About Us:Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic values based organisation supporting over 2000 people with a disability. We support people to develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society. We take pride in enabling opportunities for choice, inclusion and achievement for people with a disability.About Your Role:This role will have you lead, guide and support our operational team in Mentoring Services. Our Mentoring Services focuses on providing a safe and stable transition to the community for our participants with complex support needs. As our Program Manager, you will focus on encouraging support that will foster independence and enhance opportunities for our participants. With strong leadership and guidance, you will ensure that your team provides person centric support that will assist our participants to achieve their interests, needs and aspirations.Please note that this is a 3 month full-time fixed term contract. Key Responsibilities:Ensure staff work in consultation with each person, families and stakeholders to develop and review Person Centred Plans/ Transition Plans.Monitor staff performance to ensure ‘positive approaches’ for the management of challenging behaviours.Support staff to establish and maintain effective lines of communication with parents, families, carers, and advocates etc.Work towards breaking down negative community values.Participate in staff training and development as required.About You:You are a collaborative leader who is passionate about supporting our operational teams. Having worked within the Disability/Nursing/Community or a similar industry, you are fully equipped with in-depth knowledge of the issues, trends and philosophies underpinning the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability. Most importantly, you are compassionate and open minded, and understand the challenges our participants face.Please note: This role is based in Morisset  70000 AUD Morisset 2264

Program Manager

  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits
  • Morisset Location

About Us:

Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic values based organisation supporting over 2000 people with a disability. We support people to develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society. We take pride in enabling opportunities for choice, inclusion and achievement for people with a disability.

About Your Role:

This role will have you lead, guide and support our operational team in Mentoring Services. Our Mentoring Services focuses on providing a safe and stable transition to the community for our participants with complex support needs. As our Program Manager, you will focus on encouraging support that will foster independence and enhance opportunities for our participants. With strong leadership and guidance, you will ensure that your team provides person centric support that will assist our participants to achieve their interests, needs and aspirations.

Please note that this is a 3 month full-time fixed term contract. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure staff work in consultation with each person, families and stakeholders to develop and review Person Centred Plans/ Transition Plans.
  • Monitor staff performance to ensure ‘positive approaches’ for the management of challenging behaviours.
  • Support staff to establish and maintain effective lines of communication with parents, families, carers, and advocates etc.
  • Work towards breaking down negative community values.
  • Participate in staff training and development as required.

About You:

You are a collaborative leader who is passionate about supporting our operational teams. Having worked within the Disability/Nursing/Community or a similar industry, you are fully equipped with in-depth knowledge of the issues, trends and philosophies underpinning the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability. Most importantly, you are compassionate and open minded, and understand the challenges our participants face.

Please note: This role is based in Morisset 

How You Can Join the Team:

Please note that successful candidates will need to be comfortable working with participants who have an offending background.

To apply, please click on ‘Apply for this job now’.

To work at DSA, the successful applicant must undergo a Police Record Check and provide a NSW Working with Children Check verification number.

DSA is an EEO employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all members of the community.

DSA appreciates the time and effort candidates have taken to submit their applications however, please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

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