Creating Futures Justice Program Manager

**This is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position under Section 14(d) of the NSW Anti Discrimination Act 1977

Weave is seeking an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to lead our successful Creating Futures Justice Program.

  • Are you looking for a new career opportunity where you can make a genuine difference for community? 
  • Are you an experienced manager and team player, committed to social justice and equity?
  • Are you passionate about shifting the landscape and making a difference for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people impacted by the criminal justice system?
  • Do you want to contribute to healing and wellbeing and advocate for systemic change?
  • Do you want to join a passionate, diverse team in a fast paced environment where you will have opportunities for development and be supported culturally?

About Weave Youth & Community Services:

Located in Inner Sydney (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. We strive to be a high quality, effective community led organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity and richness of the community we serve and we seek to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the organisation. 

Weave is committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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 teams.Our Board is exceptional, with strong Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander representation and a  Community and Culture Committee that considers, advises and guides the organisation on important issues relevant to culture and community.

About the Program:

Weave’s Creating Futures Justice Program supports Aboriginal people aged 10 – 30 (living in, or with a strong connection to, the City of Sydney LGA) who are in contact with the criminal justice system to transition from custody to community and live contributing, fulfilling lives. This change is brought about through a strengths based, client led, trauma informed, culturally safe, wrap around case management model delivered within an Aboriginal Healing Framework

Creating Futures also provides intensive support for young people on bail, on community orders or through court diversion. It provides court support and advocacy, and holistic, wraparound casework support tailored to the needs and goals of each client. 91% of Creating Futures clients are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Creating Futures also provides wrap around case management support for some participants of the Walama List at the District Court.

About the Role:

You will lead, support and develop our team of dedicated caseworkers to ensure high quality wrap around support for Creating Futures clients. Stakeholder engagement, community relations, strategic partnerships, planning, evaluation, reporting and advocacy are also integral to the role. You will work to promote the success of this client and community led program model, and work with the Weave leadership team and community partners to ensure the program meets community needs.


SCHADS Award Level 6 Paypoint 1-3 depending on qualifications and experience. Weave pays above the SCHCADS Award hourly rate. 

The current Weave hourly  rate range for Level 6 Paypoint 1-3 is $53.28 – $55.64 ($96,970 – $101,265 annual gross wage). 

  • Plus Superannuation @ 10.5% (increasing to 11% in July 2023)
  • Plus Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%
  • Total package range: $108,456.77 – $113,261.00)


  • Generous salary sacrifice 
  • Above award rates
  • Bonus paid leave days over Christmas and New Year
  • Supportive Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff team that meets regularly
  • Access to external cultural supervision
  • Aboriginal Healing Framework that informs and guides practice across all aspects of the organisation including staff support, training and development
  • Commitment to whole of Weave culture camps and On Country days

Essential Criteria:

  1. Identify and be accepted by the Aboriginal Community as 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. Driver’s Licence

How to apply:

Please email Patricia Vasquez HR Manager at and include the following documents:

  • 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 Position Description)
View the Position Description

Only successful applicants will be contacted and rolling interviews may be performed. 

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