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Community Leader - L'Arche Brisbane

L'Arche Australia

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Acknowledging the Community as one of faith, welcoming people of all faiths, provide leadership to fellow community members and people in paid roles, in fulfilling the L’Arche Identity & Mission while adhering to its Charter and values.
  • Develop and implement innovative programs to enhance Community life.
  • Develop and manage the delivery of high-quality disability support services to members living with the experience of a disability and their families in line with the requirements of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Coordinate and facilitate community gatherings and attract people to join the Community.
  • Structure workload responsibilities and duties to incorporate a rhythm of life that builds your community member relationships through an active presence in households.
  • Provide direct support to members living with the experience of a disability.
  • Under the broad direction of the Board, ensure the efficiency and viability of the organisation, and in particular:
    • Support the Board in developing and implementing the strategic plan,
    • Develop, implement and report on the business plan and budget approved by the Board,
    • Support the community to develop the Strategic Plan.
  • Lead and support staff in delivering programs and activities, and in participating in the life of the community.
  • Work with the Deputy National Leader, Community Council and members of other L’Arche communities to support the growth of community and spiritual life in L’Arche more broadly.
  • Ensure that all Community activities comply with L’Arche rules, policies and procedures and with the law.
  • Undertake other activities to advance the L’Arche Identity and Mission, at the request of the Board.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications are desirable.
  • At least five years’ experience in roles with significant responsibilities in organisational leadership, management and accountability in the area of disability
  • Current Australian Driver’s license or ability to acquire license.
  • First Aid Certificate and Positive Notice Card.

Selection criteria

  • An understanding of, and commitment to the L’Arche Identity and Mission or a willingness to develop an understanding.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the L’Arche model of community life, or a willingness to make that commitment to living the role of Community Leader.
  • An understanding of, and ability to promote, the valued place in society of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management skills and experience in leading a community organisation in the area of disability and in particular, demonstrated:
    • Ability to lead change.
    • Ability to manage significant administrative and financial responsibilities.
    • Ability to delegate authority, exercise accountability and work collaboratively within a community organisation and with its stakeholders.
    • Ability to show respect, trust, openness, inclusion and unity.
    • Ability to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) landscape.
    • Understanding the NDIS Audit Process.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build productive internal and external working relationships.
  • Ability to confidently promote L’Arche publically to the wider community.

A position description is attached.

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