Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for a new Senior management position of Program and Practice Director commencing in July 2024. This permanent part-time position is for 64 hours per fortnight and remunerated at a SCHCaDS Award Level 6-7 (negotiable) with salary sacrifice available.

Employee Benefits

Zig Zag is a highly regarded organisation that is committed to a safe and supportive work culture that promotes best practice. Zig Zag offers employees above Award employment conditions that include:

  • Flexible work arrangements to support work / life balance
  • Additional 2 weeks annual leave to support worker health and wellbeing
  • Additional personal / carer’s leave to support working women
  • Additional long service leave
  • Generous provisions for professional development, training and supervision

Position Details

The Program and Practice Director will have primary responsibility for service Program design, development and evaluation at Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre, ensuring all funded Programs are delivering outcomes and having greatest impact for marginalised young women and gender diverse young people who are experiencing homelessness and/or sexual violence.

  • Provide strategic advice and oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of all service Programs to ensure continuous improvement and best practice, as well as compliance with all relevant legislation and practice standards.
  • Develop solutions to improve organisational capability and responsiveness to meet the diverse and complex needs of marginalised young people and wider communities, including opportunities to support whole of service sector responses.
  • Design, implement, monitor, and evaluate outcome measurement tools and social impact of funded Programs across service agreements in line with organisational strategic and operational planning.
  • Prepare and submit reports to key stakeholders, as well as program modelling and analysis to support strategic and operational planning and systemic advocacy.

The Program and Practice Director will also oversee the development of workforce capacity, professional development and team building activities, policy and practice development, frameworks, and strategies to support a culturally safe and critically reflective organisational team culture that inspires and strengthens skills, knowledges, practices, and support for all staff to achieve individual and organisational goals.

  • Work collaboratively with senior management staff to resource, mentor, coach and develop a culturally safe and critically reflective organisational team culture that centres young people, applies Zig Zag’s organisational practice values, and ensures the delivery of exceptional service Programs.
  • Support the development, implementation and review of organisational service systems and Program related policy and procedures that promote best practice and supports organisational needs and growth. coordinating and implementing workforce development and capacity building activities.
  • Oversee the development, coordination and implementation of Zig Zag’s professional development and in-service training calendar for all staff, and design and implement team building activities, policy and practice development, frameworks, and strategies to support a culturally safe and critically reflective organisational team culture that inspires and strengthens skills, knowledges, practices, and support for all staff to achieve individual and organisational goals.
  • Support the development and review of Zig Zag’s induction, training and support to new staff and work collaboratively to respond to any organisational issues identified.
  • Design implement, monitor, and evaluate the use of performance appraisal and planning processes.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and work collaboratively to address these issues across all Program areas.

Zig Zag employs women only (EEO exempt). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant discipline (e.g., Social Work, Human Services or Business Management). Post-graduate qualifications will also be highly regarded.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant senior level management experience.
  • A clearly defined practice framework that incorporates intersectional feminist and social justice perspectives.
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license.
  • Possession of a current Working with Children Blue Card.

Applications for this new position will close at 9am Monday 24 June 2024.

To apply for this position please view the Position Description and Key Selection Criteria here: Program and Practice Director Position Description 2024 , and the Recruitment Process Information here: Recruitment Process Information 2024. Please note in advance: if you do not follow the directions provided in the recruitment process information you will not be considered for the position.  For more information about the position please contact Stephanie (CEO, Zig Zag) by email stephanie@zigzag.org.au