Operations Manager

Salary: $102,339 - $111,628 per annum (with generous NFP salary packaging options available)

Contract: Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week)

Job Type: Out of Home Care

Employer: Wanslea Ltd

Location: Cloverdale and Mandurah

Operations Manager


Do you wish that you could put your knowledge and passion into an organisation that makes a positive difference to people’s lives?

Are you looking for a challenging yet highly rewarding work environment?

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and motivated Operations Manager to join our team.


Who We Are

Wanslea was founded over 70 years ago and provides services and support to children and adults from a range of cultural backgrounds

Wanslea is an inclusive employer

We are a values based organisation, living and breathing our values of respect, integrity and collaboration. If you share these values read on …


What’s in it for you?


  • Opportunity to work with amazing people

  • Rewarding team culture with flexible working conditions

  • Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week) Leadership in Mandurah and Cloverdale

  • Unique opportunity to work in an organisation which is passionate about diversity and inclusion

  • Ongoing professional development and in-house training

  • Generous salary packaging opportunities

  • Extra paid break between Christmas and New Year

  • Many additional employee benefits including but not limited to; discounted childcare rates at our amazing early learning and development centres, ability to purchase additional leave, income replacement insurance and access to our Employee Assistance Program


    About you


    You will have excellent communication skills and understand the importance of building positive professional working relationships.  You will be a positive self-starter, solution focused and apply a systems based approach to your work.  You are a natural leader and have the ability to build rapport quickly. You will be a resilient team member who has the capacity to work independently and as part of a team. You enjoy providing support and guidance and get great satisfaction out of knowing you are making a positive contribution to the success of Wanslea.


    The Role


  • This role is responsible for the day to day operations and contract management for Foster Care and Leaving Care

  • You will ensure the delivery of professional casework services to children, young people and families

  • Quality assurance of case notes, reports and data collection as required by the contract

  • Demonstrate leadership  in the implementation of the Out of Home care Practice Framework through the provision of specialist advice and supervision to members of the team

  • Maintain appropriate case load and work load ratios across the teams

  • Provide leadership in induction, orientation and mentoring of the new staff

  • Develop and manage an On Call roster system and participate in the on-call back up system


You will bring with you all the essential criteria ….


  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent

  • Extensive experience in working with Child Protection, foster families, children and young people who have experienced trauma

  • High level of knowledge and understanding of child development and family functioning

  • Experience in developing and monitoring budgets

  • Accurate and high level report writing skills

  • Ability to work as a member of and lead a successful multi-disciplinary team

  • Satisfactory current National Police Clearance

  • Current valid Driver’s Licence

  • Everything else listed under the essential selection criteria in the job description


    If you want to make a real difference in a child’s life … Apply Now


Wanslea is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people living with disability 


Send us your resume and a short cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of the selection criteria


Job Description - Operations Manager


Applications close Wednesday 1 July 2020 However, Wanslea reserves the right to close the advertisement prior to this date so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible


Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately

 For this role you must apply online through Seek as emailed applications cannot be accepted


In response to Covid-19 restrictions and to maintain social distancing Wanslea will be taking all necessary steps to protect candidate’s and employee’s health. These steps may include phone or online interviews. If you have any questions about current recruitment processes please speak to Human Resources if you are contacted for an interview.




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