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Keep Embracing Your Success Program Manager


Employer: Anglicare Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Management, Family Services, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 16 August, 2019.
Applications close: 28 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Located in the Southern Region
  • Fixed Term
  • Full Time, 38 Hours per week

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position: 

Anglicare Victoria, in conjunction with Mind Australia and Monash Health are excited to be delivering a new Keep Embracing Your Success (KEYS) for young people aged 13 – 16 years who experience complex emotional and behavioural difficulties and are currently in, or are likely to be placed in, residential care.

KEYS is a transitional model, with placement duration ranging from 6 – 18 months. KEYS will take a new approach to working with highly vulnerable young people, who will receive a range of support, treatment and other therapeutic interventions and be actively assisted and supported to transition into a form of home-based care, or move directly to independent living.

KEYS will be delivered from two sites, one in Dandenong and one in Noble Park. Each site will work with eight young people at any given time, with four young people living in an KEYS house and four who have transitioned through the live-in component of the service to home based care arrangements or independent living.

Implementation of KEYS will be underpinned by the following principles:

  • A positive and aspirational culture
  • A consistently applied theoretical framework
  • Comprehensive assessment and planning
  • Individualised holistic assessment and tailored therapeutic treatment and care plans.
  • Connection to culture, family, community and land for Aboriginal young people
  • Culturally informed practice
  • Family inclusion
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • A teaching and learning
  • A physical environment
  • Access to education and/or vocational training.
  • Planned and supported transitions into and out of the service.

Program Managers are members of the Anglicare Victoria Senior Management Group. This position is classified as a Program Manager and manages a particularly complex program area with related budget and high risk service profile and these programs require a high level of operational management and leadership in order to minimise risks and maximise outcomes.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in social sciences and/or management
  • A comprehensive understanding and experience in the human service delivery system, with particular reference to Child Protection, Out of Home Care, and relevant theoretical frameworks and evidence based models relating to children and young people in the residential care system
  • Representing the interests of the organisation publicly and building appropriate relationships with government, other organizations and key stakeholders
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and create a workplace culture based on cooperation, teamwork and common pursuit of organizational objectives
  • Commitment to social justice principles, and specifically to the mission and aims of Anglicare Victoria

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For a detailed position description, Download File PD_KEYS Program Manager_South_August 2019.pdf

How to apply for this job

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