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Family Preservation Program Manager - Nepean

Wesley Mission

Wesley Family Preservation

  • Full-time permanent position
  • Based in Penrith, NSW
  • SCHADS Award Level 7 + motor vehicle + salary packaging

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 “A Spirit-led disciple-making movement: doing all the good we can because every life matters”.

About the program

The Family Preservation WSNBM program provides targeted support to vulnerable families to prevent children and young people (0 to 17 years old) from escalating into the child-protection or Out of Home Care system.

We are looking for an outstanding Program Manager who is conscientious, reliable and motivated about making a difference. Staff at Family Preservation apply their skills in the complex child protection area, working within the service provision guidelines and Wesley Family Preservation framework.

What you’ll do

As a Program Manager you will be leading a team of 5 passionate Team Leaders responsible for principled case management services. With your team, you will help build strong families where children can live safe from abuse and neglect and have improved wellbeing outcomes.

You will participate in and contribute to decision making and culture building as part of a Leadership team that supports Family Preservation service delivery in Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas. You may be required to travel across this geographical area to be part of various Leadership and program activities.

Your leadership will:

  • support innovative and strength-based casework and demand committed relationships with families
  • safeguard practice to ensure children and adolescence are protected from harm
  • promote the family unit, listens to families’ truths and advocate for their needs.
  • ensure culturally diverse and culturally curious workplace environments
  • lead effective systems and open cultures
  • develop team leaders and practitioners to become autonomous and do all the good they can for children, adolescent and families.
  • be collaborative and lead with bold vision of values.

Your team

All staff at Family Preservation WSNBM work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision, support and training for all staff.

Essential criteria

  • tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
  • at least 5 years’ experience in working with family services, that involves the identification and analysis of safety and wellbeing concerns for children
  • develop effective strategies and systems to safeguard practices such as group supervision, reporting mechanisms, consultation and supervision methods
  • experience in managing a team with proven organisational skills, team development, meeting deadlines and managing budgets
  • current NSW or National driver’s licence.

Desirable criteria

  • working knowledge of the local child and family support sector for the area which you are applying
  • experience in SafeCare delivery, or other parenting programs
  • experience in managing electronic files and data bases
  • an appreciation of the challenges involved in managing a diverse workforce within a not-for-profit environment.


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 11%.

Interviews will be held at Penrith at 22 March 2024.

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

Preferred applicants will be requested to undergo an online psychometric test, prior to interview. 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.

Please find an Application Pack, including Position Description here: Family Preservation Program Manager | Nepean | Wesley Mission

For further information, please contact:

Email: [email protected] using the subject line: Family Preservation Program Manager - Nepean enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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