Manager Program Advancement and Implementation Mockingbird Familyô

Life Without Barriers

NSW: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, NSW: Sydney, QLD: Brisbane
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  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Mockingbird Family¬ô
  • Competitive remuneration package including NFP salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible arrangements, combination of working from a COVID safe office and home

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We are passionate about partnering with people to change lives for the better and delivering great service.

We are flexible as to the location for this position and are committed to our employees having access to a COVD safe office environment while enabling flexible work options.

About the Role

Mockingbird Family¬ô is an innovative way to structure the support and supervision provided to foster and kinship carers to create caring homes, inclusive of family, culture and community. Life Without Barriers partners with The Mockingbird Society to both implement and license the model to interested agencies in Australia.

In this position, you will lead the external development and expansion of Mockingbird Family¬ô.

You will lead fidelity and evaluation activities and work closely with teams to support Mockingbird Family¬ô implementation within LWB, while establishing and maintaining external relationships and network across the sector to help expand the implementation in other organisations.

You will manage the relationship with The Mockingbird Society and leverage business information, client and staff data, evaluations and other approaches to inform program improvements that lead to better outcomes for children and young people and carers.

As a member of the Strategy & Engagement team, the role will participate in and lead cross-team dynamic problem solving activities, support CARE and MST initiatives, model the identified business partner method of engagement and contribute to the stewardship of all elements of the Strategy & Engagement team.

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Mockingbird Family¬ô
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Human Services or Social Sciences (or equivalent)
  • Significant experience in implementing programs for children, youth and family service delivery including:
  • Deep knowledge base in theoretical and empirical underpinnings children, youth and family service delivery
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence informed programming, implementation and quality assurance and improvement principles and practice
  • Evidence of success in managing the delivery of evidence-informed programs.
  • Experience in developing and implementing policies and procedures to guide practice in a large geographically diverse national organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a strong network of a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver high quality outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • Experience in project and program management, design and evaluation

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Ability to have positive impacts on children in foster and kinship care
  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits¬† ¬†

How to Apply

Simply click ¬ĎApply¬í and follow the prompts or contact David Meere on 0418439728 for a confidential conversation.

For any enquiries including persons with disability as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that require adjustments or support through the application or recruitment process, contact with the subject heading outlining the job title and location.

We work with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds with varied life experiences, physical abilities and interests and we seek to employ people who reflect the great diversity of our clients. We know that your difference can be what makes the difference and we strive for an inclusive culture where you can be your whole self every day at work.

To be the best we can be, we actively seek people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI community and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to join us to partner with people to change lives for the better.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here

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