Regional Manager - Children's Services
- Bring your OOHC experience to an influential & supportive Not-For-Profit Organisation!
- Supervise and deliver high quality programs to meet the needs of vulnerable children
- Attractive remuneration package circa $110,000 plus super, negotiable relocation assistance, ongoing training and salary sacrificing!
- People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
About Biripi ACMC
Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre (Biripi ACMC) is a community-controlled organisation funded by numerous Agencies and levels of Government. Based in Taree, the Centre delivers a range of services in the region, including preventative programs and management of aged care, medical care, chronic disease care, maternal and child health services, home nursing services, social, emotional and well-being services.
Since 1981 Biripi ACMC has encouraged families and the wider community to participate in health promotion activities such as dental check-ups, medical checks and other services. They also help families and individuals to access and participate in Aboriginal community activities, programs and events.
About the Opportunity
Biripi ACMC now has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Manager to lead their Children's Services unit in Inverell, NSW. This is a full-time position, with occasional after-hours work, as required, on an on-call basis.
Reporting to the Principal Officer, you will be managing the delivery of Biripi ACMC’s Out of Home Care (OOHC), family preservation and casework programs. You will also be responsible for a growing team of approximately 7 direct reports, including 5 Caseworkers, a Cultural Support Officer, and Administration Officer.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Delivering high quality, culturally appropriate programs that meet the needs of children, carers, and the community;
- Maintaining Children’s Guardian accreditation, ensuring services meet all relevant legal requirements;
- Providing direct leadership to ensure each staff member is engaged, empowered, and reaching their full potential;
- Building effective relationships and networks with the community and other external stakeholders;
- Managing all funding contracts and agreements to ensure that agreed outcomes and requirements are met; and
- Contributing to the preparation of annual budgets, controlling and monitoring costs to ensure that all operations are managed within budget/funding requirements.
To be considered for this position you must have demonstrated experience in the out of home care and child protection sectors, with a relevant qualification in community services or similar.
Extensive management experience would be highly regarded, but is not essential provided you can demonstrate strong leadership skills and are confident managing, mentoring, and developing your team. You will also need to be comfortable managing budgetary requirements, with any experience in this area advantageous.
A skilled negotiator with strong conflict resolution skills, you will be sensitive to the complex needs of the children and families that Biripi ACMC supports, but have the resilience to handle potentially difficult conversations or disagreements, with both staff members and families. Your well-developed interpersonal skills will allow you to effectively communicate and build relationships with a range of stakeholders, including external organisations or services and the wider community.
You will have a sound understanding of relevant standards and legislation, including the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998, the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012, and the standards related to the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.
Above all, you will have a demonstrated respect for Aboriginal culture, with the ability to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities. While not essential, any experience working within Aboriginal communities or community-controlled organisations, will be seen as highly desirable.
Please note: You will need a current, unrestricted driver's licence, and hold or be willing to obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children clearance.
About the Benefits
Biripi ACMC prides themselves on rewarding staff for their passion, hard work, and determination, and offers a range of great benefits.
You will receive an attractive base salary circa $110,000, negotiable based on your skills and experience, plus super and salary sacrificing options up to $15,950.
Relocation Assistance is negotiable for the right candidate, to help you get settled into town, as well as a phone and laptop, company car and fuel card.
Biripi ACMC also offers ongoing training and development opportunities, paying for or otherwise supporting any related courses or training that interest you. Moreover, you'll get the chance to work with an organisation that makes a real impact to Aboriginal health in the local and wider community.
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are strongly encouraged to apply.
Lead the delivery of high-quality children’s services and make a genuine difference in the lives of vulnerable families - Apply Now!