Operations Manager - North Eastern suburbs - Full time - VDAS

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation –

Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years, we are a not-for-profit organisation.  Life without Barriers partners with people to change lives for the better. We can only achieve this by employing great people who understand the value of relationships with the people who trust us to provide their services.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control, and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is the career move for you.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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, refugees and asylum seekers.

Come and join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of the people we support, to ensure we can support each individual needs and dreams.

We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

We presently have an exciting opportunity which has arisen for an Operations Managers in the Northeast Regions of Melbourne, Victorian Disability Accommodation Supports (VDAS). These roles will report directly to the respective Regional Director and will be situated across Northeast suburbs and Canterbury. This role offers a highly sought-after opportunity for career progression within the disability space.

As an operations Manager you will provide leadership and coaching to the workforce and will be responsible for management and oversight of up to 7 homes in the respective Regional Area. 

In this role you will be focused on ensuring the people we support receive a high-quality, person-centred service that is tailored to meet their individual needs and that this service is provided in the least restrictive environment.

As the successful applicant you will have an amazing opportunity to work in a team environment with various colleagues across VDAS in leading houses. You will also be responsible for budget management, ongoing complex risk assessment and the development and maintenance of stakeholder relationships.

Flexibility with working hours and locations are a must in this role.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead service development to enhance opportunities for clients to achieve their full potential and work actively with community groups or other interest groups as required
  • Lead advocacy within the broader community on behalf of clients and their families to support inclusion and participation and a commitment to effective service delivery
  • Work with staff to develop outcomes for clients, including research within the sphere of responsibility
  • Explore information relating to health conditions to support greater levels of well-being for clients and endeavour to ensure appropriate resources and personnel are engaged for these purposes
  • Lead and mentor decision making by staff who are managing teams within specified policies and practice standards
  • Make strategic decisions across a large client group within the scope of established policies and practice standards
  • Identify required interventions to ensure service quality is maintained and enhanced

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management or equivalent qualification
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Experience leading others to manage changes and align with service priorities
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Disability Act 2006 & National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, modern trends in service provision to people with a disability and the implications for service delivery would be expected
  • Solid knowledge and exposure to NDIS
  • Expertise and knowledge in the direct delivery of services to people living with disabilities and related standards across a service or practice area is expected. This includes:
    • Specialised and contemporary understanding of disability including evidence-based practice principles and an ability to apply this theoretical knowledge to client support
    • Knowledge of and skill with coaching, supervision and planning practices
    • Knowledge of complex conditions that impact on disability and the capacity to remain up to date with related developments

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check. 


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package
  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Internal & external training
  • Regular RDO’s
  • Tools of the Trade: Mobile phone, laptop,         

How to Apply   

Include your resume and covering letter and please specify which region you are interested in in one document. Click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts to submit your application. For any general enquiries (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au
Applications close at midnight on Thursday 30th March.

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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