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Manager - Youth Drug & Alcohol Residential Rehab

Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Type: Full Time, 12-month fixed term contract (maternity leave cover)
  • Location: Watson ACT
  • Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (Level 6) + full salary packaging options available

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential. Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australians become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians.

The successful candidate will lead the programs and clinical aspects of ACT PALM Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for young people aged 13-17. They will have high levels of community sector management experience, leadership skills and compassion for disadvantaged young people.

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team of Australia’s first and most respected youth residential treatment program.
  • Provide day to day clinical and operational oversight of program delivery and client wellbeing.
  • Oversee a therapeutic community model within a residential setting.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of programs/clinical aspects of PALM.
  • Provide leadership to the team and co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of the program.
  • Ensuring the implementation of a therapeutic community model within a residential setting.
  • Ensure that the Program is delivered to the highest standards in accordance with agreed program plans in compliance with the requirements of the funding agreements.
  • Overseeing the coordination of referral and intake of new clients by ensuring that these are carried out in line with policies and procedures.
  • Staff management including recruitment, personal and professional development and staff performance appraisals.
  • Contribute to the building of the Program Budgets and ensuring that the program operates within the budgets.
  • Provide high quality reports and administrative documentation as required.
  • Maintaining data collection systems, client record systems and financial systems as required.
  • Ensuring that the household is a safe and supportive environment free from harassment and which creates a positive atmosphere.
  • Being responsible for the safety of residents, staff and visitors in the program.
  • Monitoring and ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed by all staff and program participants.
  • Maintaining legal and ethical requirements.

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in working with young people with alcohol and / or other drug related difficulties.
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate a residential treatment service and to motivate, lead and supervise a multidisciplinary staff team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good practice in working with this client group.
  • Staff supervision and related administrative experience, preferably within a residential setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of good counselling practice.
  • Strong analytical, written and financial literacy skills with a proven ability to manage budget, analyse data and statistics, write complex reports and develop grant and funding submissions.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and stakeholder management skills with a proven ability to form strategic sector and community relationships.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in running a therapeutic community.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Successful candidates MUST have a current and valid ACT Working With Vulnerable People Card prior to commencing employment.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Management experience in an adolescent residential program.
  • Familiarity with local issues, networks and services.
  • Extensive experience in working with young people, particularly those with AOD issues.

Ted Noffs Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

For further information, contact jobs@noffs.org.au, using the subject line: Manager - Youth Drug & Alcohol Residential Rehab enquiry via EthicalJobs. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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