Project Officer

Job Title: Project Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Reference: 540010
Contact Name: Sahana Gabriel
Job Published: July 22, 2020 09:15

Job Description

Project Officer
There is a strong preference for applications for this vacancy from people with disability. SSI provides workplace adjustments in their recruitment processes and in the workplace, assessed on a case by case basis.

About our client
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. They work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. SSI is a member of the Australian Network on Disability (AND) which seeks to advance the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.


About the opportunity


SSI has partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to deliver Local Area Coordination Services in NSW. As a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), SSI supports people aged 7 and over to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream services in the community.


The Project Officer will play a critical role in coordinating, monitoring and reporting on projects in the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) team. The role is responsible for working within the local community to deliver LAC projects that aim to provide better access for people with disability.



About your experience


  • Previous experience in a similar role or qualifications in quality framework design and implementation, project management and/or advanced report writing;

  • High level written communication and analytical skills;

  • Experience in writing, developing and implementing policies and procedures in a human services sector;

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds;

  • Ability to work with limited supervision, manage a variety of tasks and display personal drive and integrity;

  • Experience in program design, audit and evaluation highly advantageous;

  • Previous experience and knowledge of the NDIS highly advantageous;

  • Awareness and recognition of cultural diversity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities; and

  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours and in a range of locations across areas and regions as required.

Location: Ashfield or Liverpool.
If you are interested in this role, please register your interest using the apply button. For further information or to have a confidential conversation regarding your suitability, please contact Sahana Gabriel on 02 9055 4474 or by emailing

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