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Regional Operations Manager. 12 Month Maximum Term Contract – Darwin or Katherine

Urban and Regional Planners
Contract Full Time
6 days ago
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Darwin, Katherine & Northern Australia
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Empowering people with disability to live life the way they choose is at the heart of how Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control, and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is the career move for you.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit 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.

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

Managing our Darwin and Katherine disability services, you will be a leader in implementing client-centric service delivery to ensure that clients are supported to achieve their goals, enabling increased independence and inclusion in the community. This will require engaging face-to-face with clients, families, and employees, as well as providing leadership in strategic requirements such as quality standards and safeguarding practices. Reporting to the Director, Disability and Mental Health Services for the Territory, you will supervise a team of House Managers across Darwin and Katherine.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving team where you can make great impact and influence on the programs and in the community whilst working for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations. You have the support and guidance from some of the best leaders in the sector and the autonomy to make your impact.

This is a twelve month parental leave contract that can be based from Darwin or Katherine.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead advocacy within the broader community on behalf of clients and their families to support inclusion and participation
  • Provide coaching, support, and advice on complex client needs, service delivery issues, and critical incident response
  • Provide local leadership in the implementation, monitoring, and review of safeguarding practices especially
  • Lead, manage and embed systems, processes, and procedures to ensure the provision of high quality and responsive services that meet client needs
  • Manage all aspects of programmatic budget responsibilities

Skills & Experience

  • Strong operational leadership within SIL disability services
  • Innovative and collaborative approach
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in field such as Health Services, Human Services, Social Work or related discipline
  • Strong leadership skills aligned with the Life Without Barriers values
  • Demonstrated ability to manage services and programs within a budget
  • Ability to influence and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including peers, employees, funding bodies and government agencies
  • Cultural competency to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Workers Screening Check.


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Be led by some of the best leaders in the sector
  • Influence programs and outcomes within the community

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Mikaella Latimore at

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Applications close at midnight on 23 January 2022.

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

Advertised: 13 Jan 2022 AUS Central Standard Time
Applications close: 23 Jan 2022 23:55 AUS Central Standard Time

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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