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Project Manager

Job No: 127554
Location: Croydon

  • Are you passionate about supporting Aboriginal community members impacted by family violence?
  • Lead a range of projects helping to improve safety, increase stability, & strengthen connection to Aboriginal culture, community & family networks!
  • Enjoy a competitive remuneration circa $70,000 - $80,000 plus super, salary sacrificing & ongoing training/professional development opportunities! 

About the Organisation 

Established in 2006, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence, or use violence. Currently BWAHS is one of 4 Aboriginal specific state funded healing services in Victoria. 

BWAHS has skilled qualified staff and comprehensive experience with culturally safe delivery of child, youth and family services for Aboriginal people. They provide family violence risk assessment, safety planning, case co-ordination and support including referrals to the Risk Assessment Management Panel. They have developed an excellent record for providing high quality family violence and trauma informed Intensive Case Management, Integrated Family Services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.

Boorndawan Willam derives from the Wathaurong and Woiwurrung languages. Boorndawan (Wathaurong) meaning ‘safe’ and Willam (Woiwurrung) meaning ‘house’, combine to create a ‘safe house’. The healing service acknowledges the use of these words in the development of the organisations name. 

About the Opportunity

Due to ongoing growth, BWAHS is looking for a Project Manager to join their team in Croydon, Melbourne, on a full-time basis.

You will be collaborating with managers across the organisation to support BWAHS' strategic and operational growth, working on projects in a range of areas, including feasibility/impact analysis and reporting, infrastructure, and new programs or program areas.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking research and writing reports;
  • Identifying and preparing submissions for relevant tenders or grants;
  • Working with Managers to develop new areas of business;
  • Building and maintaining partnerships with cultural leaders, family violence experts, and other key stakeholders;
  • Facilitating internal and external design workshops; and
  • Developing relevant policies and procedures, with direction from the COO and CEO.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in Project/Program Management and ideally hold a relevant tertiary qualification, or have a background in, community development or a related field.

You'll need strong research skills and will be confident writing and presenting reports, with demonstrated experience preparing funding submissions for tenders or grants.

With well-developed written and verbal communication skills, you will be able to build strong, positive relationships with a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders, capable of working well both independently and as part of a small team.

You will need a clear understanding of the history of intergenerational trauma, including the issues underpinning family violence and therapeutic interventions in an Aboriginal cultural context.

Finally, you will also need to be proficient in a range of basic computer software, and comfortable learning new systems or programs.

Please note: You will need to hold or be willing to obtain a current National Police Check, Working with Children Check and basic First Aid Qualification. You will also need a current Driver's License.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation dedicated to supporting vulnerable women, children, and families and ultimately eliminating the impacts of trauma and abuse in the community. You will finish each day knowing that you have made a genuine, positive difference to the communities supported by the program.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $70,000 - $80,000, commensurate with your skills and experience, plus super and salary packaging up to $15,999.

As a growing organisation, BWAHS offers great job security, and is committed to investing in their staff, with ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Finally, you'll also benefit from a fantastic work/life balance, with the potential for flexible work arrangements.

This is a rare opportunity to join an organisation that's doing real, meaningful work to support vulnerable members of Melbourne's Aboriginal communities - Apply Now!

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