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Regional Program Manager - Youth Services and Counselling Portfolio

  • 499867
  • Youth and Families - Management
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Full time permanent

About the role

This is a full-time (35 hours/ week), permanent opportunity and will be based in Dubbo, NSW  

This role is responsible for leading culturally affirmative operations, practice, and outcomes delivery, for planning, budgeting, and reporting on activities as well as leading Youth Services & Counselling focused key practice approaches across the region.

This role is focused on the effective operation of Youth Services and Counselling programs, ensuring that a high-quality program is delivered and that all program specifications and funding requirements are met. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of contract monitoring, compliance, and accountability, and for the day-to-day service delivery systems of your programs. 


About Uniting’s Western NSW Region’s Youth Services and Counselling programs

This leadership and management role within the Western NSW Region’s management team and is responsible for the management of the Western NSW, Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS/Doorways), Reconnect, TEI Youth First, Family Options Counselling and National Debt Helpline

About you

  • Bachelor qualification in a relevant business field or equivalent sector experience
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Comprehensive understanding of homelessness and counselling
  • Proven ability to lead cultural change and innovation
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of sector trends
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • Clear understanding of how data informs effective decisions


Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more 

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are

·       Work you’ll be proud of

  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including -
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

To be considered for this position please upload your resume as well as a Covering Letter responding to the two Targeted Questions below (1 A4 page max);

TQ1: Demonstrated skills in managing Youth Service-related teams

TQ2:  Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholder groups including Government to advocate for Youth

Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 801 937 /  for more information.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.

Closing date: 11:55pm Sunday 14th August


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