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Lifestyle Solutions
  • Work TypesContract, Full Time
  • CategoriesDisability Services, Executive and Senior Management, Management
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsRegional NT
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 28 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 31 Dec 2019
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Senior Manager - Disability Services - Alice Springs

Lifestyle Solutions
Lifestyle Solutions
  • Work TypesContract, Full Time
  • CategoriesDisability Services, Executive and Senior Management, Management
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsRegional NT
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 28 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 31 Dec 2019
  • Location: Alice Springs
  • Fixed Term Full Time – up to 12 months
  • Market leader in Not for Profit

Become part of one of the major leaders and innovators in the Community Services sector in Australia providing person centred, flexible and innovative support services to people living with disability and other support services for children, adults and families.

This is an exciting time to join Lifestyle Solutions - we are responding to the changing environment of our sector and introducing an innovative Better Service team-based structure to make Lifestyle Solutions a great place to work and provide Better Service to our customers. We are transitioning from a traditional hierarchical structure, into successful and thriving self-managed teams!

About the role

Lifestyle Solutions is currently seeking a passionate and results focused Senior Manager to lead, inspire and support our Disability Services teams in Alice Springs to ensure the provision of high quality, client centered care and to coordinate business development, local stakeholder engagement and community brand awareness.

For more information on the Duties and Responsibilities, please view the Position Description.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working with people who have a disability and/or complex and challenging behaviours.
  • Tertiary qualifications (or relevant experience) in Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Psychology, Community Services and/or equivalent experience in service delivery in the disability field
  • Knowledge of service models and the ability to design and implement service improvement strategies
  • Leadership and management experience including staff supervision, staff performance management, budget development and financial management skills
  • Planning skills
  • Experienced in working within a Quality Management System
  • An understanding of Mental Health issues and the Criminal Justice Program (desirable).
  • Well-developed consultation and negotiation skills and a demonstrated capacity to communicate policy, procedure and service direction
  • Knowledge and understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practice, Cultural Diversity Statement and Occupational Health and Safety as they relate to this role.
  • Willingness to travel to visit people we support and programs located in rural/remote areas – when required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Relevant Working with Children or Vulnerable People check as per state legislation

Why work with us?

Working for Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a difference to people’s lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of that, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our workplace. Working for Lifestyle Solutions means that you will be presented with opportunities, support, and recognition whilst working alongside people who are passionate about what they do, and more importantly passionate about why they do it.

In return for your passion, talent and commitment you will be rewarded with a generous remuneration package including a vehicle (with FBT contribution), mobile phone and laptop. You will also be entitled to salary sacrifice options and a corporate well-being package including health and travel discounts.

Culture

Our values drive our day-to-day behaviour – across our many group homes and all the locations in which we operate. They are the common threads that drive who we are, what we stand for and believe in, and how we care for, service, and support our customers

Own It - How we get the job done

Respect Lives Here - How we treat other people

Keep Calm & Be Happy - How we interact with other people

Make It Matter - How we make a difference to other people

How to apply

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing.

For further information relating to this position, please contact Sara Buchanan, Talent Professional at sara.buchanan@lifestylesolutions.org.au

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