Project Coordinator – Youth and Community Services

  • Base/Location:34 Annesley Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Executive Director Chlidren, Youth and Communities
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SCHADS Level 7
  • Position Scope:

    To provide governance support across Children, Youth and Community under the direct guidance of the Executive Director.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified position


Organisational Values


Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement


Key Duties and Responsibilities



  • Assist in the development of projects that include budgets, project schedules and scope statements.
  • Meet with key stakeholders to evaluate provide a need analysis.
  • Coordinate and direct progression of each project
  • Maintain a document register and generate reports where necessary.
  • Foster cross-team collaboration to assist in completing projects in a timely manner and in accordance with approved timelines.



  • Development and implement,
    • Model of Care for the Baroona Day Program
    • Design in a collaborative approach a 12-week program that incorporates the approved action plan and funding deliverables.
    • Model of Care for Community Services
    • Operation manuals for Youth and Community services that ensures cultural safety is at the forefront of everything we do.


  • Chair Baroona reference group
  • Prepare and report to the Youth Healing Centre Project Control Group
  • Provide the Executive Director weekly project updates.
  • Design and implement a Quality and Safety Framework that incorporates Youth and Community Services funding models and deliverables.


Key Selection Criteria


  1. Current unrestricted Victorian Driver’s license, National Police and Working with Children Check.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge, interest and commitment to the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering a model of care with a focus on AOD and Mental health across a breadth of community demographics.
  4. Experience working within a community-based health and wellbeing setting and with multidisciplinary teams.
  1. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy on behalf of clients.
  2. Demonstrated experience in time management and an ability to prioritise your workload.
  3. Demonstrated experience in financial management, excel, word and other IT tools that support this role.
  4. Proficient in word, excel and other applications that enhance work performance.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in governance.


Qualifications & Experience


A bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably Social Services, Business Management or Welfare


Other Relevant Information

The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications

Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required

You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.


To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.


Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:             HR Manager

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564



All applications close:             November 17, 2023


Written applications should include a covering letter.  Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


All applications close: 17th Nov 2023

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