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Operations Manager – Position Description

Lighthouse Foundation is currently seeking to employ a full time Operations Manager of our Care Services Team.

  • Initial 12 month contract with the view to permanency
  • Generous remuneration package including Salary Packaging
  • Not-for-Profit sector

About this role:

Lighthouse Foundation offers an integrated model of therapeutic care for young people who are either homeless or in out-of-home care and come predominantly from a background of long term neglect and abuse. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to manage the operations of our Care Services department. Care Services run the Lighthouse homes, Psychological Services and Outreach program. The Operations Manager oversees the Lighthouse homes and Outreach program while supporting the whole department in relation to HR, budget oversight, policy and procedures, quality and legislative/statutory compliance.

The Operations Manager is someone who can lead sound operational practices within a therapeutic environment. You will have management experience with a sound ability managing staff in an inclusive and professional relation-based approach. It is expected that you will have a good understanding of the issues facing young people in out-of-home care and/or those who have experienced homelessness. Experience working within statutory frameworks is preferred.

We offer a dynamic, rewarding and inclusive culture where young people are around everyday. Our team is well supported with clinical and operational supervision and ongoing professional development. Salary packaging is available.

To apply:

Email your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the Position Description and nominating three professional referees, using the subject line “Operations Manager Application”. Applications close Wednesday 1st March COB. First Interviews will be held 7th – 17th March with a view to starting in the position on 1st June 2017. For further information contact office@lighthousefoundation.org.au.


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