General Manager (Disabilities and Children)

  • Newly Created Role leading two teams
  • Permanent Fulltime position
  • Based in Pennant Hills

About us

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is a diverse and innovative social care provider delivering children’s services, education and care, disability services, a range of family support programs and therapeutic out of home care to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast.

The General Manager (Disabilities and Children) is a newly created role and we are looking for an energetic and people focussed leader to drive change through our Children’s Services program (Outside School Hours Care, Early Learning Centres and Family Day Care) and our Disabilities Futures Programs.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing Children’s Service and Disability programs that ensure quality services are provided to our clients.
  • Building and maintaining internal and external relationships
  • Ensuring quality systems that manage risks and maintain compliance
  • Developing business and strategic plans to grow and support our service programs
  • Leading direct reports through a Strength based solutions focused approach which supports and enables them to source and drive business growth opportunities and implement best and leading practice initiatives.
  • Ability to lead and manage multidiscipline teams

If you are looking for a challenge and a role that positively supports your community, we would love to talk to you.

About you

We are looking for applicants with extensive experience in leading and growing Children’s Services or Disabilities programs and have a desire to effect positive change and whose personal values align with our own: Respect, Hope, Commitment, Professionalism, Excellence and Social Justice.

Essential to this role is degree qualification in Early Childhood, Education or related field. You will also have:

  • Extensive operational experience in Children Services or Disabilities organisations
  • Extensive understanding of compliance requirements of Children’s Services and capacity to apply understanding to other fee for service programs
  • Experience in managing complex multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated experience in service design and improvement, policy and procedure development, leading best and leading practice initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in project management

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Working with CatholicCare

CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote the life/work balance and development of our employees through:

  • Assistance with the development and review of plans to support your well-being;
  • Access to inhouse and external training and learning opportunities;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support;
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.

Holding a current Working with Children Check and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

To apply

Please email us at and include a current résumé together with a cover letter outlining why you would be a great addition to the CatholicCare team.

Closing Date: 30 September 2018

Please note that applications will be assessed as they are received.

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct.  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.