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Program Manager

South East Women & Children's Services (SEWACS)

Applications Closing: Friday, March 23, 2018 - 17:00

Working closely with management and staff, the Program Manager plays a key role leading staff and managing the operations of the Eurobodalla Domestic and Family Violence Homelessness Service, ensuring high quality and dynamic services are provided which contribute to a safer community and assist individuals and families to build a strong and sustainable future.

The Program Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the funded service including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and monitoring program activities.

The integrated service is achieved through crisis response accommodation (SEWACS Moruya Refuge), outreach support, early intervention programs, active and integrated case management, coordination of services, community linkages, support, advocacy and referral, and rapid rehousing assistance for women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic and/or family violence.

Category: Leadership and Management
Field: Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: South Coast
About us

SEWACS is a feminist, community organisation providing innovative, holistic, client-focussed homelessness, domestic violence and youth support services across Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shires.

Position details

Tertiary qualifications in social work or equivalent preferred, or experience in relevant field

Essential Selection Criteria:

§  Proven leadership and high level staff management and strong team building skills, ideally gained in the domestic violence/homelessness sector

§  Demonstrated ability to manage day to day operations of busy crisis accommodation and outreach services

§  Extensive experience managing staff and working with clients and stakeholders in a community setting

§  Demonstrated effective crisis, early intervention and complex case management using feminist, strength-based and holistic approaches

§  Integrated understanding of specific issues for marginalised clients (Aboriginal women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, LBGTQI, women with disabilities and children experiencing domestic or family violence)

§  Excellent verbal and written skills (communicate at all levels, produce high quality client case notes and reports, meeting facilitation, public presentation, supervision and debriefing)

§  Highly developed skills in conflict resolution, negotiation and advocacy and handling ‘difficult conversations’

§  Excellent time management and work prioritisation skills with ability and willingness to work flexibly and alone as well as part of a team

§  Well-developed administrative, data collection and financial systems skills

§  Knowledge and understanding of the Child Protection Legislation, in particular ‘Keep them Safe’

§  Excellent technology skills

§  Current Drivers Licence

§  Willing and able to work flexible hours, weekends and on-call as required

Desirable Selection Criteria:

§  Experience in policy development, program design, resource development, funding submissions and strategic planning

§  Understanding of WHS Act 2010

§  Familiarity with CIMS data collection

§  Willing and able to attend professional development as requested

Other Information:

Other Requirements for the Position


Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Julie Dannevig
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0447150590
How to apply

Please provide in your application

  • A cover letter
  • Relevant information addressing the selection criteria (listed above)
  • The names and contact details of two recent work referees
  • A current resume

For further information please contact: 

Julie Dannevig

Regional Manager

02 4474 3226 / 0447 150 590

Applications for this position should be emailed to the Regional Manager by:

5pm Friday 23rd March 2018

Date posted: 27 February 2018

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