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Regional Director - Child Youth and Family

Organisation Name Life Without Barriers
Location Northern Territory
Date Posted 2021-02-12
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 374567
  • Join one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Support vulnerable young people in out of home care
  • Suit child protection, youth justice, not for profit, NDIA backgrounds


The Organisation
Life Without Barriers (LWB) is one of Australia’s leading social purpose, not for profit organisations, having earned a reputation for providing the highest standards of care across all its programs and placing people and their families at the centre of support and decision making.

LWB’s Child, Youth & Family portfolio (CYF) is a national service dedicated to improving outcomes for children, young people, and families. Committed to delivering better outcomes for those in their care, the national CYF team of 1500 staff support almost 5000 children and young people across their services. Within the Northern Territory the young people are supported in Residential care through circa 400 employees.  

Benefits & Culture
  • Ethical, values driven organisation
  • Generous remuneration including car allowance and NFP salary packaging
  • Remote living allowance and relocation assistance available
  • Flexible working environment plus RDO entitlement of one day per month
  • Career development opportunities
The Role
You will lead Operations Managers in the Northern Territory to support Child, Youth and Family multidisciplinary teams, ensuring out of home care services provide a culturally safe and supportive environment where young people can heal and grow, whilst working to expand LWB’s portfolio of CYF services within the NT region.

Specifically you will:
  • Encourage and model collaboration amongst teams to achieve high quality out of home care services
  • Oversee the delivery, quality and compliance of services and program activities
  • Support, coach, motivate and develop team members
  • Build and maintain key relationships with stakeholders and funding and accreditation bodies
  • Develop and implement business development activities and program growth strategies
  • Meet relevant statutory regulations, funding agreements and accreditation standards
  • Ensure continuous improvement, a therapeutic approach, manage risk and operational budgets
Skills Required

You are an energetic, passionate and visionary leader with extensive experience in the management of human services programs within a child protection, out of home care or other complex service delivery environment.

You demonstrate high level facilitation, team leadership and ability to manage, guide and support staff together with:
  • Experience supporting young people with a diverse range of backgrounds and challenges
  • Strong ability to connect and quickly establish relationships with key stakeholders
  • Cultural competency to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities
  • Experience working within a statutory framework and knowledge of legislation and regulation for care
  • Financial and risk management expertise
  • Tertiary qualifications in a human services related or business discipline

If you are truly motivated to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people, please click apply to submit your CV and a cover letter responding to the skills required section above. Alternatively, please call Louise Furlong on 07 5530 8066 to discuss.

LWB work with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds with varied life experiences, physical abilities and interests and seek to employ people who reflect the great diversity of their clients. They know that your difference can be what makes the difference and therefore strive for an inclusive culture where you can be your whole self every day at work.
To be the best they can be, LWB actively seek people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI community and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to join them to partner with people to change lives for the better.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.