Regional Program Manager - Family Connect and Support program

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Job Type:Full Time

Regional Program Manager - Family Connect and Support program SWS

The new Family Connect and Support program is a whole of family service for children, young people and their families experiencing or at risk of experiencing vulnerability. The program will provide early assessment, support and linkages for families designed to keep them and their children safe and well.

About the role

A leadership and management role within the South West Sydney and Illawarra region’s management team. For the initial 18 months this role will assume responsibility for the management of the SWS Family Connect and Support (FCS) program. After this period the management responsibilities will be expanded to include additional Child, Youth and Family programs in the SWS region.

This is a full time permanent position in based in Oran Park

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the operations of the program under your responsibility so that they meet funding requirements, ethical and professional standards, as well as community and stakeholder expectations
  • Provide efficient and effective management of the FCS team ensuring HR, financial, compliance, practice and governance systems and processes are in place and achieve expected outcomes
  • Ensure high quality services are provided incorporating contemporary approaches to practice and integrating appropriate cultural perspectives
  • Work collaboratively with other Uniting functions and teams to foster coordination, increase efficiency, develop consistency where appropriate and deliver continuous improvement
  • Manage delivery of specific projects as required within the Business Plans.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or related field
  • 5 years’ relevant sector experience with a minimum of 3 years’ management/supervisor experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, manage people and develop and maintain professional and effective work team/s
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery, evaluation and management of integrated and complex multidisciplinary services for disadvantaged people and communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the needs of children, young people and families who have experienced multiple and complex disadvantage and effective services responses/models
  • Sound knowledge of the needs of the migrants, refugees and CALD communities and demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally
  • Sound knowledge of the needs of Aboriginal children and families and communities and demonstrated ability to work in a culturally responsive way
  • Proven financial management skills with the ability to obtain funding and develop, deliver and monitor services
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing strategic partnerships, growing new initiatives and achieving common desired outcomes with relevant communities and organisations
  • Ability to work out of hours and flexibly to support the needs of the program and it clients
  • Skilled at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence rather than direct authority as required


  • Salary packaging benefits. Use up to $15, 900 annually of your pre-tax income for expenses such as rent, mortgage, loans, utilities.

Interviews will be taking place on the 8th December.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.