Program Manager – Solid Steps

Posted 3 weeks ago

Program Manager – Solid Steps

Permanent Full Time

Location: Casuarina Prison


About Us

Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives.

About the role

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Recovery and Rehabilitation Unit, located within Casuarina prison supports participants to develop and achieve their individual recovery plans through the Solid Steps AOD Recovery Program.

Palmerston Association and Wungening Aboriginal Corporation are the partners working closely with the Department of Justice to provide a community within the unit which facilitates a recovery focused, culturally responsive and safe program for participants.

The Solid Steps Program Manager will manage the delivery of the Solid Steps program within the AOD Unit at Casuarina Prison in consultation with the Department of Justice staff and participants in the AOD unit within the prison. This is a leadership role and requires a committed and passionate professional who is able to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders and partners. This role ensures the program is delivered in accordance with the model principles and meets the service, governance and reporting requirements of the contract with the Department of Justice.

Pay Level is equivalent to Level 6 – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

To see the FULL Selection Criteria, please view the JDF linked below.

JDF – Program Manager – Solid Steps – November 2023


  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 2 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% for award-based staff
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate

To apply

If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on seek! Alternatively you can submit your application at one of our branches.

In your application please ensure that you:

  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2023

Shortlisting will commence straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check and a Department of Justice Clearance.

For further information on the position please contact Anna Calverley on 0466 108 378 or email

We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people.

If you would like to have a yarn on what it’s like to work at Palmerston as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employee at Palmerston please contact our Executive Manager, Cultural Lead – Rohan Collard on 0432 349 145 or

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