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.
- 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.