Project Lead Communities for Children – Kununurra

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    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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    Project Management, Youth and Adolescence
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The Communities for Children project in the East Kimberley works to combat adversity and create lasting improvement in the circumstances of vulnerable children and families. We need a passionate practitioner to coordinate the project, developing and maintaining strategic cross disciplinary partnerships that will create better lives for children across WA.

54 reasons is Australia’s leading child rights organisation – no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we’re here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve – in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:

In this full time position, based in Kununurra you’ll provide strategic and operational support to the Regional Manager, to develop and deliver an integrated strategy for children in their early and middle years. Your primary responsibility will be facilitating the Communities for Children project in the East Kimberley and supporting community partners and other key stakeholders to ensure delivery of high quality programming. You’ll be part of our East Kimberley team and will report to our Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Managing the successful delivery of the Communities for Children project
  • Undertaking project development activities for early and middle years programs, including submissions for donors, program design, and grant applications
  • Actively seeking opportunities to develop programs and the skills of program staff
  • Monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Establishing and maintaining effective networks and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Mentoring and support the Communities for Children Project Officer


Does this sound like you?

You’re a strategic thinker with the ability to support partners and teammates to achieve their best, and you’re motivated to continually strive for better performance. Passionate about championing creative and innovative solutions to transform the lives of children living in disadvantage, you’re looking to further develop your community development and project coordination experience across the picturesque East Kimberley region.

This role requires:

  • Degree in Community Development, Education, Early Childhood, Social Work or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong networks and partnerships to drive project outcomes
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities
  • Driver’s licence (car available for work use)
  • Project coordination skills and experience

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 600 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (SCHADS Level 5.1 – $47.50 hourly rate) plus full salary packaging benefits – use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • 3 days (pro rata) of gifted festive leave between Christmas and New Year, in addition to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP and professional supervision, as well as internal networks to support our diverse workforce,
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Opportunities to deploy interstate for emergency response and other program requirements
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Flexible working, including the ability to work from home (WFH)
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Child and pet friendly work environment
  • Relocation Allowance, Remote Allowance, Air con Reimbursement

For more information regarding the employee benefits of the Save the Children Australia group, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close COB, Monday 16th October 2023.

Position Description – Project Lead


For more information about this position, please contact Heather Rhebok at


We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring 54 reasons is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.


54 reasons is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
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