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Program Manager- STAR (Strong, Together and Resilient) – Atherton Tablelands

Apply now Job no: 979674
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling, Management

  • Fixed Term - 30th June 2020
  • Full Time Hours
  • Atherton Location 

 About Mission Australia

 Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

 We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

 Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

 About the role

Mission Australia has recently been successful in securing a new tender with Youth Justice.

The STAR program focuses on supporting children aged 7-13 years old, to develop life skills, resilience and hope who are at high risk of involvement in the youth justice due to either their own involvement or family situation. The target group is predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their families.

We are seeking a Program Manager to oversee this exciting new program which due to launch soon.


  • Program Management - Provides supervision to the local team in the delivery of program requirements including case management of clients and families
  • Relationship Management - Develops and maintains relationships with other internal and external stakeholders
  • People Supervision – Training and development is offered to staff to improve their ability to manage case loads and achieve client outcomes.
  • Finance and Administration - Monitor budget income and expenditure to ensure budget compliance

Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant experience and or qualifications (experience in youth work, youth justice programs would be advantageous)
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures is essential
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision of a service delivery team
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver service outcomes on time and in compliance with funding
  • requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience in budget and financial management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Current Drivers Licence

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 50% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service

Click "APPLY NOW" noting application close Midnight Monday 26th June 2017.

Download File Program Manager Level 1.pdf

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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