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Youth Services Manager

drummond street services

We are seeking a culturally and linguistically diverse person, who understands the unique issues young people face growing up in the public housing estates.

About us

Drummond Street’s youth services (known as the drum) deliver Melbourne and Yarra Youth Services on behalf of a few different funders – in a flexible geographical area. This includes Carlton, North Melbourne, Kensington, Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy and CBD. 

Drummond Street is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we work within. 

First Nations People, LGBTIQ+ people, people with disability, people of colour, public housing residents or people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Drummond Street is committed to prioritising child safety and maintain an understanding our Reportable Conduct Scheme responsibilities (we have a Child Safety Officer and Committee to support this). We can train you in this.

What we are looking for:

  • Number one is we would ideally like someone who is from a CALD background , who really understands what it is to be growing up in the public housing estates and to be dealing with discrimination and racism on a daily basis.
  • The ability to provide leadership, supervision and manage a team of young, diverse lived experience workers, who at times will need support from you.
  • A realistic, respectful approach to culturally focused youth and community work and a willingness to listen and learn from clients and colleagues
  • Qualifications in youth work, social work or community development (or similar).
  • A demonstrated commitment to Child Safe Standards and knowledge of Reportable Conduct 
  • A passionate for collaborating with young people experiencing complex disadvantage including racism, sexism, Islamophobia transphobia and homophobia
  • We want an open minded and non-judgmental manager who can be a role model.

About the vacancy

This position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to apply their leadership skills and to influence service delivery and local government. You will actively manage an innovative team and service model, centring young people’s voices. Your responsibilities will include strengthening services on inner city public housing estates, increasing youth friendly spaces and affirmative experiences in “mainstream” services. To do this you will need experience of leading a small team/service and of using project management skills to support others deliver programs.

This role has responsibility for:

  • Working with the many arms of DS to ensure we meet our contractual obligations and KPIs ensuring our staff are able to fulfil their roles, meet KPIs and connect well in community
  • Managing the development, promotion, delivery and evaluation of specific youth activities/programs across our multiple settings (we currently have 8 different regular groups running)
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships and other stakeholder relationships to increase opportunities available for young people 

For further information, please contact Helen Rimington, General Manager - Early Parenting & Youth on 03 9663 6733 or email helen.rimington@ds.org.au using the subject line: Youth Services Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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