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Assistant Manager (Youth Drug & Alcohol Residential Rehab)

Advertiser: Ted Noffs Foundation3.3077 out of 53.3 overall rating (13 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Jan 2021
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

"Our Mission is to help disadvantaged young Australians become advantaged. Together, we can continue to make a difference for the next generation of young Australians."

Type: Full Time

Location: PALM Sydney

Remuneration: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (Level 5) + full salary packaging options available

Founded in 1970, the Ted Noffs Foundation offers young people the support and opportunities to reach their full potential.

Noffs is looking for an Assistant Manager to join our team in our Adolescent Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation (PALM). The successful candidate will assist the PALM Manager in the implementation and ongoing management of the program to ensure compliance with practice guidelines and quality standards.

Assistant Manager Specific Duties:

  • Assist the Manager in the day to day running of the PALM program.
  • Provide leadership and support to all staff and residents.
  • Ensure that the household is safe and supportive and free from harassment.
  • Promote a therapeutic environment.
  • Assist the Manager to coordinate referrals and intake of new clients.
  • Participate in resident review and case management, staff meetings and in-services.
  • Maintain and monitor client records and other data collection systems.
  • Assist the in management of staff including recruitment, induction for new staff, and regular training.
  • Share the Supervision of all AOD Workers.
  • Ensure with the manager the coordination of the weekly rosters.
  • Provide feedback on program functioning, highlight issues of concern and develop strategies and actions to address these.
  • Ensure incidents are identified, investigated, processed and reported.
  • Provide reports and administrative documentation as required.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining inter- and intra-service linkages.
  • Ensure all research requirements and activities are met.
  • Maintain own professional development and contribute to the development of fellow staff.

Assistant Manager role involves:

  • Flexibility in working hours. This may include occasional shift duties or weekend work as necessary and a weekend day may from time to time be included in your 5-day working week
  • Participate in the On-Call duties.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Recognised qualifications and experience in working with young people with alcohol and / or other drug related difficulties.
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate a residential treatment service and to motivate, lead and supervise a multidisciplinary staff team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good practice in working with this client group.
  • Staff supervision and related administrative experience, preferably within a residential setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of good counselling practice.
  • Experience in developing and implementing living skills disciplines and ability to coach and lead others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and to the aims, policies and models of practice of the Ted Noffs Foundation.
  • Must have a current and valid NSW Working With Children Check and Driver Licence.

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Familiarity with local issues, networks and services.
  • Management experience in a residential environment.

Ted Noffs Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:

Submit your application via SEEK which must include a Resume and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria. Applications must be received by 24 January 2021

Please note that rolling interviews may be applied. Applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest point.

For further information, contact us at Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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