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Program Manager - Safe Haven - Mornington Island

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Location: QLD
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Lead Mission Australia’s Safe Haven program on Mornington Island
Previous experience working and living within a remote community
Manage and support a small team, including Night Patrol staff
About Mission Australia
Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 
We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 
Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 
Mornington Island is the largest and most northern of the 22 Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is home to around 1,200 people.
Mission Australia provides three community services on Mornington Island, Queensland. One of them is the Safe Haven.
Safe Haven responds to the needs of children, young people and families who are experiencing domestic violence. Safe Haven also provides coordination and community capacity building to assist with the provision of case management, youth services education and prevention of domestic violence programs.
About the role
We are seeking a dedicated Program Manager to lead Mission Australia’s Safe Haven program on Mornington Island.
This role will suit a determined and committed person who possesses experience and resilience.  Someone who is at the stage of their working life where a 3 year term to deliver a great program is in line with their career aspiration and capabilities.
Lead the local team in the delivery of program requirements to clients by education and prevention of Domestic Violence.
Manage clients within the delivery of brokerage and case manage clients
Ensure ongoing development and improvement of the service and supporting a team, including Night Patrol staff.
Identify, mentor and support staff training and development needs
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other Program Managers and all teams on Mornington Island
Qualifications & experience
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a service delivery team with evidence based goals
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of indigenous cultures
Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with indigenous people  
Previous experience working and living within a remote community - essential
Relevant Qualifications (desirable) and experience in the education of domestic violence
Current Drivers’ License and BlueCard
As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check. In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check (Blue Card) or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.
Free accommodation and utilities
2 flights per year
Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
Discounted health care with Medibank Private
Purchase additional annual leave
Paid Parental Leave
Free, confidential counselling service
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 Program Manager - Safe Haven.pdf
For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.
Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

Position Description

Advertised: Feb 19 2018 E. Australia Standard Time
Application close: Mar 11 2018 E. Australia Standard Time








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Program Manager - Safe Haven - Mornington Island in QLD
Closes:Mar 11 2018
We are seeking a Program Manager, to over see our Safe Haven program on the remote Northern Queensland community of Mornington Island.

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Program Manager - Safe Haven - Mornington Island Mission Australia

Mission Australia has a diverse range of community services and is a major provider of the Federal Governments Job Network program throughout metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.

We offer a variety of challenging careers in our community and employment services, for highly motivated people such as youth workers, counsellors, childcare workers, aged care workers, nurses, trainers, employment consultants, sales consultants and managers.

We also have a wide range of exciting opportunities available in our support services, such as administration, finance, marketing, IT, payroll and human resources.

Mission Australia seeks to employ staff who are committed to providing the highest standard of service to all our clients in an environment that promotes empowerment and builds stronger communities.

Our employees enjoy:
The opportunity to work with an organisation that is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the Australian community;
Competitive salary conditions; and
Special rates for selected goods and services from valued corporate partners.

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