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    Senior Project Officer (Identified)

    Job Reference QLD/SER244913/17
    Closing date July 2, 2017
    Location Gold Coast
    Type Full-Time
    Status Temporary
    Contact 07 5656 6688

    About this job

    You will have responsibility for leading the following activities and undertaking the following key tasks:

    • Provide professional supervision of Community Education Counsellors in the South East Region.
    • Plan and coordinate professional development programs and education and training activities for school-based Community Education Counsellors.
    • Develop and provide support service programs for schools that will assist in encouraging the educational participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Such activities will include State and Commonwealth funded school-based programs.
    • Undertake project planning, analysis, integrate project activities and evaluate the impact of projects and initiatives.
    • Develop, implement and monitor project services in consultation with stakeholders to ensure identified needs are met.
    • Research, develop, maintain and review operational policies, standards, procedures and programs to support the unit's function across the department
    • Prepare briefing material, submissions, papers and reports
    • Coordinate, organise, participate and promote the activities of the work unit.
    • Develop and maintain relevant links and networks with other units, other Branches within the department, other government agencies and other entities.

    A mandatory requirement of this role is:

    For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander person as set out in Section 7 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1991 for the purposes contained in Section 25 of that Act.

    Verification of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Island heritage

    • For administrative purposes, in relation to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander role, an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a person who:
      • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
      • is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
      • is accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which he or she lives.
    • Note, that by definition a person who is not an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cannot be employed (on any basis) to perform the duties of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified role.
    • Applicants to this position may have to provide confirmation of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Requesting proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage from applicants helps to make sure that this intention is honoured.

    To apply please provide the following information:

    •    a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)

    •    a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under “How you will be assessed”.

    Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.


    Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


    Employees Requiring Placement will be considered on merit.