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Project Officer Permanency Support




CatholicCare is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced individual to join our Permanency Support team in the Project Officer role. It is an exciting time to work at CatholicCare with the recent launch of the Permanency Support Program in October 2017. Our goal at CatholicCare is to provide a permanent ‘have life and have it to the full’ option for children who come into foster care and to achieve this within two years.

The Project Officer Permanency Support will work alongside management to develop policies and procedures, and to enhance practices within the Permanency Support team to meet legislative and quality standards. The ideal candidate will have a detailed understanding of the Permanency Support Program sector, experience in developing and reviewing policies and procedures, and an ability to effectively consult with a variety of stakeholders.

This is a part time (16 hours/week), temporary role until 30 June 2019. To be considered for this position, applicants must adequately address the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:
  • A Commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation.
  • Degree qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences or a related discipline.
  • Sound working knowledge of the Permanency Support Program sector and practice requirements at the casework and management level.
  • Demonstrated high level of of consultation and analytical skills, including ability to consult with a variety of stakeholers and use feedback to inform task developments.
  • Direct experience in reviewing and developing policies, procedures and practice standards in a social services setting.
  • Demonstrated high level time management and reflective practice skills in a busy environment and to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop flow charts, tables, forms and templates.
  • Current NSW driver’s licence.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Ability to manage and lead positive change in a rapidly changing Permanency Support Program sector.
  • Sounds understanding of quality frameworks and compliance within the FACS and OCG standards.
  • Commitment to work flexible hours as required.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a national police check, complete a health assessment declaration, hold a current NSW driver’s licence, and have the ability to work within Australia. 

 *Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

 Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday 19 August 2018.

For further information please contact Program Development Manager PSP on 4923 0670.