connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Project Officer Indigenous Cultural strengthening programs

  • Part-time (22.5 hrs per week), fixed term contract to Dec 2019.
  • Based in Camberwell.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced Project Officer to join our Central Office, Camberwell centre working across funded projects and programs supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Victoria.

  • Salary

    $56,306- $57,894pa (pro rata)
  • Closing Date

  • Want to Apply?

    Please forward your written application using the online application form below with a current resume/CV and a covering letter addressing your Skills, Experience and Qualifications as well as the two key selection criteria listed in the job ad. Applications Close at 5.00pm

About RAV
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family and relationshipservices.  Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 14 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

About the role
Reporting to the General Manager State Services with day to day supervision by the Programs Manager, your responsibilities include providing effective and efficient project development and implementation.  The Project Officer will be a multifaceted role, supporting the development and implementation of programs, facilitating the reference groups that will provide support and guidance to program staff, and working in consultation with program partners.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Must have demonstrated experience and understanding of cultural norms in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and Aboriginal community controlled organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience of program development and implementation principles and processes, including the ability to initiate, plan, organise and establish priorities and report writing.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively to ensure program outcomes and milestones are achieved whilst focussing on both long term and short term project goals.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of internal/extremal stakeholders to build and manage relationships, engaging and engendering confidence in program stakeholders.
  • Successful applicants must have an unencumbered current drivers licence.

In addition, candidates are asked to respond to the following key selection criteria, offering examples from previous roles:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting relationships for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and link these needs with program outcomes to build stakeholder awareness, expertise and motivation to respond appropriately.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related area.

This role is based in our Camberwell centre.  RAV centres may be open, depending on client demand and operational requirements, 1-2 nights per week or a Saturday morning.  Depending upon the role and location, you may be required to work an evening each week or other working hours will be negotiated which may be outside of standard business hours, on a regular basis.

RAV requires all employees to undertake a satisfactory National and/or International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check prior to employment. 

What we offer
You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on relevant qualifications and experience. RAV is an Employer of Choice in the community sector. RAV is a recognised public benevolent institution (PBI) and as such can offer to employee’s additional salary packaging and tax benefits.

RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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    Attention: If you have a specific enquiry about this position please call Sue Yorston, Senior Manager Quality, Compliance and Diversity ph 03 8573 2222.