Program Manager – Youth & Families – NFP Aboriginal Community Controlled Org

Employer: Kurbingui Youth Development Ltd

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Job Description:

Make a difference supporting our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander youth and families experiencing difficulties

  • Zillmere and outreach locations, onsite parking, train line next door, salary sacrifice options available
  • NFP Aboriginal community-controlled – community service organisation

Are you looking for a role that can support our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families and make a difference in their lives? This role supports our families by providing leadership and management to the staff in our youth and family support programs. Our programs are targeted specifically to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community to provide support and assistance that is culturally safe and responsive, reflects community and family strengths, local needs, leadership, and cultural knowledge.

If you identify as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person and you can meet the criteria for the role, then this could be the job for you. There is a competitive remuneration and benefits package available as well as the provision of ongoing training and professional development.

Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement for this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Do you want to make a difference?

Kurbingui Youth Development Ltd is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that offers support to around 13,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people –approximately seven percent of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population – living in the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East regions. Kurbingui has a sound established and maintained footprint throughout the regions which began in 2001. Kurbingui currently delivers various community services covering areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement programs, education support for families and children from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women’s and men’s programs and cultural group activities, and health and nutrition.

The Role

The Program Manager Family & Youth portfolio’s role is responsible for the leadership and management of program establishment, service delivery, staff support, monitoring, review and reporting in relation to all youth and family programs for Kurbingui. This position will ensure quality culturally safe services are delivered in accordance with all contractual agreements and be responsible for the management of the service delivery teams in accordance with policies, procedures of the organisation, HSQF standards, and all relevant legislation.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated professional experience and in-depth understanding of the overall issues and needs facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals in a contemporary society within local, rural and remote communities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and supporting vulnerable Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families, children and young people experiencing difficulties including but not limited to: Child Protection, Domestic & Family Violence, Substance Abuse, Homeless or risk of Homelessness, Intergenerational Trauma and Trauma Grief  & Loss.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing funded programs, including budget & financial management.
  • Extensive experience in managing, leading and supporting multidisciplinary teams.
  • High-level problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in and the ability to motivate and mentor staff and build an effective team with a culture of high performance.
  • Experience in quality and risk management systems and reporting (desirable).
  • Understanding of and ability to develop evidence-based research and reporting systems and database usage.
  • Experience in collaborative program arrangements with the Department of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services, Department of Employment & Training and other government and non-government key stakeholders (desirable)
  • Effective communication skills – written, verbal, interpersonal, as well as submission and report-writing experience.
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of the Queensland Child Protection System and related legislations.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word, Excel and data base programs.
  • Qualifications: Minimum undergraduate degree in Social Services /Sciences e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or equivalent academic and professional experience.
  • Current first aid and CPR certificate.
  • Open Queensland Drivers Licence.
  • Have a positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card).
  • Have or willing to undergo a Police Check.

This full time position offers a competitive remuneration package in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

Address your application to Glenda Jones-Terare, Chief Executive Officer.

Your application must include a resume and a two-page cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria as listed above. To request a copy of the position description please email Joedie Clark on [email protected] Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment. A Blue Card must be obtained prior to commencement.


Address: 425 Zillmere Road
Suburb: Zillmere
Postcode: 4034


Name: Joedie Clark
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