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The Benevolent Society

The Benevolent Society provides a range of community based support services for children, families, people with a disability and older Australians. We are a non-religious, not for profit organisation at the forefront of societal change for over 200 years.

A great opportunity if…

  • You are an experienced leader in the child protection / out of home care services space who thrives on taking services to the next level.
  • You’re a people and practice capability builder.
  • You love to build new teams and programs in an innovative funding model.
  • You can see how a team needs to operate to create the best opportunities for children and young people in Out of Home Care , and can also see the broader context of the organisation and the social services sector.

Your new role

This new leadership role sits across Adelaide metro and regional SA (Murray Bridge and Mannum) in our Resilient Families program. Resilient Families is a therapeutic, evidence informed program designed to provide 12-month, intensive, in-home support to families with at least one child aged 9 years and under. This is an innovative funding model developed in partnership with the South Australian Government and is a payment by outcomes contract.

With the support of the Director, South Australia, your aim is to ensure that the team are positioned to provide exceptional services to children, carers and families so they can feel safe and secure. Key to this is building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including DCP, DHS, partner organisations, sector networks and the broader internal management team.

The program requires strong leadership and management to continue to meet contractual requirements

Terms: This is a full time, permanent role. You can be based at Melrose Park although you will be required to travel across all of the locations where staff are present.

Why this opportunity is right for you?

  • You’re passionate about developing services, and the people in them, to optimise outcomes for clients
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Salary packaging & packaged vehicle available
  • Fully mobile workforce; tools & support to work remotely or from any of our hubs

What you need to succeed:

As an experienced Manager, or Senior Manager, you have:

  • Track record leading child protection and/or out of home care services to improve client services and outcomes
  • Proven ability to develop and implement services to exceed contract compliance, including budget management and oversight
  • Outstanding people leadership; proven ability to build and develop an engaged, high performing team
  • Strong management skills; meeting/exceeding performance targets and service improvement objectives
  • Working in a collaborative, cross functional way with teams, peers and stakeholders to achieve outcomes
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of stakeholder relationships which require individual approaches
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving, decision making and managing balancing priorities
  • Ability to manage high levels of risk and crisis in a calm and consistent manner

Interested? Apply below today!

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity we would encourage you to contact Josie Kitch, Director – South Australia on 0422 008 494. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis, so please contact Josie and submit your application as soon as possible

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).


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