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Program Manager

Mission Australia
  • Full Time, Max term contract until 30 June 2023
  • Location: Hindmarsh, SA  
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a national Christian charity that has been standing alongside Australians in need since 1859. Our vision is for an Australia where all of us have a safe home and can thrive.

We deliver homelessness crisis and prevention services, provide social and affordable housing, assist struggling families and children, address mental health issues, fight substance dependencies, support people with disability and much more.

Given the right support, we believe everyone can reach their full potential. That’s why we stand together with Australians in need, for as long as they need us.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

Mission Australia has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Program Manager passionate about mental health, alcohol and other drugs and care mentoring to lead the teams in Hindmarsh to provide services across metro Adelaide.  

The program manager is accountable for reporting, managing the financial aspects of the contract and managing staff across various locations.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead the local team in the implementation and delivery of program requirements to clients
  • Coordinate the delivery of service commitments to achieve client outcomes
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of the service
  • Meet all program targets, compliance and KPIs
  • Work with other program managers within the community to ensure the full range of services is available to clients
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and support staff training and development needs
  • Induct and train new and existing staff to ensure appropriate knowledge of the organisations policies and procedures

Requirements for Success

  • Substantial experience in leading and managing team in a complex service delivery setting
  • Relevant degree or associate diploma with substantial experience
  • 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
  • Previous experience in budget and financial management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in community and social outcomes
  • A personal alignment with the values of Mission Australia

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.  

Culture & Benefits

Mission Australia’s innovative and supportive values-based culture will ensure you feel rewarded as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

  • Our range of employee benefits includes:
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your taxable income (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel and health insurance and major retailers
  • Free access to external, confidential counselling services and support from Mission Australia chaplains.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply Now’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

For more information, feel free to view the  PD - Program Manager Level 2.pdf. For further information about working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to the close date.

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