Management (M) 9
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 9, you’ll be a manager or coordinator of staff delivering a range of multiple, complex service offerings using a human rights based approach. You could manage a function, lead a team or coordinate delivery of services in a large service provider. Alternatively, you may be a coordinator of a service provider at a single location.
With your experience, you’ll provide guidance and information to less experienced staff and may even supervise and coach team leaders and build effective team work. You’ll undertake the planning implementation and ongoing day-to-day operations, and/or develop and implement components of programs and projects based on your knowledge of several disability service areas.
You’ll also be skilled at developing and maintaining community networks.
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 qualification and/or equivalent experience requirements for particular roles in the Management job family.
To be considered for a M 9 role, you’ll generally need to be tertiary qualified and/or have equivalent experience. You will be a fully proficient professional and be expected to undertake regular professional development to maintain or further develop your knowledge and skill set.
M 9 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.