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Organisation : Open Support

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Time Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Award & Classification: SCHADS Award – SACS Level 7

The Role
An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and proactive manager to lead Open Support’s Social
Isolation Program. Reporting to the Open Support Operations Manager, you will have a pivotal role in the implementation and ongoing management of the newly developed Open Support Community Connections Program as well as taking a lead role in guiding the organisation’s strategic direction in relation to addressing social isolation and loneliness in the community.
Your skills in managing and leading teams will be vitally important in building and maintaining a culture of collaboration and effective team work across the newly formed Community Connections Program. As a person with extensive experience and knowledge in the community services sector, you will ensure that all service provision is delivered within a client centred and trauma informed framework. You will also have a solid understanding of intersecting issues such as mental health, age and disability impact a person’s social connection and an appreciation of how this can be applied to program delivery. You will have thorough understanding of risk management and how to apply this across a range of service delivery settings and modalities.
As you will be responsible for the implementation of a newly developed program, your change
management experience and strong focus on program evaluation and outcome measurement will be highly relevant.
Your networking and relationship building capabilities will also be required to form and maintain effective relationships and to establish formal and informal partnerships with external providers and other key stakeholders in order to improve and develop service delivery in line with key strategic objectives including:

  • Individuals are supported to establish and maintain meaningful social connections with
    community leading to a reduction in social isolation and increased wellbeing
  • Increased capacity to assist a greater number of clients
  • Achieving strong program outcomes at individual and community levels
  • Improved collaboration with healthcare and other community organisations

Essential Criteria – Refer to Position Description

If you are looking for a career with an organisation that is committed to making a difference to the most vulnerable in our community, then this is the role for you. Open Support offers a supportive and flexible working environment and unique opportunities for professional and personal growth. In addition, a competitive salary packaging arrangement through Smart Salary is available to all permanent employees.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Open Support

 Open Support is a community service organisation committed to providing assistance to families in need across New South Wales through the active participation of trained volunteers and staff. Open Support supports the vulnerable in our society offering services that are professional, flexible and responsive to emerging community needs. 

As one of it’s key service areas, Open Support aims to address social isolation and loneliness. The Community Connections program offers a range of interventions and opportunities for connection that will assist people to establish and maintain meaningful social connection and in doing so, reduce social isolation and increase wellbeing. 

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney provides the payroll and human resources services for St Vincent’s Clinic and as such your legal employment entity is St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney. 

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Social Isolation Program Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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