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Program Manager - Youth Services - Hobart

Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Project Management, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Hobart

Job posted on: 21 January, 2019.
Applications close: 21 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Opportunity to lead and expand this innovative service to young people.
  • New opportunity in a national, for-purpose organisation.
  • Attractive remuneration, including tool of trade vehicle.
  • Permanent, full time.

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 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.

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 Tasmanian Life Without Barriers team is seeking a Program Manager for the southern Youth Services team. Based in the Hobart office, the Program Manager will oversee and manage the expansion of the program to ensure smooth operation and compliance, and a high quality of care of clients.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a single program or multiple programs compliant with legislation, standards, contractual requirements and internal policy.
  • Ensure delivery of program services in accordance with program budget, local business plans and in line with client needs and plans.
  • Develop and maintain local operational and administrative systems and procedures to support the effective management of the program.
  • Ensure a consistent standard of quality is delivered for program in accordance with regulations prescribed in relevant legislation and funding agency standards.
  • Develop, lead, motivate and manage a team.

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in a program similar to that is delivered by LWB: National Immigration Support
    Service or Disability or Mental Health or Out of Home Care or Residential Care.
  • Degree qualification in Human Services or related discipline.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the care and protection of clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership and management.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/communication skills, including verbal, written and negotiation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage services and programs within a budget.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration.


  • Excellent career development opportunity
  • Demonstrate your leadership skills
  • Attractive remuneration package including tool of trade vehicle

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.