Area Lead - Hume and North East Melbourne

Everyday Independence

Based in Keilor or South Morang - Flexibility around your work hours to achieve a work life balance that suits your individual needs.

  • 8 Week comprehensive induction period
  • Professional Development and Growth Opportunities
  • Person centred therapy approach - Love what you do
Your New Company:
Everyday Independence started over 20 years ago in Bendigo, regional Victoria.  We have a strong commitment to the communities that we support and with leadership from the 2020 Telstra Business Woman of the year, Leanne Healey, it’s no wonder our success means that we are growing!
We provide quality, person centred therapy services to support people with a disability to live to their full potential and enjoy an everyday life while delivering community based Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Positive Behaviour Supports and Early Childhood Intervention Supports to build on what is working in a person’s life and create changes to areas that are not.
A well-established organisation, we now have more than 24 teams providing in person and online support to people across Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Your New Role:   Area Lead – (Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist or Physiotherapist preferred but not essential)
Employment Term: Full Time – Ongoing
Salary:  $100,000 - $110,000 plus super
Location: Hume & North Eastern Area. You can be based within either our Keilor or South Morang Hubs

This role is a People Leadership and service development role.  It is all about leading and enabling our teams to be the best they can be and to grow our service due to the increasingly high demand for our services.   Reporting to the Regional Lead, and working collaboratively with 4 Team Leaders (with a growth target of 6 by July) you will have operational experience, extensive people management skills along with business development knowledge and the ability to grow and develop an area while creating a culture of high performance.
Working in the Area Lead role, you will have:
  • Highly developed people leadership skills:  The ability to see the big picture, to inspire and to bring others on a journey. You will be a skilled coach and work in a model that empowers and enables your team to be solution focused, outcome driven and invested in making a difference in people’s lives.
  • Stewardship: You are a values based leader and will be accountable for the success of your team. Mission driven / customer focused - You have always had the end user at the heart of what you do.
  • Passion: you have a deep interest the rights for people with a disability to have access to high quality, evidence based, person centered supports. 
  • Commercial acumen: you understand business drivers and will work with the regional lead to develop and grow our teams and our service.
  • Be a Team Player - you have a sincere and respectful attitude toward colleagues and their views.  You will challenge and offer your time generously to develop others.
  • Experience: You will have demonstrated experience in leading people and growing teams.  Experience in disability (lived or work) is desirable.  Health and/or community services experience will also be considered.
  • Outcomes focused:  you will work with the broader leadership and use metrics to report on outcomes. 
  What is in in for you?
  • Career opportunity with Australia’s largest disability therapy organisation.
  • Flexible working hours to ensure work life balance
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Vehicle options include fortnightly vehicle allowance or make a fortnightly contribution and access a fully maintained company vehicle with full personal and private use.
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • 8 week comprehensive induction program
  • Leadership training programme
  • Technology provided to help you succeed in your role - Laptop and phone provided
  • Work for a company that cares - We are proud winners of the Team Culture Award at the Australian Allied Health Awards for 2019.
  • An opportunity for a small caseload if this is important to you
  • Internal career advancement - access to Industry leading coaching, mentoring and career development pathways.
  • Make a difference in people’s lives, everyday
  • Work satisfaction – Love what you do and why you do it
  What do you need to be successful?  
  • AHPRA/SPA Registration or Bachelors degree in relevant field or significant work experience
  • You will have a growth mindset and leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in disability, health or community services (work or lived experience)
  • A can do attitude, entrepreneurial spirit and growth mindset
  • High Performance habits and time management skills
  • Valid drivers licence
  • 2 Professional References
  • WWCC
What to do now:
We invite you to find out more about Everyday Independence on our website – Lets chat! or you can speak directly to our People and Culture Team on 1300 179 131 or email us at

Everyday Independence is proudly part of The Circle Back Initiative and we are committed to responding to every candidate throughout the Recruitment Process.

Everyday Independence embraces and values inclusion. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. If you have any support or access needs, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We are committed to providing flexible ways of working for every role. Talk to us about how this job could be flexible for you.  
Everyday Independence is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with disabilities. We require all candidates to undergo screening prior to employment including but not limited to; holding or obtaining an NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Working with Children Check / equivalent in accordance with State laws.