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Program Manager (Out of Home Care)


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About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 6,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Child, Youth & Family practitioner to join our Townsville team in a management position. The Program Manager for our Out of Home Care team oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of our Intensive Foster Care program and will aim to grow our 24/7 Residential service offering in the region.

This position would suit someone who is passionate about leading and developing a team that is providing a safe and nurturing environment to children and young people in Out of Home Care using a trauma informed approach. Familiarity with the CARE framework would be beneficial.

This position is being offered on a permanent, full time basis at our Garbutt office. The working hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday with a monthly RDO.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop, lead, motivate and manage a team of Case Managers, Supporter of Carers, and Youth Workers
  • Manage the OOHC program compliant with legislation, standards, contractual requirements and internal policy
  • Ensure delivery of program services in accordance with program budget, local business plans and in line with client needs and plans
  • Develop, lead, motivate and manage a team
  • Ensure a consistent standard of quality is delivered for program in accordance with regulations prescribed in relevant legislation and funding agency standards
  • Manage risks and issues arising in the course of service management
Skills & Experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar program
  • Degree qualification in Human Services or related discipline
  • A demonstrated commitment to the care and protection of clients
  • Demonstrated experience in team leadership and management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage services and programs within a budget
  • Current Drivers Licence
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

  • Tool of Trade vehicle with fuel card
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Monthly RDO
  • Competitive remuneration package and excellent tax benefits
How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading "PM - Townsville"

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)


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Townsville, QLD,


Program Manager (Out of Home Care)


Nonprofit-Social Services