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Program Manager

Job No: MCS516
Location: Ipswich

Are you looking for job with meaning; one that connects your personal values with an organisation that supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community? Do you want to be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package; and receive training and ongoing development

Do you want to make a difference?

 Mercy Community Services provides services in the areas of child protection, multicultural community support, individual and family support, community and residential based aged care, and disability support. Mercy Community Services supports and inspires people in need to live healthy, connected lives within inclusive communities. Our vision is a world where people, families and communities are strong in spirit, healthy and connected.

The Role

The Family Services team Our Connected Families, Assessment & Service Connect, Lowood Hub team currently have a Permanent Full Time vacancy located at our Ipswich office.  This integral leadership position will be overseeing the Connected Families service, Assessment & Service Connect and the Lowood Hub service. Please see our website for further information on each of these services. 

This role is responsible for contributing to the overall leadership and management of delegated MCS services; delivering consistent implementation of best practice strategies to ensure the needs of children, young people and adults are met, giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential, to see more about this role please see the position description (click here).

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Behavioural Sciences, Psychology or relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years’ leadership experience within a social welfare context including, team supervision, financial management and conflict resolution.
  • Significant experience in providing assessment and intervention services for children, young people and families subject to statutory involvement.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required.
  • Evidence of current vaccination against whooping cough or willingness to obtain prior to commencement, unless applicable exemption provided as per the relevant MCS procedure.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Queensland Provisional Green or above Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and any other legislatively required personal history screening as required. 

It is Beneficial for candidates to have:

  • A tertiary qualification in management.
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment.
  • Experience in the recruitment, training, assessment, support and monitoring of foster and kinship carers.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice.

We encourage and welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our website and Employee Value Proposition.

This position offers a competitive remuneration package of $84,606-$87,936 gross per annum} in line with level 8 of the Family Services Enterprise Agreement. You will also have the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing.

To apply please head to this link http://mercycs.applynow.net.au/jobs/MCS516 and follow the prompts. Applications must include a Resume and Cover Letter including a response to the key selection criteria.

Applications for this position close on 18th December 2017 at 9am.

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.

 

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