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Program Manager - Smart Skilled Hired

Employer: yourtown
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Education & Training, HR & Employment Services, Management, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

  • Drive performance and lead the program to success
  • Values based, youth specialist NFP
  • Make a genuine difference in the lives of young people

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of services for young people in Australia with sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania. The community with yourtown’s Art Unions funds most of what we do. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

The Smart, Skilled and Hired Program works with long term unemployed and under employed young people (aged 15-24), who present with complex and multiple barriers to employment. The program provides practical support in the form of education, training and mentoring, as well as addressing barriers such as health, stable accommodation and the need for suitable clothes, tools and equipment for work.

As Program Manager you will manage the service in line with program theory and the service model and will be fully conversant with the detail of the funding agreement. You will manage and lead the team to achieve quality client outcomes and program performance targets. The focus over the next 12 months will be on achieving placement and outcome targets.

You will have proven experience in managing a youth employment service and in managing others to achieve performance measures and program budgets. Experience with caseload analysis and a good understanding of labour market conditions in the Western Sydney area is essential. You will have strong reporting and analysis skills.

We have current funding for this program until 31 July 2020, however we are hopeful of receiving further funding beyond this date. The initial contract will be until 31 August 2020.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

How to apply for this job

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Resourcing Partner on 07 3867 1376

Closing Date: 25 September 2019.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Supporting materials  PD-Program Manager (Smart skilled and Hired).docx.pdf