About the Role

Youth Projects is now on the hunt for a dynamic ‘Outreach & Harm Reduction Program Manager’ to manage our suite of harm reduction and outreach programs and be part of the Senior Leadership Team. This role will see them work across both operational and strategic initiatives within the harm prevention and AOD Outreach programs, including: 

  • Needle Syringe Programs
  • Proactive Overdose Response Initiative
  • Youth-specialist AOD Outreach programs (YNOT and YNOT 2.0)

As this is a unique role you will have demonstrated in past:

  • Achieving high performance and growth through innovative program design and contract management
  • Providing leadership in developing strategic partnerships and shared care models, whilst positioning Youth Projects as a leader in the community health sector
  • Managing and leading a team mix of clinical and non-clinical staff, monitoring and evaluating program performance
  • Develop best practice frameworks across all Harm Reduction and Youth AOD programs

View the Success Profile (position description) here

What you'll bring:

  • Recognised qualifications in health promotion, AOD, Community health or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated organisational skills within multidisciplinary health service environment
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a complex and changing environment
  • Wanting to grow, develop, and build a career with a progressive organisation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team of professional staff
  • Computer literacy as well as knowledge of VADC and NMDS data set

We’re all about cultural fit and experience, as well as developing emerging talent and giving people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

    Must Have’s

    • Recognised qualifications in health promotion, AOD, Community health or related disciplines
    • Current Australian Drivers Licence
    • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
    • Police Check
    • Working with Children’s Check

    What's in it for YOU!

    • Flexible work environment
    • Youth Projects have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, training and professional development opportunities
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
    • Continuous growth in owning your own space?
    • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!


    Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

    For further information, please contact Richie Goonan (Operations Manager) via email.

    About Youth Projects

    Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognise the complex and varying needs of our clients and offer a holistic model of care and provide pathways into our award winning employment, education and social enterprise programs. Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant, northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides front line support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment. Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

    Our commitment to diversity

    Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

    Safety screening

    Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.