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Project Manager - KOORI AOD Resource Centre Co-Design Project

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation

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A new role as a Project Manager for the Koori AOD Resource Centre you will work with a diverse group of organisations such as Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Aboriginal Community Stakeholders to explore the needs of the community.

About Us

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Housing and Homeless and other services to meet the needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and their families. Our services operate across Victoria.

About the Job

As the Project Manager, you will work with a diverse group of organisations such as Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Aboriginal Community Stakeholders as well as mainstream services plus the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (among others) to co-design a Koori AOD Resource Centre (KRC) to be located in the Northern Metropolitan Area.

You will explore the needs of the community, the possibilities and limitations as a co-designed model of care within a defined set of resources. Innovation and creativity is key, as is collaboration and partnership to leverage other services to provide funded programs at the KRC.

You will be guided and supported by the Aboriginal led Project Governance Steering Committee (PGSC), senior AOD staff and reporting to Ngwala Willumbong’s Quality Improvement and Project Lead.

This is a 12 month position substantially funded by the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing for the purposes of this key project and is an Aboriginal identified position, section 8 exception applies under the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

This is a part-time position of a minimum 3 days, however, we are also open to 4 days per week or full time.

About the Perks

  • Grow your career at a thriving organisation invested in your development
  • Make a difference every day to the health and wellbeing
  • Work for a dynamic, family-friendly and inclusive AOD organisation
  • NFP Salary Packaging Benefits up to $15,900

About You

  • Professional experience in project management, community services, Aboriginal Health work, mental health, alcohol and other drugs and/or other related fields
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Commitment to a vision of truly integrated, collaborative and comprehensive model of care for clients and their families, which adds value or fills a current gap in access to support, services, capacity building that the community says they want
  • Ability to network and build true partnerships to enable pathways and access for Aboriginal people to mainstream and non-mainstream services
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of both the current social, emotional and wellbeing, mental health and Alcohol and Other Drug misuse landscape for Aboriginal people and communities in Victoria and key policy and reforms e.g. Closing the Gap; the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System recommendations; Balit Durn Durn; Korin Korin Balit Djak; Public Intoxication and Seeing the Light of Day report
  • The ability to envisage a new landscape in providing a KRC with focus on community, healing, social determinants of health and Aboriginal Social, Emotional Wellbeing (big picture thinking)

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please provide the following:

  • A cover letter outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, including your preference for Part-Time or Full-Time
  • A resume which outlines your educational and employment background

To view the full position description and to apply please click Apply Now.

*Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including a Police Check, Working with Children Check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check as well as right to work in Australia Check.

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