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Programs Manager

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT)

About Us

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), (MIFANT), is a leading non-profit organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carers and families in the NT.

MIFANT is the NT representative of the nationally recognised organisations: Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia and Mental Health Carers Australia and have been providing services in the NT for over 30 years.

The Role

Based in Darwin, the Programs Manager is responsible for development, management and evaluation of programs and leading teams to ensure the delivery of high quality contracted services. This role requires regular travel to Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.

Culture and Benefits

  • Become a valued and empowered member of the senior management team
  • MIFANT is an award winning service winning the Mental Health Week Award for Mental Health Employer of the year and the Mental Health Week Award for Mental Health Employee of the year
  • Work with community based teams in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs
  • MIFANT offers charity based salary packaging which benefits larger tax deductable amounts

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the programs operations and day-to-day leadership of program staff
  • Provide clarity around staff roles, supervision, mentoring and facilitate effective team dynamics within each program
  • Actively engage with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of program policies, procedures and risk management to ensure benchmarks are met and continual quality improvements are carried out
  • Ensure programmatic consistency and sustainability
  • Contribute to a high standard of service provided by MIFANT by participating in relevant meetings, maintaining a positive culture and monitoring policies and procedures

Requirements for success

  • BA in social sciences or related fields and/or equivalent experience plus at least 2 years in a management role.
  • Highly organised and a driving force who manages toward clarity and solutions.
  • Experience in working in support settings with indigenous populations.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Sound understanding of early intervention models of service provision for children, young people and people with a mental illness.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and networks
  • Working knowledge of issues faced by people affected by mental illness and their carers.
  • A current police check and working with children/ochre card (or ability to get one)
  • Current drivers licence
  • Right to live and work in Australia

Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience within the $90000 to $95000 range + Super+ Salary Packaging.

Re-location costs will be considered.

If you require the full position description please send request to admin@mifant.org.au using the subject line: Programs Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received.

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