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Service Evolution - Social Enterprise Manager - Central Coast

Coast Shelter

Life at Coast Shelter

Coast Shelter is a leading Central Coast not for profit charity assisting families, adults and young people with complex issues arising from their experience of homelessness, abuse and neglect. Our organisation is driven by our mission to deliver innovative solutions to address homelessness, violence and poverty to achieve immediate and lasting changes.

At Coast Shelter, you'll be joining a team of committed staff and volunteers who work to end Homelessness and Domestic and Family Violence within our community. Our people are innovative professionals who are driven to help make positive change, we are bold with ideas and operate with pace and passion.

The Role

We are seeking an innovative and passionate leader who will be responsible for the management of Coast Shelter’s Service Evolution which includes social entrepreneurship, grants, tenders & submissions and key Coast Shelter projects.

A key focus of the role is to build upon and establish a number of Social Enterprises across the Central Coast to support our people with education and employment.

Coast Shelter believes in creating innovative opportunities to create real impact and lasting change for our community. One of the ways that we do this is by finding employment pathways for the people we support through Social Enterprise, allowing them to gain work experience and transition into stable employment.

The position is responsible for creating sustainable Social Enterprises that:

  • Establish a safe, engaging and understanding environment that recognises the trauma and neglect our people often experienced in their previous life, where they can discover their strengths and build their skills
  • Provide wrap around support and mentoring to support our people in getting used to the new work environment and routine
  • Build Links to education and training providers to combine work experience with the opportunity to obtain a formal certificate for later employment
  • Form pathways to permanent employment by connecting our people with existing businesses, understanding the needs of those businesses and providing transition support

The position is supported by the Grants, Tenders and Submissions Coordinator.

All about You

You will have the ability to develop, establish and grow a range of sustainable social enterprises with a proven ability to lead and project manage large and simultaneous projects to implement Coast Shelters strategic goals.

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in related discipline, bachelor level or higher and/or extensive relevant sector experience supported by well-developed project management skills.
  • Strong business acumen demonstrated through innovation or enterprises.
  • Strong financial management skills and understanding to deliver projects on budget.
  • High level of computer skills with advanced competencies in Microsoft Excel.
  • Superior skills in mediation and negotiation, collaboration and consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Clear understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and collaborate with a range of colleagues to build understanding and knowledge and improve outcomes for clients, with the ability to adapt approach for the audience and encourage reflective practice.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Innovation
  • Connection
  • Trust

Ways we Reward You!

  • Competitive Remuneration Package including access to extensive salary packaging offerings
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Values Driven Organisation
  • Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support

If you are successful in gaining employment with Coast Shelter you must hold a NSW driver's licence, National Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Enquiries: Jason Brown People & Culture Manager

Please apply by providing a resume and cover letter.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. Coast Shelter strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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