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Youth Homelessness Program Manager

The Salvation Army

Why the role matters

The Salvation Army Youth Services offer an integrated suite of programs engaging with young people across Australia. Our services create intentional avenues for young people to explore opportunities, build support networks, and access, participate and contribute to their communities. Youth services provide a diverse range of programs which include housing and homelessness, driver training, education, employment, and training, AOD support, social and community activities, specialist therapeutic responses and youth justice programs.

About the role

We are seeking a values-driven and proactive Program Manager to strategically develop and manage quality client-centred service delivery of the Youth Homelessness services. The service provides early intervention, prevention and access to a variety of accommodation options and targeted holistic case management support for young people aged 15-25 years of age.

You will successfully

  • Ensure service delivery aligns to all aspects of the Youth Services model of care, Journey to Independence
  • Service operations incorporate approved frameworks, practices, and procedures
  • Lead and ensure services are inclusive, accessible, and responsive for our diverse clients
  • Lead change through implementation of innovation in line with State and National Agenda's
  • Actively participate in Alliance Management Team
  • Development and management of program budgets and finances
  • Line management & supervision of team leaders
  • Ensure recruitment of quality & qualified workers
  • Lead and drive local and growth strategy
  • Building, maintaining and evaluating collaborative relationships with external and internal partners

This is a 12month Fixed Term position covering maternity leave, starting on the 2nd of January 2024. This position reports to the State Manager Youth Services SA/NT .Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 7.

You will have

  • Degree qualification in social work, welfare, community development or related field
  • Demonstrated high level of sector knowledge and skills attained through previous appointments, service and study/development
  • 5+ years experience in leading and supervising staff
  • Psychometric Clearance (in line with SA Legislation - Child and Youth Person Safety Act 2017)
  • Safe Environment for children and Young people training
  • Apply First Aid
  • A current SA Drivers Licence
  • Valid SA Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

What we offer

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits (delete if General ABN)
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate, and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

Enquiries only

Email [email protected], using the subject line: Youth Homelessness Program Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, quoting: R29310.

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today.

About Us

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

How to Apply

If you're excited by this unique opportunity, the above sounds like you, and you have a heart for working for an organisation that truly does transform lives, we would love to speak to you. We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to apply via the link and submit a current CV and a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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