Project Implementation Officer, (Care to Thrive) - Part Time 12mths Max Term Ė Dandenong

Life Without Barriers

VIC: Dandenong
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About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

 Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

The purpose of the Project Implementation Officer position is to provide a range of project support, planning and delivery within Life Without Barriers Out of Home Care / Care to Thrive program.

The Life Without Barriers Care 2 Thrive program provides a safe, stable, and supportive family-based care environment for a child or young person with complex support requirements. Care 2 Thrive is provided by specialist kinship or foster carers who are supported by Life Without Barriers to deliver daily care. The program involves a whole of team approach providing the opportunity for children and young people to thrive and to heal through normalised childhood experiences.  

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Scoping and identify long-term community placement arrangements for children within our current Foster / Kinship programs.
  • Prepare detailed proposal documentation outlining client specific care and support needs.
  • Oversee project schedule and resource allocations and ensure appropriate engagement from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordination, administration and reporting of one or more project.

This is a part-time opportunity for 12 months, 0.4 FTE 16hrs a week excluding breaks The spread of hours worked can be negotiated with the successful applicant.

This role will be a hybrid mix of WFH and office based at our Dandenong office. Some work travel to various work locations maybe required.

Key Requirements

  • Consult with key stakeholders such as therapeutic supports, operational staff, potential carers, children and young people and other service providers.
  • Prepare proposal documentation outlining client specific care and support needs.
  • Oversee project schedule and resource allocations and ensure appropriate engagement from internal and external stakeholders.
  • On an agreed basis, prepare accurate and robust project status reports to meet LWB and stakeholder needs, including for executive level audience.

Skills & Experience  

  • Demonstrated experience in the child, youth, and family sector, including out of home care, funding and care models.
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals, families, or groups using a strengths-based and culturally appropriate approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current casework practice for children and young people.
  • Collaborative skills to work effectively with various stakeholders, including peers, employees, volunteers, external organisations, and government agencies.
  • Excellent written communication skills for the creation of reports, correspondence and other material.
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation abilities.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, and ability to think laterally and strategically.
  • Proficient ability in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in Human Services, Business, Project Management or similar areas


Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Competitive base salary + super.
  • Salary packaging tax benefits, meal entertainment benefit, novated leasing and more.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ¬ĎApply¬í and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Sadna Patel Thomas at¬†¬†

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is midnight Wednesday 17th July 2024. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (

Please note: To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.


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