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Toward Home Program Manager

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Australia's Homelessness Stream provides high quality, person centred services to people at risk, and or experiencing homelessness. We support adults and families, including accompanying children with accommodation, case management, outreach support, financial assistance, connection and referral to other specialist services.

Our philosophy is that every person deserves dignity, respect and quality of service and that no one should be without a safe, affordable and secure home. Services are free, voluntary, accredited and delivered by professional and committed staff.

In 2020, The South Australian Housing Authority (SHA) announced significant reforms within the homelessness sector. In response to these reforms, the Toward Home Alliance was formed comprising of Aboriginal Community Services, Baptist Care SA, Lutheran Care, Mission Australia, Sonder and The Salvation Army.

Toward Home Alliance in collaboration with the South Australian Housing Authority (SAHA) has identified a need for transformational change in the way services support people affected by homelessness and have adopted an Alliance model to deliver a 'whole system' approach to achieving the objective of ending homelessness and recognises that every position within the Toward Home Alliance has a vital role to play in eliminating homelessness.


We are seeking a values-driven and proactive Program Manager to provide management and coordination in the delivery of the Toward Home service and facility, ensuring the program complies with relevant legislation funding arrangements and targets; quality service provision and TSA accreditation processes and audit cycles.

The Program Manager will act as the central point of contact for Toward Home Alliance meetings, and governance, and will provide support to ensure people management, client centred holistic support, and compliance.

Toward Home Program operates within the National Homelessness Stream of The Salvation Army (TSA) and is situated across multiple sites within the Southern Region of South Australia. Reporting to the Toward Home Team Leader, This role will be required to assist at alternative sites within the Toward Home Alliance as directed.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is full time position, 38 hours per week.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 7.


  • Degree qualification in social work, welfare, or related field, and / or management is desirable, and relevant experience in a social service environment
  • Experience supervising staff and managing a budget
  • Understanding of the SA Homelessness & Housing service system, including legislative requirements
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders including representatives in Government Departments
  • Flexibility with work hours to meet the operational requirements of the position will be required
  • Willingness to travel to multiple sites as well as to centres within the Toward Home Alliance, as well as periodic interstate travel
  • ​A current SA Drivers Licence
  • Valid SA Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

tsa social mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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