Youth & Community Services Manager

  • Base/Location:34 Annesley Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Director of Youth and Community Services
  • Hours:Full Time - 37.5 per week
  • Award:As per SCHADS Award 7.1
  • Position Scope:

    The Youth & Community Services Manager is responsible to oversee the coordination of Youth Services, Wellbeing and Community engagement. It is expected the Baroona program will experience some growth in coming years, currently Baroona is operating a day program.

Organizational Values


Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement


Programs under this role include:

Community Engagement Gymnasium (Nyini)
Culture and Tourism Personal Trainers (Nyini)
Exercise Physiologist


Alcohol and other Drugs Mental Health Counselling
Bringing them Home SEWB Access
Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health & Alcohol and Drug)


Baroona residential youth service School Assistance
Day Program Service School Holiday Programs
Healing Youth Justice
Homework Club Youth Support Programs


Key Responsibilities
  • Manage OH&S issues and ensure the provision of a safe work environment for staff and clients
  • To manage and supervise all Youth, Community & Wellbeing Service staff effectively and efficiently, through the provision of clear work plans, and staff meetings.
  • Provide support to Team Leaders to manage and supervise Youth, Community and Wellbeing staff.
  • To provide written reports and updates to the Director, as requested on service activities and any other statistical data.
  • Support Managers to develop and review policies, procedure to provide continuous improvement and ensure services are being delivered according to funding guidelines and regulatory standards and excellence in service delivery
  • Oversee the recruitment and orientation of new staff and ensure the Human Resources recruitment policy is adhered.
  • Liaise with Director to ensure programs are delivered within budget, as per funding agreement guideline
  • In consultation with Director and Team Leaders to develop and implement new programs as required
  • Under the guidance of the Director, consult build and maintain partnerships within Njernda and external stakeholders
  • Participate in regular supervision and professional development, including further education and training where required
  • Undertake professional development and training opportunities relevant to the role
  • Other duties as required within position scope.



Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must possess:

  • Ensure that programs demonstrate a commitment to aboriginal culture and the values of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the to advocate, mediate and undertake dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to support staff development and training, ensuring staff are undertaking training relevant to their positions
  • Experience in providing strong leadership to team members and the ability to manage conflict resolution.
  • An awareness of the relevant legislations and acts pertaining to Youth Justice, Child Protection and the Mental Health system
  • Provide written reports and a sound understanding of information technology used to report data.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development


Qualifications & Experience

  • Post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Degree, Diploma) in the field of Child, Youth a, Social Work, Social Welfare, Community Services and or/ Residential Care; or
  • Degree/Diploma in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and out of home care), including a mandatory trauma unit of competency; or
    • a recognised relevant qualification, plus completion of a short top up skills course.


Other Relevant Information

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.



To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:             Recruitment Manager

                  Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

                  P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564


  • Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
  • Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


All applications close: 17th Mar 2023

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