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Community Leader

Mt Tabor Trust Inc.

Three-year contract, with extension possible. Remuneration negotiable.

L’Arche Mt Tabor, located in Helensville and Auckland, New Zealand is a faith based (open to all faiths) community of people, with and without intellectual disabilities who share their lives through creating friendships with each other and the wider community. L’Arche Mt Tabor is also an incorporated association, operating with support from an International Envoy from L’Arche International as a member of the International Federation of L’Arche communities.

The Board of L’Arche Mt Tabor is seeking a person with a vocation to serve the L’Arche Community as a Community Leader. As Community Leader in a faith based organisation, you will lead your fellow community members, in line with the core values of L’Arche and in consultation with and support from the National Leader, L’Arche Australia, the association’s community consultative forum, the Community Council. In addition, you will lead the association, under the broad direction of the Board, in providing programs and services, such as supported accommodation, to our core members with intellectual disabilities, their families and other community members.

We are looking for a highly motivated person who will be committed to the L’Arche Identity & Mission, its core values, and can draw on significant previous experience in community-based organisations. Your well-developed leadership and management skills, together with extensive experience in and knowledge of the disability services sector, will enable you to guide the organisation through and support it to find new and creative ways of doing business. These skills will also enable you to provide strong support to the Board in ensuring that L’Arche Mt Tabor remains a financially secure and well-managed organisation, committed to its staff and community members. Your personal integrity and record of working with vulnerable people meet the highest standards.

The successful candidate will be expected to “live the role” and will be selected through L’Arche’s process of discernment, [led by L’Arche International Envoy Dr David Treanor]. In the first instance, please contact Dr Treanor on +61 3 4 59 383 857 or by email leader@larche.org.au for a confidential discussion about this role and to obtain a full position description, including selection criteria. Should you decide to apply, please submit your application, addressing the selection criteria and providing details of your qualifications and experience, by February 9, 2018 to leader@larche.org.au

Community Co-ordinator Position Description

Friends of L’Arche, Perth (FOLP) is a faith based community of people, with and without intellectual disabilities, seeking to build a world that recognises the unique value of every person and our need for each other.

Job Description

  • Source grant opportunities and pursue links/ funding options with community, business, political and government
  • Develop relationships with Core Members and assist them to connect with the wider community.
  • Create a greater awareness of L’Arche within a wide range of groups and organisations and the general community.
  • Promote FOLP to expand the current community through interaction, events, fundraising activities and publication
  • Maintain and monitor FOLP social media sites, and update the website as and when required.
  • Attend FOLP Community gatherings and events and maintain regular contact with the FOLP Community.
  • Report monthly to FOLP Board, attend meetings as required and maintain open communication and collaboration with the Board.

Essential Criteria

  • Prior knowledge of L’Arche is preferred, however, a willingness to learn about L’Arche is necessary and will be expected.
  • Awareness/interest and a genuine willingness to develop the experience of living as part of a L’Arche Communit
  • An understanding of the Disability services in WA, NDIS, it’s opportunities and challenges
  • Provenexperience relating to people with intellectual disabilitie
  • Proven ability and creative approach to presentation and identification, establishment and fostering of networ
  • Sound interpersonal skills and team member approach.
  • Skillsto develop, plan, manage and implement projects and events.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Confidence to build relationships and to engage proactively and positively with people at all levels.

This role is part-time. Salary and other conditions are subject to further discussion. For further details about our Perth Community see  www.folperth.org

Expressions of interest to Vera Waldby, Chair – Friends of L’Arche, Perth Inc.

email:  chair@folperth.org       Mobile: 0407 383 085