Management (M) 8
People in management roles in the disability sector develop and deliver flexible and responsive services and supports. You will manage the workforce and resources that support people with disability to achieve their goals and aspirations, and to live in their community as they choose. There is a diverse range of roles within the Management job family such as:
- Program Managers
- Area Managers
- Program Coordinators
- Regional Managers
- Assistant Managers
- General Managers
- Operational Managers
As an M 8, you’ll be a coordinator or team leader with the knowledge and skills to manage the delivery of a variety of multiple and/or complex individual services using human rights based approach. Alternatively you could be the coordinator of a service provider operating in a single location.
A key part of your role will be undertaking the delivery of services, supports and programs under general professional direction, assisting with business and local planning and developing components of projects and programs. You may also be monitoring and coaching staff to achieve required outcomes and performance indicators.
Qualifications and experience
Even if you don’t have formal qualifications or training in disability, you’ll certainly have other skills, knowledge, capabilities, and transferable qualifications and experience that will support you to have a successful and enjoyable career in the disability sector.
Each employer will specify requirements for particular roles in the Management job family. However to be considered for a M 8 role, you’ll generally need to be tertiary qualified and/or have equivalent experience.
You’ll demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and capabilities obtained through your experience. As there is always more to learn, you’ll also be expected to undertake regular professional development to increase your knowledge and skill set.
M 8 roles are challenging and rewarding. Through your contribution and leadership, you’re ensuring that your organisation and its employees are making a difference to the lives of people with disability.