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Wesley Mission
3 Dalmar Place, Carlingford
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Phone: 02 98572545
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Program Manager

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Job ID:

18231

Location:

Dundas, NSW, Australia 

Category:

Community/Welfare/Social
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Job Views:

304

Post Code:

2117

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

20.04.2017

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Job Description:

Wesley Brighter Futures

• full-time permanent position
• based in Dundas
• salary + car allowance + super + salary packaging benefits
 

About us
Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
 

About the program
Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work and with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good. As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Brighter Futures program funded by NSW Family and Community Services provides voluntary child focused targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join committed teams that are well respected in the sector.
 

About the role
The successful applicant will enjoy managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, monitoring project plan progress, and preparing high quality project documentation.

Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a working with children’s check and criminal record history check.

Job Requirements:

Essential criteria
• Tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
• proven leadership and management skills including: experience in supervision of staff; partner management; leading practice reflection, team development and managing a multi-disciplinary team
• sound understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children and families in child protection and early intervention models of service provision
• high level ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with partner agencies and professional groups including Community Services and other government and non-government stakeholders
• working knowledge of and commitment to 10 Practice Principals of Family Work (FaMS, NSW), evidence based practice, child centred practice and Action Learning
• ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities
• commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
• flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
• current NSW or National driver’s licence
 

Desirable criteria
• working knowledge of the  child and family support and child protection sectors in the Dundas/Cumberland area
• working knowledge and understanding of the Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program
• experience in using Structured Decision Making tools in work with Families and Children
• experience in managing electronic files and databases
 

Remuneration
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 7, with capacity for salary packaging and the provision of a fully maintained motor vehicle available for private use. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.
 

Closing date
Thursday, 4 May 2017
 

Apply now
Please visit https://www.wesleymission.org.au/home/get-involved/careers-at-wesley-mission/welcome-to-careers-at-wesley-mission/ to download an application pack.
 

Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume with current referees and an Application for Employment Form to carolina.charquero@wesleymission.org.au
 

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.