Manager, Strong Families and Communities – Permanent Full Time Role
Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over forty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/
Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation.
Woodville Alliance’s Community Initiatives Team provides a range of community development, outreach and education, early intervention and evidence based activities and programs for children, young people and families from diverse backgrounds in South West Sydney. The Strong Families and Communities Team provides targeted early intervention services and community development activities focused on improving the lives of children, young people and families.
This role, reporting directly to the General Manager, Community Initiatives, leads a diverse team of social and community workers, program coordinators and administrators through provision of direction and support, development and implementation of various programs and initiatives, identification of gaps and opportunities in community strengthening and early intervention and ensuring the program adheres to relevant legislation, funding requirements, current evidence and best practice.
- Manage the development, delivery and continuous improvement of capacity building and strengthening communities programs that promote improved social and economic participation
- Promote active community engagement through consultation, participation and program co-design as relevant
- Identify and pursue new opportunities to enhance services for children, young people and families in collaboration with the GM and CIT colleagues as appropriate
- Ensure the safe and effective functioning of the community centre in Carramar including rostering, infrastructure and planning to meet community needs and WA policies and procedures
- Provide direction, supervision, guidance and support in the professional development of direct reports to ensure effective delivery of the business plan, programs and services
- Promote team collaboration and a culture of learning, evidence-based practice and innovation
- Undertake budgeting, monitor expenditure against the approved budget and ensure expenditure within the team is in line with delegation policy and approved budget
- Develop and maintain internal and external relationships and partnerships through collaboration with WA staff and other organisations and participation in networking/community events and sector forums
- Degree level qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, Community Development, Health, Education)
- At least three years’ experience in leading a team in a human service, early intervention, child, youth and family services or a similar setting
- Demonstrated strong leadership, managerial and partnership skills with a proven track record in meeting funding requirements and responding to community need
- Strong understanding of current evidence and best practice in early intervention and programs designed to promote strong families and the effective development and wellbeing of children and young people
- Experience in working with people from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures, including culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Ability to identify emerging community needs and formulate appropriate service responses
- High-level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong commitment to quality, ethical practice, social justice and work health and safety
- A current NSW Driver’s licence and own vehicle
- A current and verified Working With Children Check and National Police Check
HOW TO APPLY
Please click apply to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1 to 4 listed above by 11:59pm Tuesday 30th April 2019. Please note applications will not be progressed if they do not address the specified essential criteria. Call T. Boulton-Bell – HR Assistant on 02 9722 5200 for more information. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, only Australian Residents will be considered. To view the position description, click here.
Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.