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Disability House Manager - Frenchs Forest

Advertiser: Fighting Chance AustraliaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Nov 2020
Sydney, North Shore & Northern Beaches
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support


Fighting Chance believes that people with disability should have unrestricted access to homes, not just houses. Homes where housemates and families choose who supports them, how they want support and when they want support. Homes that are welcoming and don’t feel like workplaces or institutions. Homes where residents are supported to live full and enriching lives on their terms.

Fighting Chance’s new accommodation enterprise puts people with disability and their families at the forefront of choice about how accommodation services are delivered. Set to expand rapidly over the next few years, our innovative model of supported independent living focuses on a person-centred, family governance model. At the core of this is the Family Governance Committee who collaborate with their team to ensure that true choice and control are prioritised for all housemates.


The House Manager will need to hit the ground running, as they will play a critical role in opening our newest house in Frenchs Forest. The House Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing every aspect of the House, and ensuring a happy, safe and fulfilling home life for the housemates.


  • Overseeing the effective operation of the House
  • Providing direct support in all aspects (personal care, mealtime assistance, behavioural management) for our housemates when required.
  • Staff recruitment, on boarding, ongoing engagement and leadership
  • Weekly staff rosters
  • Strategic planning and budgeting
  • Developing and maintaining excellent housemate and family/support network relationships as well as with other key stakeholders
  • Adherence to legislation and organisational policies and procedures to ensure appropriate health, safety and well being in the workplace


  • A relevant qualification and/or 4+ years’ experience in a house management role or other relevant areas of the disability or community sectors
  • Outstanding organisational skills and ability to work in a highly dynamic environment with competing priorities
  • Rostering and scheduling experience
  • Intermediate level Excel/Microsoft/G-Suite
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and experience liaising with key stakeholders including families
  • A passion for social enterprise and a commitment to shifting the dial for people with disability!


  • Support, mentoring, career guidance and coaching to enable your career development with progression opportunities into other leadership role
  • A competitive package based on relevant qualifications/experience + super + salary packaging options available
  • Every opportunity to contribute your ideas for improving quality and service delivery, and to get involved in decision-making


  • Possess the right to work in Australia
  • Possess or willing to obtain a current satisfactory National Police Clearance Certificate and Working With Children Check
  • Possess or willing to obtain Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Possess a current unrestricted NSW driver's license
  • Willingness to be on call


Please apply via SEEK including your current resume and cover letter that addresses your suitability to the role

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?

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