Thursday, June 13, 2024

Manager – Kelson, Wellington

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Are you a self-motivated and creative individual with excellent interpersonal skills? Do you have great leadership skills that you would like to use and develop further in a small innovative and well respected organization? Do you value working in a role where you can make a positive and significant difference to the lives of others? If so, we have a new management position for you!

We are a small-scale, not-for-profit, family-driven initiative on a beautiful five-acre lifestyle property in Lower Hutt. We provide a residential home and long-term supported care for three men with intellectual disabilities. The men are much loved family members and are surrounded by a supportive community with a strong ethos of enablement, collaboration, personal growth and sustainability. In the role of Manager you will be leading a small team to support the men to lead healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling lives in their home and in the wider community.

We have relationships with other individuals and organizations which support people with disabilities and the Manager’s role also includes liaison with them about sharing our facilities for their workshops, courses and activities such as art, music, drama, dance and gardening.

Role Description

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Staffing: recruiting, rostering, training, coaching and performance managing a small team of staff and volunteers; organizing regular team meetings and providing ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Communications, community and relationship building: with the residents, staff, trustees, families, and the wider community
  • Support and enablement: Developing and implementing strategies that support and enable the men to lead healthy and meaningful lives
  • Household: Overseeing the management of the home through the development and implementation of household routines and protocols to maintain a safe, clean, healthy and beautiful home
  • Land management: Coordinating the maintenance of the gardens, land, and animals and contributing to the vision for future development of the property
  • Support work: The Manager will be doing some hours each week of active hands on support of the men

Hours of Work

  • Part time/full time
  • The management position is part time but depending on how many support hours the Manager takes on, there is the possibility for full time work at the Trust.
  • It is expected that the management role will take on average 10 hours a week for ongoing operations, but that additional time will be required throughout the year for organizing special events and projects or at times when new staff are being recruited and trained.
  • $30 per hour for management hours and $27 per hour for support hours

Note: Because this is a new position, the Manager and trustees will undertake ongoing review of the duties of the Manager role and the hours allocated to it, with the possibility of changes in the future. The person appointed to the Manager position will therefore need to be flexible and willing to work collaboratively with the trustees to refine the details of the role.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be part of an inclusive community with a focus on empowerment and sustainability
  • A flexible working arrangement around hours and days
  • The opportunity to live-in, if interested
  • A role with a high level of autonomy and self-direction.
  • An opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills in a supportive environment.
  • The ability to grow the scope of the organisation and make a meaningful positive difference to the supported residents and the wider community.

Who are we looking for

This role will require you to have self-direction, excellent interpersonal and management/organisational skills and the ability to significantly contribute to the visioning and shaping of the future development of the Trust.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Leadership skills: The ability to lead, train, manage and inspire a small team of support workers
  • Empathy, insight and effective and respectful communication skills to build relationships with the men we support
  • Creativity and the ability to “imagine better”, to be innovative and to see opportunities rather than obstacles, and to have the skills to bring good ideas to successful fruition
  • Ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships with families, other organizations and community members
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Fluent and coherent writing skills, with the ability to write emails, reports, policies and plans
  • Ability to learn from mistakes and less than desirable outcomes
  • Values and ethos in alignment with our culture, principles and objectives (Objectives of our Trust Key Principles document can be found on our website).
  • A full driver’s license
  • Basic gardening and land care knowledge or a willingness to learn

Qualifications and Experience

A relevant tertiary qualification, management experience and support work experience are all desirable but applicants who have gained relevant skills and experience through other pathways are also invited to apply. This job is more suited to graduate or mature students.

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