Community Support Programs Manager

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Organisation : Vision Australia

Location : Brisbane (Coorparoo)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 11 Dec, 2017

About the Role

New management role reporting directly to the General Manager
Opportunity to drive the strategy for success
Flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging benefits
Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Community Supports Programs Manager to join our team at our Queensland head office in Coorparoo.

This position is responsible for the day to day management and coordination of the Disability Services Grant (due to expire in 2019). This role will coordinate and work with clients and Vision Australia staff to ensure a seamless transition of Clients from program onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

This position will also coordinate and manage other funding programs including the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative from the Queensland Government. This requires close liaison with external stakeholders as well as management of staff to deliver program outcomes.


As our Community Support Programs Manager you will:

Manage and coordinate staff and clients in the Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services funded program including all staff recruitment and liaise with Department of Communities as required to fulfil contractual reporting requirements
Manage and coordinate staff and clients in the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Project including all staff and participant recruitment and liaise with Department of Education and external stakeholders as required to fulfil contractual reporting requirements
Develop a sustainable service offering for recreational and in-home support service post the implementation of NDIS
Work with Clients in the Disability Services funded program to transition to NDIS

To be successful in this role you will have:

Degree or equivalent experience in health/community services management;
Extensive experience in influencing and implementing strategy and change initiatives;
Highly experienced in managing a disability services workforce including volunteers, administrators and support staff;
Highly developed negotiation and conflict resolution skills, including an understanding and an ability to manage challenging behaviours;
Strong planning skills including sound time management skills
Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

Friendly values based working environments
Generous salary packaging options
Exciting career paths
Exceptional professional development opportunities
Flexible working arrangements
We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the ‘Apply’ button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to http://www.visionaustralia.org/careerswww.visionaustralia.org/careers

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Vision Australia
Vision Australia supports people who are blind or who have low vision to live the life they choose.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Melissa Stewart

Phone : 0293343297

Email : melissa.stewart@visionaustralia.org

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Community Support Programs Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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