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Program Manager

Organisation Name Youth Projects
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2021-10-01
Job Type Long term contract
Job Number 784651
  • Break the cycle of disadvantage and homelessness in Melbourne
  • Lead award winning health programs and a team known for impact and innovation
  • 12 month contract (maternity leave), generous salary and leave entitlements


The Organisation

Youth Projects (YP) is a small yet mighty charity that provides front line support to people and individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues.

The Living Room, a YP initiative situated in the iconic Hosier Lane, is a primary health service that provides free healthcare and support to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals who are at risk and/or experiencing homelessness.

The Culture

The culture is casual yet professional and high energy. YP encourage flexibility for work/life balance. The team is serious about their work but don’t take themselves too seriously.

The Benefits
  • Supervision every fortnight
  • You’re in the heart of Melbourne and a 5-minute walk from Flinders St Station
  • Access to salary packaging, meals & entertainment benefits and leasing if desired
  • Flexible work environment and uncapped Employee Assistance Program
  • 17.5% annual leave loading and flexibility to take extra unpaid leave
  • Additional paid leave - wellbeing, family violence, parental, study and an extra 5 personal days
The Role

The program manager will lead service delivery, program development and partnership development to drive high quality and an integrated practice for the Living Room Primary Health Service, After Hours Outreach Service, Substance Misuse, Life Skills programs and collocated allied health services. 

Your goal is to improve health outcomes for people accessing the Living Room, including physical health, mental health, social or functional outcomes as a result of effective program delivery and collaboration with external services.

Additionally you are responsible for;
  • working with The Living Room team leader to coordinate daily operations
  • developing and coaching high performing, client focused and resilient teams
  • growing community health services through partnerships with local agencies and programs
  • building strong relationships with funding bodies and partner agencies to explore opportunities for growth.
Skills Required

You are an engaging and adaptable leader with a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of homelessness, housing and social determinants of health. You understand the importance of balancing client outcomes, clinical governance and developing a strong team culture.  You use ethical and emotionally intelligent leadership practices and responsive thinking to provide high impact support to clients - without judgement.

Additionally you can demonstrate success in;
  • driving a positive workplace culture to improve and grow service delivery
  • working at a senior leadership level to plan, implement and evaluate strategies
  • improving clinical governance and risk management in an evidence-based practice.
A recognised tertiary qualification in relevant nursing, and/or health related discipline will be highly regarded.
If you have a passion for social justice and are looking for a community health opportunity in a vibrant diverse organisation then please apply by submitting your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting # 784651. Alternatively contact Anna Skeels should you have further questions on 03 8080 8976.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.