overall work of QATSICPP, as needed.
  • Ability to research and analyse complex material, identify key issues and develop innovative and creative solutions.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Possession of a degree and/or post graduate studies in Social Science, Social Policy or Human Services is highly desirable.
  • A current valid Queensland Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card) or eligible to apply.
  • Drivers Licence
  • Ability to travel within Queensland to support activities.

Why join us?

Our vision is a future where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are physically, emotionally, and spiritually strong, live in a safe, caring and nurturing environment within their own families and communities, and are afforded the same life opportunities available to other children and young people to fully realise their potential.

This is what our team members say about working at QATSICPP:

  • “The QATSICPP team are an amazing group of diverse, talented, and passionate individuals. Our work in the community-controlled sector of family-led decision-making has given me a sense of pride and achievement in my role. I have truly gained a sense of belonging in this team, and I am excited to see where my journey at QATSICPP will take me.” Olivia, Project Officer
  • “I enjoy working in such a caring, respectful workplace, where our diversity is our strength, and you can learn from some truly amazing people doing some vital work.” Lucas, Policy Officer
  • “Joining the QATSICPP team has been one of the best career moves I have made. I love the opportunities to reinvest creative skills I acquired in years of volunteer work into our projects.” Paula, Communication and Events Co-ordinator


  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 for general expenses plus additional salary packaging of $2,650 for entertainment expenses
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid continuous professional development
  • Gifted leave days for the end of year office shut-down period
  • Gym membership contribution

Further Information and Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like further information, please email

Applications close Tuesday, 21 May 2024.

Please note that we reserve the right to appoint to the position before the published closing date.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible.

No recruitment agencies, please.

Your application will include:

A cover letter (1 page) demonstrating your key capabilities and experience supported by your current resume. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide two professional referees.

QATSICPP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a positive culture and offers a safe and supportive work environment. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


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