About our Client:
Fruition is proud to be partnering with an innovative and passionate community services provider, who provides a wide range of support options for children and young people with disabilities. Geelong based, and with an emphasis on increasing skill development and social connections, they now support over 240 families. Their dedicated team share a genuine passion to provide ground-breaking opportunities to their participants (and their participants’ families) in new and creative ways, and in changing the face of traditional disability support. They work tirelessly to develop new programs, trial new ideas, and pioneer the next generation of disability support providers and a unique and exciting opportunity has now become available for someone to lead the business moving forward as the new Service Manager.

About the Opportunity:
Ensuring the business delivers an exceptional service to all clients and participants, the Service Manager is responsible for the effective operations of the business, including people management, program development and financial profitability. In collaboration with the Company Director, you’ll also drive the development of the business’s service offering for participants across a wide range of activities, programs and environments. Monitoring and developing staff skills to ensure participants meet their expected outcomes, you’ll also be responsible for obtaining feedback from clients and staff, particularly on their views of the current service delivery and increasing opportunities and will prepare reports and recommendations regarding the progress of the service. Responsible for the fiscal management of the business, ensuring budgeting requirements are met, you’ll make decisions and work collaboratively with stakeholders to operate the service profitably and also process the payroll function. Accountable for staff management, mentoring and developing staff skills in the delivery of a person-centered approach, you’ll ensure compliance with the quality management framework, including all policies, procedures and appropriate legislation. This position has face-to-face time with clients, families, employees and participants as well as strategic requirements and you’ll be responsible for resolving and responding to organisational and client needs both strategically and immediately as they occur, while building rapport with clients and families through excellent customer service.

About You:
With a commitment to continuous improvement principles, research, education and adherence to the set quality standards, you will have strong experience in the development and delivery of programs for people with disabilities. With demonstrated management and leadership skills, including staff supervision and performance management, you’ll also have skills in mediation and negotiation in addition to collaboration and consultation. With a sound knowledge and understanding of the policy, procedures and standards pertaining to the provision of disability services, you can think innovatively, affect change and shape a positive workplace culture. Personable, positive and passionate about making a difference, you’ll have experience in motivating, developing and guiding direct reports, supporting working relationships and creating flexible, responsive environments. Prior experience working with financial, budgetary or payroll duties is desired and tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, disability or a related field is preferred.

About the Perks:
This is a rare opportunity to join a passionate and progressive community services provider, that is truly service focused and both values and encourages its employees to speak up and contribute to organisational development. On offer is competitive remuneration, vehicle (or vehicle allowance), workplace flexibility, ongoing learning and development and a genuine opportunity to not only make a real difference in the lives of young people, but also to join a new generation of disability support professionals who are pushing the envelope in delivering quality community care.

About Applying:
If you embody the difference this forward thinking organisation is making, you are encouraged to click the links below to apply. Please note, due to specific requirements of the role, you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered. To obtain a copy of the full Position Description (PD) and for all inquiries, please contact Lauren Hogan of Fruition Recruitment directly on 0439 351 629. Please note, all applications must address the KSC of the PD.

About Us:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based boutique recruitment firm that specialises in regional recruitment and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

Please note, hand delivered CVs or office drop ins will not be accepted (candidate meetings are by appointment only) and due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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