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House Manager - Intensive Therapeutic Care - Dubbo

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position

About the Organisation

We have a commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by hearing their voices and taking action in partnership with community direction. We are committed to supporting and increasing opportunity and improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, and communities. We value your cultural heritage and so do our clients. It is vital for our clients to be able to connect with our employees who actively support them and are connected to land and country.

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 and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

Working as part of our Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) leadership team in Dubbo, you will have strong leadership and people management experience, ideally within an ITC setting, and will be responsible for providing supervision and rostering to staff in order to establish a safe homelike environment for the children and young people in care.

You will have previous experience working with children and young people who have complex trauma and be passionate about addressing the impacts of abuse, neglect, complex trauma, and separation from families on children and young people in care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be actively present in the home environment, providing role modelling to staff
  • Oversee and participate in the planning and implementation of therapeutic care plans
  • Mange, support and provide reflective supervision to your team
  • Model and support staff in applying the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) system
  • Manage home in accordance with the CARE model, legislation, relevant standards, LWB policies and procedures and funding body requirements
  • Provide an environment free of abuse, harm and exploitation for people we support

Skills, Experience & Requirements

  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team
  • Experience in the co-ordination of a 24-hour residential services for vulnerable people
  • Experience working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and disadvantage
  • A relevant bachelor’s degree (or relevant Diploma working towards a Bachelor) would be highly regarded
  • Commitment to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training and be assessed as TCI competent within the probationary period
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • An unrestricted NSW driver’s licence

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

 Please note the following: 

  • Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  
  • You will be required to provide contact details for a cultural referee who can comment on your knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in contemporary society and your ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The cultural referee must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.  
  • You may be requested to provide confirmation that you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.


  • Up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits
  • Monthly rostered days off
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Permanent role in one of Australia’s leading social purpose organisations

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kestra Caller at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: House Manager - Intensive Therapeutic Care - Dubbo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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