Program Officer Regional Development


Employment Type

Part-Time (0.6 FTE)

Applications Close

Friday, 25 November 2022


Brisbane, QLD

About the Role

The Regional Development - Program Officer role exists to operationally deliver Edmund Rice Camps programs and services, as well as support the organisation, facilitation and evaluation of all programs and services run by Edmund Rice Camps. This position has a focus on building on the current Edmund Rice presence within Central Queensland and developing our programs in the region. The role is responsible under the directive of the State Program Lead for assisting ERCQLD Staff in planning, resourcing, researching and budgeting for all aspects of Edmund Rice Camps' service (and directly for operational camps' services).

The role is directly involved in program facilitation, participant referral, volunteer recruitment, stakeholder engagement, child protection practices and protocols, risk management and resource management. Emphasis in the role is placed on maintaining the Edmund Rice Camps ethos, professionalism and trust. The role requires a constant commitment to ongoing learning, team collaboration, best practice behaviours and discipline in professional practices and procedures. The Program Officer will often be required to work independently while still an essential member of the core team of Edmund Rice Camps.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Building on the current Edmund Rice presence in Central Queensland

  • Developing programs within the Central Queensland locale that caters to the needs of the community

  • Building relationships with Regional Partners to explore community needs and develop targeted programs

  • Facilitating programs and ensuring these are executed to the best possible standard.

  • Supporting the management, development, implementation, and delivery of programs

  • Assisting in the coordination of all camps and programs

  • Supporting the State Program Lead in the recruitment, induction, training, and retention of volunteers

  • Ensuring that critical incidents are reported in a timely manner to the State Leader or LAC

  • Documenting the program and returning these to the Edmund Rice Camps Office

  • Administration tasks such as photocopying, email, printing of documents to be used on the program

  • Providing regular reports to the State Program Lead as required.

  • Managing own risk management/benefit for all recreation activities and programs this role conducts on and off site

About You

To be successful in this position you will have the following:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree related to Community development, Social welfare, Counselling, Outdoor recreation or other relevant area

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role

  • Working with Children clearance

  • Current unrestricted Drivers licence

  • Apply First Aid certificate

  • Willingness and ability to travel from time to time

  • Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet the demands of the role including weekend and evening work

  • Experience working within a volunteer scheme, volunteer based program or in a direct relationship with volunteers.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with diverse children, young people and families who have faced significant adversity

  • Knowledge, understanding and application of trauma informed and strength-based theories of practice

  • Knowledge and experience developing and delivering (volunteer) training to young adults

This position is part time (3 days per week), on a fixed term (6 months) contract.

All applications are via our website Jobs and must include a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and a current curriculum vitae.

This position may close early if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

ERCS is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and adults-at-risk. ERCS is committed to a safe culture for all and has zero tolerance of any abuse, discrimination including racism and a zero tolerance of inaction in regard to concerns of this nature.

All staff must be compliant with the ERCS COVID Vaccination Policy and booster doses

Applications Close: Friday 25 November