Creating Futures Justice Program Manager

**This is an identified Aboriginal position under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti Discrimination Act 1977

Weave is seeking an Aboriginal person to lead and manage the Creating Futures Justice Program.

  • Do you want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can make a real difference?
  • Are you an experienced manager and team player, committed to social justice and equity?
  • Do you want to reduce the over representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system and support people to live fulfilling lives?
  • Do you want to contribute to the healing and wellbeing of individuals and communities and advocate for systemic change?

About Weave Youth & Community Services:

Located on unceded Gadigal and Bidjigal Land, Weave Youth & Community Services is a place based community organisation that has been delivering a range of community programs and services developed with and for the community for over 45 years. Weave’s purpose is to empower people to change their lives and healing is at the centre of our work.

Weave supports children, young people, women and families who are impacted by systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. Around 70% of all those we support across Weave are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Over 20% of staff employed at Weave, and 45% of our current Board members are Aboriginal. Weave is a place-based, community led organisation that has strong relationships with key local ACCOs.

Weave has a solid commitment to walking alongside Aboriginal people in their ongoing fight for justice and self-determination, and all our work across the organisation is guided by our Aboriginal Healing Framework, developed by our Aboriginal staff group and endorsed by the Weave Board, leadership and management.

About the role:

The Creating Futures Program Manager provides leadership, program development and management support for the Creating Futures Program and team. Whilst the program does not exclude non-Aboriginal people, 91% of Creating Futures clients are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Currently the Creating Futures Justice Program consists of:

  • Post release support for 10-30 year olds residing in or with strong connections to the City of Sydney area who are transitioning from custody to the community.
  • Advocacy and diversionary support for those at court facing potential custodial sentences. Priority is given to Aboriginal people.
  • Creating Futures also includes targeted wrap around case management support for District Court Walama List participants, all of whom are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Creating Futures may also support additional programs in the future that are aligned with the priority focus of reducing Aboriginal people’s involvement in the criminal justice system.

This position also plays a key advocacy role and regularly engages in external activities with community and key organisations to promote Creating Futures and Weave’s purpose.

Remuneration:

SCHCADS Award Level 6 Paypoint 1-3 depending on qualifications and experience. Weave pays above the SCHCADS Award hourly rate. The current Weave hourly rates are: $53.28 – $55.64. Salary + super + leave loading + generous salary packaging

To be considered for this role you will need:

  1. To be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as currently defined in the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.
  2. Understanding of issues impacting, and unique strengths of, Aboriginal communities and a strong commitment to social justice and self determination.
  3. Experience of leading, managing, supporting and developing a cohesive and productive team.
  4. Strong understanding of and experience working in the criminal justice system space.
  5. Strong cultural connection and commitment to strengths based, trauma-informed practices.
  6. Excellent skills in understanding and navigating complex community dynamics.
  7. Common sense and an excellent sense of humour.
  8. NSW Working with Children Clearance.
  9. NSW Police Check. (If we interview you and shortlist you for the role, we will require you to complete a criminal record check. Having a criminal record does not necessarily exclude you from applying for the role.)
  10. A Driver’s Licence.

How to apply:

You will need:

  • A current resume
  • A document responding to the selection criteria and outlining how you meet each of them (listed above and in the full length job description document)
  • Please send these documents to Patricia Vasquez our HR Manager via email: recruitment@weave.org.au
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Applications will be reviewed when they are received. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled, please apply as soon as possible.

Please phone Patricia on 0401 285 169 if you would like further information.