Our People to Live Stronger & Longer

Senior Manager – Social & Emotional Wellbeing

Are you ready to lead with purpose and drive positive change within Aboriginal communities? We’re seeking a dedicated individual to join us to lead our Social & Emotional Wellbeing Team (SEWB)

This role is integral to our vision of enhancing the holistic wellbeing of our First Nation community members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the SEWB Team, ensuring the effective delivery of services and programs
  • Oversee the implementation of Mental Health, AOD, Family Violence and NDIS client facing services.
  • Oversee the implementation of Aboriginal Health Promotion and Cultural Programs
  • Provide mentorship, support and guidance to team members, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate programs aimed at promoting spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing within Aboriginal communities
  • Utilise your extensive management experience to drive strategic initiatives and achieve organisational objectives
  • Ensure compliance with best practices, cultural safety and regulatory requirements in all aspects of program delivery and management
  • Manage budgets and financial resources effectively to maximise the impact of our programs and services


  • Degree qualifications in counselling, social work or a related field and/or extensive community services management experience relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to the spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of local Aboriginal communities
  • Proven experience in the implementation of Best Practice principles
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, management, administration, and evaluation of programs, preferably within the health and wellbeing field
  • Successful track record in mentoring and managing staff and fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Strong budgeting and financial management skills
  • Current driver’s license and clear Police Check

If you are passionate about having a positive impact on the local Aboriginal community, making a meaningful difference in the lives of others and possess the qualifications and experience to excel in this role, we invite you to apply.

Together, we can empower our community members to thrive and achieve their full potential.

This position is subject to Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and is only open to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. Proof of descent will be required.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to chiquita.walsh@awahs.com.au  or call 0414 713 430 for a confidential discussion.

Visit https://awahs.com.au/careers/

Applications close: 17/07/2024

AWAHS is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and respected.

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