Are you an exceptional leader who is able to make a meaningful contribution and create positive influence for children and young people living with disability? Be the Place You Want to WorkAttractive salary | Salary PackagingFitness Passport | Diversity and Inclusion | Hybrid work environmentDue to rapid growth within the organisation, Westhaven is seeking an experienced leader to foster and promote an organisational culture which enables the delivery of high-quality, safe and child-focussed services to enable children and young people living with disability to live life the way they choose. About usWesthaven is and will continue to be the provider of choice for disability support services and accommodation across regional NSW.  Westhaven provides client-centric, high quality programs and activities that provide whole of life support for people with disability, including offering houses that are homes, enabling choice and control and supporting clients to live life the way they choose.  About the roleAs the Service Manager, Children Services, you will lead and motivate our Team Leaders through innovative change to ensure the provision of personalised and exceptional child and young person experiences and continue to place children and young people at the centre of everything we do.  Key ResponsibilitiesEnsure the effective management of Disability compliance requirements Grow Westhaven’s impact by increasing the volume of services we deliver to enable people with disability to live life the way they chooseEnact continual improvement processes to drive operational efficiency and maintain cost discipline to ensure financial sustainability Build a culture of leadership accountability and effectivenessCelebrate and nurture an inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace Act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote a culture that reflects Westhavens Core values through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with participants and employees. To be on the forefront of this opportunity you willSound understanding of the needs and supports of people living with a Disability.Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and practices relevant to delivering quality services within a Disability organisation.Demonstrated working knowledge of legislation including: Disability Discrimination Act, the NDIS Act, Child Protection Act and relevant legislation relating to safety.  Knowledge and understanding of the 10 essential elements of Intensive Therapeutic Care and understanding of trauma, attachments, and child development theory.A strong understanding of accreditation and compliance requirements in the NDIS sector and the Office of the Children’s Guardian. Have proven leadership capability in the delivery of change management with hands-on leadership skills and the ability to mentor and skill-develop a team.Advanced problem solving capabilities, confidence and emotional intelligence that enable you to resolve complex situations.Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders.Enthusiasm and a focus and drive to achieve excellence. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.High degree of integrity and strong customer focus.Competent user of Google Suite and technology.Demonstrated working experience and understanding of the support needs of children and young people with a significant disability across home and community settings. Essential requirements of the roleTertiary qualifications related to Health, Allied Health and/or Social Services or demonstrated equivalent experienceCurrent valid NSW Driver’s licence Obtain and maintain a current paid Working with Children Check (WWCC)Obtain and maintain a valid National Disability Insurance Scheme Workers Check (NDISWC)Appropriate Covid-19 vaccination status and able to provide evidence About applyingPlease submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your abilities to undertake the key responsibilities of this role.  We encourage diversity and inclusionWesthaven is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. For more information or confidential enquiries please email Cath Deveigne, General Manager Children Services at cathy.deveigne@westhaven.org.au.  Applications close: 11 August 2022 95000 AUD Dubbo 2830

Service Manager, Children Services

Are you an exceptional leader who is able to make a meaningful contribution and create positive influence for children and young people living with disability?

 

  • Be the Place You Want to Work
  • Attractive salary | Salary Packaging
  • Fitness Passport | Diversity and Inclusion | Hybrid work environment


Due to rapid growth within the organisation, Westhaven is seeking an experienced leader to foster and promote an organisational culture which enables the delivery of high-quality, safe and child-focussed services to enable children and young people living with disability to live life the way they choose.

 

About us

Westhaven is and will continue to be the provider of choice for disability support services and accommodation across regional NSW.  Westhaven provides client-centric, high quality programs and activities that provide whole of life support for people with disability, including offering houses that are homes, enabling choice and control and supporting clients to live life the way they choose. 

 

About the role

As the Service Manager, Children Services, you will lead and motivate our Team Leaders through innovative change to ensure the provision of personalised and exceptional child and young person experiences and continue to place children and young people at the centre of everything we do. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the effective management of Disability compliance requirements 
  • Grow Westhaven’s impact by increasing the volume of services we deliver to enable people with disability to live life the way they choose
  • Enact continual improvement processes to drive operational efficiency and maintain cost discipline to ensure financial sustainability 
  • Build a culture of leadership accountability and effectiveness
  • Celebrate and nurture an inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace 
  • Act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote a culture that reflects Westhavens Core values through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with participants and employees.

 

To be on the forefront of this opportunity you will

  • Sound understanding of the needs and supports of people living with a Disability.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles and practices relevant to delivering quality services within a Disability organisation.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of legislation including: Disability Discrimination Act, the NDIS Act, Child Protection Act and relevant legislation relating to safety.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of the 10 essential elements of Intensive Therapeutic Care and understanding of trauma, attachments, and child development theory.
  • A strong understanding of accreditation and compliance requirements in the NDIS sector and the Office of the Children’s Guardian. 
  • Have proven leadership capability in the delivery of change management with hands-on leadership skills and the ability to mentor and skill-develop a team.
  • Advanced problem solving capabilities, confidence and emotional intelligence that enable you to resolve complex situations.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Enthusiasm and a focus and drive to achieve excellence. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High degree of integrity and strong customer focus.
  • Competent user of Google Suite and technology.
  • Demonstrated working experience and understanding of the support needs of children and young people with a significant disability across home and community settings.

 

Essential requirements of the role

  • Tertiary qualifications related to Health, Allied Health and/or Social Services or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Current valid NSW Driver’s licence 
  • Obtain and maintain a current paid Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Obtain and maintain a valid National Disability Insurance Scheme Workers Check (NDISWC)
  • Appropriate Covid-19 vaccination status and able to provide evidence

 

About applying

Please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your abilities to undertake the key responsibilities of this role. 

 

We encourage diversity and inclusion

Westhaven is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.

 

For more information or confidential enquiries please email Cath Deveigne, General Manager Children Services at cathy.deveigne@westhaven.org.au

 

Applications close: 11 August 2022

  • Posted Date 28 Jul 2022
  • Location Dubbo
    NSW / Australia
  • Industry Community Services & Development
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Salary Not provided