Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over fourty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services. Further details regarding our services can be found on our website: http://www.woodville.org.au/ Our organisational vision and mission focuses on social justice and working in partnership with our community. Our values include empowerment, empathy, compassion and innovation.PROGRAM OVERVIEWWoodville Alliance (WA) provides a wide-range of inclusive options for adults with disabilities, maximising people’s social capital and local citizenship. We provide a diversity of service offerings including day program, outreach support and a vocational skills program which are co-designed with WA clients and their circle of support to ensure that every individual meets their expected outcomes. WA Disability Services utilises a positive and strength based approach within a well-developed culture of person centred practices. WA is an NDIS Registered Provider and is an ISO accredited organisation against the NSW Disability Service Standards. POSITION OBJECTIVEReporting directly to the CEO, the primary objectives of the General Manager, Disability Services (GM DS) are to provide leadership as well as strategic, operational and change-related management of WA Disability Services. The role will include developing new business opportunities, partnerships and relationships to enable the growth of services and development and implementation of best and financially sustainable practice.MAIN DUTIES – including but not limited to;Research economic, political and social trends and best practice and apply an entrepreneurial and innovative approach in order to grow and develop services as well as identify potential business opportunities and partnershipsPlan, implement and evaluate services and service user engagement strategies ensuring services are of a high quality and service user choice, control and flexibility is maximisedIn consultation with the CEO and General Manager Corporate Services, develop, manage and regularly review the annual Disability Services budget and other financial resources to reflect WA mission, vision and values and Strategic PlanMentor and lead the Disability Services team, creating and encouraging a positive, supportive and collaborative culture for both staff and service usersManage industry and workplace change through a range of supportive and constructive strategiesEnsure continuous improvement, consistent with ISO 9001 (2015), National Quality and Safe Guarding Practice Standards is actively supported, accreditation is maintained and all services comply with relevant legislative, regulatory and organisational policy requirements. Develop and maintain effective relationships and collaboration with a range of key external and internal stakeholders, including other WA services to encourage cross-program and cross-unit support for people with a disabilityESSENTIAL CRITERIATertiary qualifications in human services and management experience in a related area Leadership and management experience, including staff, financial and change management and effective resource managementExtensive experience in the provision of person centred disability services and high-level knowledge and understanding of the policy, procedures and standards pertaining to the provision of disability services with the NDIS frameworkDemonstrated business development track record and entrepreneurial skillsDemonstrated high level external relations and networking skillsDemonstrated high-level written and verbal and interpersonal communication skillsDemonstrated superior skills in mediation and negotiation, collaboration and consultationDemonstrated application and management of EEO, WH&S and Risk Management policies and practicesCommitment to social justice principles and the rights of people with a disabilityDemonstrated knowledge of the quality framework required in DisabilitiesA current NSW Driver’s LicenceA current and verified Working With Children Check and clear National Police CheckHOW TO APPLY Please click the 'apply' button to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1 to 4 listed above by COB Monday 1st April 2019. Please note applications will not be progressed if they do not address the specified essential criteria. For enquiries, contact Veronique Besnard, GM Human Resources, on 02 9722 5224.Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.Position Description
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