Senior Project Officer - Fostering Better Mental Health. Max term, full time - Hobart

Life Without Barriers

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Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental health illness at some point in their life. You can make a meaningful difference to the Australian community by joining the Life Without Barriers team. Our mental health teams provide client-led, recovery-orientated mental health support, creating positive change in such a vital industry.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

The purpose of the Senior Project Officer – Fostering Better Mental Health position is to develop and implement resources and training to foster and kinship carers, improving their mental health literacy and supporting young people in care to have better mental health.

With an anticipated commencement in February 2022 for a 14 month maximum term, the Senior Project Officer will be responsible for supporting the Program Manager, Mental Health to deliver on the ‘Fostering Better Mental Health’ program (Healthy Tasmania Grant).  This will involve developing a suite of training modules and resources centred on mental health literacy for carers, delivering these training packages face to face in partnership with the Foster and Kinship Carers Association Tasmania (FKAT), seeking feedback and updating training resources as required, and developing an online training resources and incorporation as a standard for all new carers.  This is a fantastic opportunity to innovate a mental health education program from the ground up in a sector where there is great need. The resources developed will be designed to improve mental health literacy of foster and kinship carers, and provide sustained mental health well being for carers and the children in their care.

If you are an experienced project manager, with a background in L&D, sound mental health knowledge and a motivation to work with families, we would love to hear from you. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Fostering Better Mental Health Steering Committee to design and implement the Fostering Better Mental Health Project. 
  • Develop and deliver a suite of evidence based contemporary training modules (face to face delivery and webinar format) relevant to improving knowledge and confidence of foster and kinship carers
  • Based on feedback, update content and / or delivery methods throughout the duration of the project
  • Survey carers, foster care organisations and any other key stakeholders regarding benefit from the training modules
  • Provide regular updates to the Steering Committee on outcomes achieved through the duration of the project
  • Liaise with L& D Team to consider how this package could be used broadly across the LWB organisation
  • Collect and analyse data to provide project reports for funding body provide reports on performance KPIs
  • Provide support to the Fostering Better Mental Health project including preparation of a range of project related documents for key stakeholders as required

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in project management and project delivery in a national, large or high transactional organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver outcomes within agreed timeframes and quality standards
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating a range of training and learning deliverables to a variety of audiences and different platforms
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and young people and carers/families, preferably experience with mental health presentations.
  • Project management skills-in developing and implementing project plans
  • Demonstrated skills in data collection, analysis and report writing.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and presentation ability. Understanding of e-learning principles, design and delivery.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.  A current drivers licence and occasional intrastate travel will be required. 

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent salary packaging benefits, flexible & remote working arrangements
  • A truly supportive & values-driven team

How To Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 12th of December 2022

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (

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