Senior Project Officer – Family Caring For Family

Job type: Contract, Full Time, QATSICPP | Location: Brisbane | Closing date: 27 February 2024

Full time, Fixed term to 30 June 2025 with possibility of extension

Brisbane based.

Salary range between $100,000 – $110,000

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 combat the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Queensland’s child protection system

About the role

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for developing, designing, and implementing innovative projects and programs that will achieve greater results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, youth, families, and communities involved with child safety and youth justice service systems.

The Senior Project Officer will support the design and development of alternative care models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children that are grounded in culture, are community-led, designed and delivered, and enable children to thrive in their own families, in the community and stay safe.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development and documentation of a Family Caring for Family model and framework that can be implemented and adapted across urban, regional and remote communities.
  • Effectively engage, consult, and partner with QATSICPP staff, members, and other stakeholders to inform the program’s design, development and implementation.
  • Develop high-quality resources and tools that supports the delivery of the model.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and partners.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Director and/or CEO.

Desired skills, experience, and capabilities:

  • Knowledge or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of the Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld) and a good understanding of the current Child Safety Reforms, Initiatives and Programs.
  • Strong experience in developing project and implementation plans to a high standard and the ability to evaluate, monitor, and report on deliverables.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations in child protection and youth justice.
  • Highly experienced in building, maintaining, and strengthening partnerships.
  • High level of experience in communication of written briefs, reports and documents, and an excellent verbal communicator, with experience in facilitating meetings, workshops, and forums.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Minimum bachelor qualification and/or minimum three years’ experience in a related field.
  • A valid Queensland Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card) or eligible to apply.
  • Driver’s Licence.

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 and work-from-home options
  • 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 on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, at 5.00pm.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Features

Job CategoryChild and family practice/domestic and family violence, Policy/program/project

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