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Program Manager

Mission Australia
  • Full Time, Max-Term to 30 June 2021
  • Location: Northbridge, WA
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

If you're passionate about helping young people at risk, here is an opportunity for you to bring your sector management experience and lead our dedicated team.

We are seeking a Program Manager for our YouthBeat Program based in Northbridge. This comprehensive program provides mobile outreach to young people in the Northbridge and inner city areas. YouthBeat also runs support activities for young people.

You will be responsible for planning, leading, managing and developing a youth outreach team to execute high quality and contractually compliant services to young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness within the Perth metropolitan area. You'll develop close working relationships with government and non-government stakeholders, to have a profound impact on the lives of young Western Australians.

Requirements for Success

To be successful in this role you will need to possess:

  • Relevant degree or qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision of a service delivery team
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver service outcomes on time and in compliance with funding requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience in budget and financial management 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au or phone 08 9225 0453.

For more information, feel free to click here to view Program Manager, Level 2 - PD .pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please click here and send your cover letter and resume today.

Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.

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