We’re hiring – Senior Project Officer, WorkUP Queensland

Who are we? 

WorkUP Queensland is the sexual violence, women’s health and domestic and family violence sector’s partner in supporting a strong and skilled workforce. We bring together The Healing Foundation’s strong connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and healing, backed by the expertise of ANROWS in facilitating evidence-based policy and practice. Informed and driven by frontline providers, our objective is to address workforce-related challenges and opportunities to grow the workforce and better support current and future workers.

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families.

We work with communities to create a place of safety, providing an environment for Stolen Generations survivors and their families to speak for themselves, tell their own stories, and be in charge of their own healing.

We promote trauma-aware, healing-informed practice to help government, policymakers, and workforces understand their role in intergenerational healing.

By addressing unresolved trauma in First Nations communities – trauma that was caused by colonisation and actions like the forced removal of children – we are walking alongside communities on the path to healing.

We are governed by a First Nations Board and Executive and guided in our work by our Stolen Generations and Youth Reference Groups.

Our work honours our First Nations ancestors who inspire strong spirit, strong culture and strong people in all future generations.

The Senior Project Officer will:

  • Manage and implement capability-building and action learning initiatives to meet domestic and family violence, sexual assault and women’s health and wellbeing sector needs;
  • Produce project plans and manage the delivery of contracted projects according to Healing Foundation procedures, to ensure the achievement of agreed objectives, milestones, timeframes and budgets;
  • Collaborate with project team members to ensure delivery of a suite of statewide capacity and capability-building strategies both directly and through sub-contractors; and
  • Collaborate with other Healing Foundation staff and contractors to ensure effective delivery and integration of knowledge, including facilitating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Circles.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have a commitment to:

  • Putting ideas into action.
  • Working in a culturally sound and strengths-based way;
  • Championing initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of yourself and others;
  • Understanding our business; and
  • The Healing Foundation’s values and guiding principles.

To ensure the safety of those most vulnerable in the community, you must be able to obtain a valid WWVP check, and provide evidence you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

What we can offer you 

  • Family Friendly Accredited Organisation
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Work (50/50)

Post Probation Offerings

  • Career development –  5 days paid study leave; 5% Professional Development allowance
  • Wellbeing – 5 paid days wellbeing leave; 2% wellbeing allowance
  • Additional Paid Leave Benefits – Christmas shutdown; 12 weeks Parental leave; Covid-19 leave; Cultural leave

Before applying

Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages).

In your cover letter, please also include a response to one of the questions below:

  1. WorkUP Queensland recognises the workforce as a powerful driver of change in ending domestic, family and sexual violence. What is your understanding of workforce planning and development/sector development and what skills do you bring?
  2. WorkUP requires self-initiative and autonomy, as well as collaboration across the team. What are the key elements in working within a high-performance team? And what attributes would you bring?

The Healing Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage and prioritise applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are committed to ensuring all individuals are treated with dignity, regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or spiritual beliefs.

For a copy of the Position Description , please visit https://healingfoundation.org.au/work-with-us/. For any questions about the role, please email hr@healingfoundation.org.au.

For more information on WorkUP Queensland, please visit https://workupqld.org.au/

This is an immediate vacancy and interviews will be held as applications are received and assessed.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.seek.com.au/job/61420429