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Community Services Lead - Parenting & Families

Communicare & White Ribbon Australia

The Role

We are currently seeking a dynamic Community Services Lead (Parenting and Families) to lead the design and delivery of programs related to parenting, children, individual and family support, and financial capability services. The role requires a passionate driven individual with a focus on innovation, service excellence and the development of new business, growth and partnership opportunities.

Reporting to the Director Youth and Community Service, the Community Services Lead (Parenting and Families) is accountable for providing highly effective and efficient management of human, physical and financial resources including the development of systems, process, and structures that maximise outcomes for our clients and for our organisation.

This role is located in Cannington and will be offered on a permanent full-time basis working 76 hours per fortnight.

Who Are We?

Since opening our doors in 1977, our passion for delivering high quality, people-focused support services has continued to flourish. In May 2020, we became the new custodian of White Ribbon Australia, establishing a national footprint for the organisation.

We remain committed to growing a workforce that celebrates diversity and seeks to inspire and empower the people we serve.

While we’ve changed a lot over the past 45 years, our values – Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance and Equality – remain at the very heart of everything we do.

Selection Criteria

The position requires:

  • A successful and proven track record in managing large teams across multiple areas and disciplines in complex human service delivery environments within a community services / not for profit related environment.
  • Proven ability to lead the design, development and delivery of quality, evidence-based programs related to, family support and counselling services.
  • Well-developed understanding of risk management and emergency response strategies, policies, procedures with experience in supporting staff in their implementations.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, negotiation and networking skills with an ability to think creatively and liaise effectively with a diverse range of targeted audiences.
  • Strong financial acumen with ability to analyse and evaluate information, identify issues, and develop or approve appropriate solutions.
  • An effective organiser with a structured planning/delivery focus and strong capability to manage multiple priorities, whilst taking accountability for all decisions and actions.
  • Proven ability to share innovative ideas to achieve organisational goals along with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as Community or Human Services or a related field.
  • Satisfactory Police clearance (not older than 6 months from the issue date)
  • Unrestricted drivers’ licence
  • Working With Children Check

What we can offer you

  • Opportunity to be part of an organisation helping to create strong, safe, and inclusive communities
  • Generous NFP salary packaging opportunities (option to package up to $15,900 for general living expenses and an additional $2,650 for entertainment benefits per annum)
  • Extra Leave - 5 days of extra paid leave per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • Paid parental leave policy
  • Family Domestic Violence and Abuse (FDVA) leave, financial assistance and structured support for any employees who have experienced FDVA incidents
  • Discounted Health Insurance with HBF
  • Free, confidential counselling services through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter that addresses our Selection Criteria. 

White Ribbon Workplaces are centres of respect and proactivity in relation to the safety of women in the workplace and the community.

Communicare encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI+ and people living with disabilities.

Short listing will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. Unsolicited resumes and contact from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

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