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Program Manager, PARC


Reference: 5088419

  • Manage a collaborative and innovative sub-acute residential recovery service in partnership with Melbourne Health
  • Join a values led organisation committed to creating inclusive communities where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential
  • $92k annual salary + superannuation + salary packaging benefits + leave loading

This is an opportunity you will want to be part of, as we expand our prevention and recovery care (PARC) services into Preston and establish teams who are creative, motivated and focused on ensuring positive experiences and outcomes for participants.

The Program Manager forms part of the Regional Leadership Team and oversees the end-to-end program operations, including service development and people management of the PARC program. The role requires someone with a keen eye for continuous improvement and quality service delivery. Your demonstrated experience in leading a supportive and effective team and personal values that align with ours will set you apart from your peers.

These Prevention and Recovery Care programs are collaborative services between Wellways and Melbourne Health through its division North Western Mental Health service (NWMH). PARC is a step up, step down short-stay residence that provides clinical and psychosocial support to participants, to prevent the need for hospitalisation or after an inpatient stay to support ongoing recovery.

Why us?

Wellways are a team of approximately 2000 staff and 150 volunteers across 93 sites providing a range of programs, services and supports to people right across Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. We remain committed to our vision, of creating inclusive communities where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential; and we are always on the look-out for like-minded people who would like to be a part of this.

What do you need?

  • Tertiary qualification in a social science or related discipline
  • Experience in supervising and leading a team and the ability to develop and manage staff in a way that ensures maximum staff participation and potential
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills to support effective program design and evaluation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop reports and participate in public speaking and formal presentations
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in working within programs for people with mental health challenges
  • An understanding of the biopsychosocial model of mental health and how social inclusion principles are applied to service delivery
  • Ability to establish effective and open partnerships including liaison, mediation, negotiation and consultation
  • Current valid Driver's Licence and the ability to undertake some travel
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
  • Evidence of the right to work in Australia
  • Evidence of, or a willingness to undergo a National Police Records Check, Working with Children Check-employment, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme clearance

Apply now!

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page: & enter ref code: 5076470
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact

Applications close 31st May 2020 COB

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

Applications Close: 31 May 2020

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