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Programs Coordinator - Youth, Drugs and Alcohol

Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Type: Full Time, 1 year fixed-term contract with view to extend
  • Location: Randwick NSW (initial location) with the expectation to regularly visit Noffs units
  • Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Award 2010 (Level 6) + full salary packaging options available

About Us

"Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australian become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians."

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation is a nationwide organisation which offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential. Noffs holds itself to the highest standards, and only looks to employ people whose passions lie with supporting a population that can be at times complex, challenging, but also resilient and rewarding.

About the Role

Under general direction, the Programs Coordinator will supervise, plan, monitor, organise, and direct the operation of delivery of drug and alcohol and other social services programs across a range of units and locations.

This is a second-line supervisory role which has responsibility for monitoring and ensuring the delivery of effective services and programs that meet the needs of clients. This role is also tasked with liaising and working with funding bodies and seeing the successful implementation of funding contracts. A large part of this role is to efficiently and effectively resolve difficult administrative and programmatic problems and coordinate assigned activities with other parts of the organisation, outside agencies and community groups.

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge related to social services, youth services, and drug and alcohol program, and clearly understands the mission, values and role of the Foundation including its policies, procedures, programs and services, and can effectively communicate this understanding to staff and the community.

Responsibilities and duties include, but not limited to:

  • Providing leadership and strategic direction to multidisciplinary team across different units and locations, as well as overseeing the implementation of the day-to-day activities of the programs.
  • Ensuring the services are developed and delivered to the highest standards in accordance with agreed program plans and funding agreements.
  • Overseeing and developing engagement programs to work with young people in a drug and alcohol setting.
  • Stakeholder management and developing ongoing strategic sector and community relationships.
  • Monitoring and ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed by all staff and program participants.
  • Managing budgets, analysing data and statistics, providing complex reports and developing grant and funding submissions.
  • Providing high quality reports and administrative documentation.
  • Providing oversight and direction to ensure that clients are receiving services that represents best practice.
  • Staff management including recruitment, personal and professional development and staff performance appraisals.
  • Maintaining data collection systems, client record system and financial system.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications.
  • Extensive experience in drugs and alcohol sector.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in a senior management role.
  • Great understanding of local government programs and passion to provide high quality services.
  • Proficient collaborator skills; adept in identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships to help achieve organisation and program goals.
  • Ability to identify and understand complex problems and concepts, apply logical thinking and quantitative methods to gathering and analysing information, make decisions and exercise good judgment based on available data, design solutions to problems and formulate and articulate action plans proactively and collaboratively.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in a variety of contexts.
  • Ability to actively listen and respond effectively in a changing environment; having a commitment to facilitating the implementation and acceptances of change in the workplace.
  • Sets high goals for personal and group accomplishment while leading through the Foundations vision and values; using sound supervision techniques and being a positive role model for change and advancement of the work of the Foundation.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal sensitivity while providing guidance and leadership in a fast paced environment.
  • Outstanding organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims, policies and models of practice of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Must have a current and valid NSW Working With Children Check.
  • Current driver's licence and a good driving record.
  • Successful candidate must be willing to complete a Police Check.

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 us at jobs@noffs.org.au, using the subject line: Programs Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note that rolling interviews may be performed. Previous applicants need not apply.

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