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Program Manager - Pilbara (Expressions of Interest) x 3

Apply now Job no: 979710
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: WA
Categories: Community Services

Program Managers – Expressions of Interest

  • Utilise your Management and Practice experience to support and develop your team to assist Australians in need
  • 1 position - Karratha
  • 2 positions - South Hedland
  • Fantastic remuneration packages on offer, including a car
  • Additional remote allowances
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits available

To be suitable for these positions you will hold a Degree in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent and at least three years’ experience in a Mental Health and/ or Prevention Setting.

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 Programs/Role

Mission Australia is excited to commence the roll out of a new Integrated Mental Health Service in the Pilbara, with staff based in Karratha, South Hedland, Newman and Tom Price. The service will support clients with case management, counselling and group work in an integrated, stepped care model that ensures people suffering from mental illness have a holistic wrap around service to support their needs and keep them engaged in services and the community.

The three roles we have available are:


Program Manager – Assessment and Intake

South Hedland

Program Manager – Suicide Prevention

Program Manager/Clinical Psychologist – Mental Health 


  • Provide supervision to the local team in the delivery of program requirements
  • Contribute to the on-going development and improvement of the service
  • Provide direct provision of case work, counselling and group work facilitation to clients as required.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other key internal and external stakeholders
  • Offer training and development to staff
  • Contribute to staff performance discussions and development planning
  • Support the Area Manager in promoting the services in the Pilbara region

Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant degree or qualification – Degree in Psychology, Social Work or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in staff supervision of a service delivery team
  • Demonstrated experience in providing case work, counselling and group work and/ or experience in developing and implementing health prevention strategies to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver service outcomes, on time
  • Experience in budget and financial management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Current WA Drivers’ License


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


  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details available via Advantage)
  • Paid study, maternity and paternity leave
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Dick Smiths, Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting application close Wednesday 28th of June 2017.

Download File Position Description - PM Pilbara UD.docx

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


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