Speak Out Dual Diagnosis Program
Program Manager
Full Time

  • Work with a dynamic, well-respected NGO with 46 years experience providing place-based support alongside communities.
  • Work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can contribute to making a real difference.
  • Be part of a diverse and passionate team in a flexible and supportive organisation.

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 46 years. Weave’s purpose is to empower people to change their lives and healing is at the centre of our work.

About the role:

Due to an internal promotion, Weave is seeking an experienced Program Manager to lead, support and coordinate Weave’s Dual Diagnosis Program.

Weave’s Dual Diagnosis Program provides culturally safe, client-centred, holistic, trauma-informed and healing-centred support services including casework, counselling, project work, group programs, leadership opportunities, events, community development and referral pathways for young people aged 12 to 28 years experiencing co-occuring mental health and alcohol and other drug challenges.

The Program Manager will manage a team of 7 – 10 staff, including counsellors, caseworkers, an art therapist and a project worker. Provide “back-up” casework and counselling support for clients when key workers are not available due to leave, periods of recruitment etc. Lead advocacy and sector development to improve service delivery to young people experiencing co-occurring mental health experiences and AOD use.

To be considered for this role you will need:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, AOD, Mental Health, Community Work, Youth Work, or similar.
  2. Experience leading and managing a team in an NGO setting. This includes staff supervision, development and support to bring out the best in staff and ensuring cohesion and best practice within a team.
  3. Program and project management experience including planning, implementation, evaluation, reporting, submission writing, accountability, and managing budgets.
  4. Experience providing flexible, holistic, wrap around casework support to young people experiencing a range of complex issues and in particular coexisting mental health and AOD issues.
  5. Understanding and demonstrated experience of working within a trauma informed and healing centred, strength based, person centred, culturally appropriate framework.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities, and an understanding of the strengths of Aboriginal people and the impacts of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal people residing in the Waterloo and Redfern areas.
  7. Ability to work in a flexible, adaptable manner under stress.
  8. Practical, common sense and an excellent sense of humour.
  9. Current NSW Working With Children Check Clearance.
  10. NSW Class C Drivers licence.
  11. Police Check.


Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Award Level 6 Paypoint 1-3 depending on qualifications and experience.

Weave pays above the SCHCADS Award hourly rate. The current Weave hourly rates for Level 6 Paypoint 1-3 are $53.28-$55.64.

Salary + super + leave loading + generous salary packaging.

For further information regarding the role, please refer to the Position Description.

How to apply:

  • Read the Position Description.
  • Send us your up to date resume and a document responding to each of the selection criteria (listed in the ad and in the Position description), and outlining how you meet them.*
  • Please send these documents to Patricia Vasquez, HR Manager via email: recruitment@weave.org.au
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
View the Position Description

Applications close: Friday, 9 December 2022 at midnight

Applications will be reviewed when they are received. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled, please apply as soon as possible.

*Please Note: In order for us to properly assess your application, we require both your resume and the document addressing each of the selection criteria.

Please phone Patricia on 0401 285 169 to discuss or for further information about the role.