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Program Manager – Yadeni Tago

Program Manager – Yadeni Tago – Combined FACC

Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Do you want to make a difference?

The vision of Kurbingui Youth and Family Development is to be a deadly organisation that supports our mob on their journey. Our mission is to build a flexible, sustainable organisation based on cultural values that can empower community to reach their potential. The values that we bring to our work are personal growth, harmony, accountability, communication, and teamwork.

About Kurbingui Youth & Family Development

Kurbingui Youth and Family Development (Kurbingui) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that offers services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, individuals, families, children, and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Southeast Qld regions.

Kurbingui delivers various community services covering areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence response, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement programs, support for families and children from preschool to tertiary education, recreation and sports, early years, families, children and youth supports, women’s and men’s programs, cultural group activities, Youth Justice and NDIS.

About Yadeni Tago – Combined FACC

The Combined Family and Child Connect (Indigenous and non-Indigenous Family and Child Connect) is a Queensland Government-funded initiative aimed at ensuring vulnerable families and children across the Greater Brisbane region have access to high-quality services at the right time to support them to maintain the family unit. This integrated model within our community is named “Yadeni Tago” which is Turrbal language for “Advancing Together”.

The program acknowledges the strengths of a diverse and multi-skilled team and has been a great opportunity for all team members to share their skills and knowledge including working with families using various culturally safe frameworks, approaches, and practice for Indigenous, non-Indigenous, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families. 

The Role

The Program Manager – Yadeni Tago is an integral part of the management team and provides professional and cultural support, guidance and supervision to both the Team Leader / Senior Practitioner and frontline Family Response Facilitators. The position is closely aligned with the Operations Manager, and Chief Executive Officer and assists internally and externally as required.

The position is responsible for ensuring that the program adheres to the respective service agreements, service and best practice guidelines and evidence-based practices, as well as being aware of emerging state and federal service development requirements.

The position actively participates across the program and is responsible for facilitating the operational management of the program including the Local Level Alliance initiative, developing integrated working partnerships; ensuring quality service delivery, maintenance of accreditation status including the Human Services Quality Framework standards (HSQF) and Quality Management through the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), as well as risk management, workplace health and safety, and the ongoing development of services.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in the same or similar role.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and their cultures, understanding of the issues that continue to impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in contemporary Australian society, sound understanding of working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and non-Indigenous families.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, consultation, negotiation, and liaison skills (especially in relation to Indigenous youth, families, and communities) including the ability to communicate in a culturally sensitive and effective manner with staff, families and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience with working effectively in the area of families, children and youth and external government and non-government agencies.
  • (a) Demonstrated management and/or team leader / supervision skills. (b) Demonstrated experience in the area of professional supervision of team members involving critical reflection, to enhance both their practice skills and professional knowledgebase. (c) Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team in the delivery and support of early intervention.
  • High level understanding of The Child Protection System in Queensland including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles, Frameworks, Policies and Practices, DFV and other relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to balance and prioritise various and complex needs of clients through staff management, administrative and reporting requirements.
  • Willing and able to work within a culturally competent context and Kurbingui’s mission, vision and values.

Qualifications/ Certifications

  • A minimum of 3 years leadership experience within a social welfare context including team supervision, operational [and budget] management of a program or service, stakeholder engagement, and conflict resolution.
  • Qualifications and/or equal professional experience in psychology, social work, community services, family support, with a focus on child protection.
  • Current Blue Card
  • Willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • Current Drivers Licence – good driving history
  • First Aid and CPR (desirable)

Based in Zillmere with outreach to external services and Kurbingui satellite office in Inala, we offer a competitive remuneration package in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and other conditions in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

Employment is conditional upon producing a current Blue Card as well as maintaining clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment. You will be required to undergo a Criminal History check.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Interviews will be held as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Your application must include a resume and cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria listed above.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Please note: We review applications on a rolling basis, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible. 

To request a copy of the position description please email Bianca Scheepers, Operations Manager on using the subject line: PD request – Program Manager – Yadeni Tago

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