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Program Manager – Going Places Street to Home Program, Cairns

Apply now Job no: 988421
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

  • Utilise your Management experience to assist Australians in need
  • Cairns Location – Full Time Permanent position
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits available

Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your Opportunity

The Going Places Street to Home Program assists clients that are rough sleeping or experiencing chronic homelessness. It helps them to move into long-term stable housing utilising a housing first approach. Support focuses on achieving long-term lifestyle changes through strengths-based, person centred recovery orientated practice and supports clients by establishing individual case plan goals.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team in the delivery of program requirements to clients
  • Ensure the ongoing development and improvement of the programs
  • Undertake performance reviews and evaluations
  • Financial management for program, including compliance with program budgets
  • Mitigate risk to all staff, visitors and clients

Requirements for Success:

  • Experience in leading and managing a large and complex service delivery team
  • Relevant degree or qualification
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver service outcomes
  • Extensive experience in budget and financial management
  • Current open Drivers' license

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Our culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We’re committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve.

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you’re skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

If you need support to submit your application, please email

Your benefits

  • Rewarding work – every day you know you’re making a real difference
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.

How to apply

View the Position Description and click “Apply now”. We will respond to your application.


Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you


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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'