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Senior Manager - Child, Youth, Family and Residential - Horsham

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Lead and support Child, Youth, Family, and Residential services across Western Victoria.
  • Full-time opportunity, ideally based in Horsham for a minimum of 3 days per week.
  • Increase take-home pay with salary packaging benefits + discounted childcare at Uniting.

About your new role

You will be part of the Western Senior Leadership Team, which has both a strategic and operational focus and plays an active role in achieving Uniting’s Strategic Objectives. You will deliver high performance, and optimum consumer and community outcomes for your portfolio.

You will lead a workforce of employees and volunteers using a trauma-informed approach to deliver responsive and high-quality services to children and young people in our Residential Care, Foster Care, and Kinship Care programs across Western Victoria.

Your leadership will ensure we deliver vibrant and innovative programs that truly support the needs of children, young people, and families with complex needs. You will also play a key role in developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships and ensuring accountability with statutory requirements.

Benefits of working at Uniting

In addition to a competitive salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and the ability to increase your take-home pay by accessing up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits that can be used on rent, mortgage repayments or living expenses such as groceries, bills, clothing, and much more.

There is also the option to increase your annual leave entitlements through our purchase leave program. You can access a 10% discount on the childcare subsidy gap fee when using a Uniting Early Learning service or centre.

Skills and experience

You have a track record of effective leadership, where your emotional intelligence, high energy, and optimism have enabled you to foster high-performing and motivated teams.

You will also bring with you:

  • Bachelor level in a relevant professional discipline such as social work, psychology or social science
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the child, youth, and families sector including relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Evidence of an outcome focus with high-level skills in program quality, cultural safety compliance, financial performance, and budget management.
  • Significant experience in developing and leading large and complex programs and services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed practice.

View the position description.

How to apply

Click Apply Now to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. Including a cover letter with your application is strongly encouraged.

If you’ve questions about the opportunity, please contact Louise Netherway on 03 5362 2943 for a confidential chat.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. 

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


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