Project Officer

Project Officer

Temporary 12 months parental leave replacement
Blacktown Area NSW

About the Role

Based in the Blacktown area, this is a 12 month full time temporary role, replacing our employee who will be taking parental leave commencing in April 2023. We would like the successful candidate to commence late March/early April to enable a suitable handover with the current employee.

As the Project Officer for our Refuges Outreach Action Response (ROAR) service, you will be responsible for supporting the team in the smooth and efficient operations of the refuges and sites within Western Sydney services. The primary function of this role includes office and site monitoring and maintenance, supporting financial reporting and administration.

DVSM operates in Sydney’s Hills district and Blacktown LGAs and provides refuge accommodation for women with children escaping Domestic and Family Violence. Additionally, the service provides support in the community to people who are escaping or experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

DVSM pay above Award rates as a registered charity we can offer the salary packaging benefits.

Key responsibilities

The majority of your time will be spent in responding to refuge maintenance requests.

  • Liaise with Community Housing Provider to organise repairs and maintenance.
  • Schedule trades people.
  • Maintain job related vehicles for ROAR and DVAHS.
  • Monitor and replenish orders across the office and refuge including food, office supplies, furniture, and household goods.
  • Purchase and distribute emergency relief vouchers and goods as directed by Service Lead.
  • Liaise with IT and support Access Control for ROAR team.
  • Maintaining internal data Entry Spreadsheets.
  • Attending Team Meetings.
  • Credit Card Reconciliation.
  • Maintain local Refuge Registers.
  • Auditing and administration

Selection criteria

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar role or property management.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail, efficiency and ownership
  • Strong computer literacy skills.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills including competence to manage sensitive matters and materials.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong written communications skills.
  • A confident, proactive ‘can-do’ attitude with willingness to multitask and self-manage competing priorities.
  • Proactive communication and flexibility to support the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directing, plan and prioritise workload and show initiative.
  • Commitment to client and community confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Domestic and Family Violence with the ability to work within a person centred approach.

It is essential that you have the following:

  • Current drivers’ licence
  • A successful Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption
  • A National Police Check will be organised prior to commencement

This role is positioned SCHADS Award level 4.

To be female is a genuine requirement for the position under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.

About us

Domestic Violence NSW Service Management (DVSM) is a registered charity which aims to prevent and to provide support for people escaping/experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and homelessness.

DVSM provides support services in an urban context (Inner Sydney), in a suburban context (Western Sydney) and in remote rural NSW (Wilcannia).

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people.

For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website

How to Apply

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to [email protected].

Applications without a cover letter addressing the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting.

Due to capacity, we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.