Operations manager/Principal officer out-of-home-care services

Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre

Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical CentreBiripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre provides a wide range of culturally-appropriate health and well-being services covering communities across the mid-northern NSW region. These include clinical, maternal health, aged care, community health and dental health services from clinics and facilities around Taree and statutory out-of-home-care through Biripi Aboriginal Children Services in Taree and Walanbaa Gaayili in Inverell. 

Closing date: 

11pm, 24 April 2019


Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


New South Wales

Job category: 

  • Senior management

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

An attractive remuneration package is offered including;

  • a salary up to $145,000 per annum,
  • superannuation,
  • a motor vehicle,
  • travel allowances, and
  • a generous relocation allowance.

 Salary sacrificing options are also available.

Job description/overview: 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the successful applicant will supervise BACS arrangements for delivering statutory out-of-home-care (OOHC).

The key objectives of the role include:

  • delivering high quality, culturally appropriate OOHC programs that meet the needs of children, carers and the community,
  • achieving and maintaining all appropriate Office Children’s Guardian (OCG) accreditation requirements,
  • identifying growth opportunities and managing the development, implementation and evaluation of all OOHC activities;
  • managing all funding contracts and agreements to ensure that all agreed OOHC requirements are delivered;
  • leading the BACS team to ensure all staff are meeting their full potential; and
  • participating in the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic plan.

Principal officers have legal requirements under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Regulation 2012. Principal officers must meet qualification and eligibility standards set by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).

Contact person and how to apply: 

Please provide a resume/CV and a covering letter addressing the following selection criteria:

  • Five years’ experience in the out-of-home-care and child protection sector with excellent understanding of OOHC standards, legislation and OCG requirements;
  • A commitment to working with Aboriginal communities, children and young people;
  • Experience working with peak bodies, funding agencies, service regulators, strategic partners and community;
  • Tertiary qualifications in community services or related field.

 For more information about the position contact Kelli Dragos on 0419 419 554 or email humanresources@biripi.org.au

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