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Program Manager - Project Lead & Development


Employer: Stretch-A-Family
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Family Services, Housing & Homelessness, Mental Health & Counselling, Project Management, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Manage established programs and develop new opportunities.
  • Salary packaging option to increase your take home pay.
  • Short term contract (flexible length contract)

Stretch-A-Family (SAF) is a not-for-profit organisation and we have been supporting families for over 40 years. We are an accredited Fostering and Community Placement agency and a Residential Care Provider for 0-25 year old children and young people who need out-of-home care. As a lead industry provider, SAF delivers services with a strong therapeutic focus and is held in high esteem in the sector for achieving quality client outcomes.

OUR PURPOSE: We bring hope. We restore lives, families and communities.

OUR VISION: Creating better, safer futures for children, young people and families.

OUR MISSION: We restore by:

  • Enabling the people we support to achieve their full potential.
  • Securing permanent homes for children and young people.
  • Creating strong and resilient families.
  • Building the capacity of communities.

The Role

This fundamental position will be responsible for the strategic direction and development of SAFs residential programs. As well as the day to day operational performance of the program, you will also assist in the development of new programs currently in the pipeline.

  • Flexible length short term contract.
  • Enthusiasm to drive the strategic direction of the residential care programs.
  • Management experience with the ability to mentor staff and facilitate groups for success.
  • Provide regular and ongoing supervision to staff which is holistic and allows for reflection, growth and development.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing a timely response to program reporting and auditing requests both internal and external.
  • Ability to remain calm in responding to emergent situations – this includes problem solving and making fast, effective and professional decisions in an inclusive and evidence-based manner.
  • Working confidently and capably using a practice framework that is child-centric and culturally sensitive.
  • Manage the program budget in line with established targets.

Your Credentials:

  • Degree Qualified (Social Work, Psychology, Social or Behavioural Sciences or similar field)
  • Working with Children Check (or willing to obtain)
  • A current national police check (or willing to obtain)
  • A current NSW Driver Licence
  • Practical experience in management (preferably with experience within in the Out of Home Care sector)
  • Experience in managing a program budget and able to develop professional management reports.

About our benefits & culture:

SAF encourages applicants with ATSI and CALD background. SAF is a non-smoking and non-denominational workplace. You will be welcomed into a close-knit team and have access to:

  • Salary packaging,
  • Family friendly workplace,
  • Flexible working hours,
  • Work from home options,
  • Ongoing training and development,
  • Employee assistance program,
How to apply for this job

A letter of application MUST be accompanied by your resume.

Apply directly to Nathan on nathan.clarke@stretchafamily.com.au, using the subject line: Program Manager - application via EthicalJobs.

SAF encourages applicants with ATSI and CALD background. SAF is a non-smoking and non-denominational workplace. Successful applicants will be subject to a Criminal Records and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.