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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Health, Medical & Allied Services

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

Location:
Melbourne
Australia

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Operations Manager - Contract till 30 June 2020.North Eastern Melbourne

Job Reference: 493373

Exciting opportunity for a short fixed term opportunity as an Operations Manager in the North East Region, Victorian Disability Accommodation Supports (VDAS).

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.
 
About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a short fixed term opportunity as an Operations Manager in the North East Region, Victorian Disability Accommodation Supports (VDAS).

The Operations Manager provides leadership to the disability workforce and is responsible for management and oversight of a group of disability group homes in the North Eastern Melbourne Area.  In this role you will be focused on ensuring clients receive a high quality, person centred service that is tailored to meet their individual needs and provided in the least restrictive environment.

This portfolio includes seven houses. This role will provide great opportunities to work with colleagues across VDAS in developing and promoting the STAA model as well as leading houses, staff and most importantly residents transition fully to the NDIS.  You will also be responsible for budget management, complex risks and stakeholder relationships and as well as working with staff to see outcomes for residents achieved. 

Situated in Epping and reporting to the Regional Director, this will be a wonderful opportunity for career progression and highly sought-after experience. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead service development to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve their full potential and work actively with community groups or other interest groups as required
  • Lead advocacy within the broader community on behalf of clients and their families to support inclusion and participation and a commitment to effective service delivery
  • Work with staff to develop outcomes for people with disabilities, including research within the sphere of responsibility
  • Explore information relating to health conditions to support greater levels of well-being for people with disabilities and endeavour to ensure appropriate resources and personnel are engaged for these purposes
  • Lead and mentor decision making by staff who are managing teams supporting people with disabilities, within specified policies and practice standards
  • Make strategic decisions across a large client group within the scope of established policies and practice standards
  • Identify required interventions to ensure service quality is maintained and enhanced

Skills & Experience

  • Advanced Diploma Disability Work, or Bachelor of Health Science, Allied Health or equivalent
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • A thorough knowledge of the Disability Act 2006, modern trends in service provision to people with a disability and the implications for service delivery would be expected
  • Authoritative expertise and knowledge in the direct delivery of services to people living with disabilities and related standards across a service or practice area is expected. This includes:
  1. specialised and contemporary understanding of disability including evidence-based practice principles and an ability to apply this theoretical knowledge to client support
  2. knowledge of and skill with coaching, supervision and planning practices
  3. knowledge of complex conditions that impact on disability and the capacity to remain up to date with related developments

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check. 
  
Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits
  • RDO’s, mobile phone, laptop, iPad       
         

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with a disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au


Applications close 11:59 pm on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

Closing Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020

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