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General Manager - Community Services and Community Living

Macarthur Disability Services Ltd

  • Job No: MDS286
  • Location: Campbelltown

Macarthur Disability Services (MDS) has been providing support to people with a disability, the frail aged and their carers for over 40 years. We actively promote the rights and aspirations of people with a disability to enrich lives and roles in the community through the provision of choice, opportunity and innovative service design.

We take great pride in what we do at MDS, and we work to foster for our employees a culture of Respect, Quality and Empowerment, in line with the MDS values.

MDS believes our mission purpose is dependent on the collective efforts of our diverse workforce. MDS aims to use a competency based management strategy for Human Resources practices and to develop motivated teams who are driven, skilled and trained.

MDS offers a rewarding career with:

  • Opportunity to make a difference
  • Salary packaging
  • Safe and Supportive work place that recognises and rewards individual achievement

About the Opportunity

MDS is seeking a dynamic General Manager - Community Services and Supported Living. This role will support MDS to implement best practice operational management strategies and support the executive to meet the strategic directions of MDS.

Key Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manage and direct the operational requirements for MDS within the portfolio area' of: 
    • Allied Health and Positive Behaviour Management Supports
    • Support Coordination
    • Supported Accommodation
    • Individual Supports within the community
    • SLES (Pathways to employment)
    • Supported Employment
    • Children, Youth and Aged Care Social and Individual Supports
  • Provide a leadership role in the development of services within the CSS department; having a key role in the management of people, finances and stakeholders, formulation of organisational policies, operational plans and corporate strategies.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A detailed understanding of sector issues (National Disability Insurance Scheme, Royal Commission /, aged care reforms)
  • Exceptional relationship building skills. Somebody who can coach and develop executive senior managers
  • An ability to construct and implement operational initiatives
  • Experience working with CEO, COO and members of executive
  • A successful track record of change management and staff engagement initiatives
  • Experience and understanding in contractual, legal, governance and legislative requirements (Risk management, QA, WH&S frameworks, and the requirements of the NDIS Quality Safeguards Commission)
  • Knowledge of financial and people management strategies
  • Qualifications and extensive experience in Management and/or Disability Services/ related discipline
  • NSW Drivers License and a reliable vehicle
  • Covid-19 Vaccination (3 x doses)
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module
  • NDIS Worker Clearance Number
  • Working with Children Check

The Position is Full time contract. MDS Offers Salary packaging, flexi time hours, a hybrid working environment. You can see an overview of the benefits of working at MDS by reviewing our Employee Value Proposition here.

To apply for this position, please select apply and complete the application form on our Careers page. For further information please contact Amanda Mesa on (02) 4621 8400. 

A profile of the position can be found here

A copy of the position description can be found here

Applications will not be considered unless application form is completed.

It is essential that all applicants have the right to work in Australia. They must also have a current NSW driver’s license and access to their own vehicle. Applicants will be subject to a Criminal Record Check, NDIS Worker Clearance and are required to provide a clearance for working with children. MDS is an EEO Employer and a smoke free workplace.

MDS is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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