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Workforce Development Lead - Regional Based

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Aged and Disability Support

Workforce Development Lead - Regional Based

We're seeking an enthusiastic Workforce Development Lead to join our dedicated Disability Operations Team. This role focuses on the development and implementation of learning and development plans within the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) Disability Services Division. 

  • Location: Regional based, with a presence at all local BSL NDIS offices within each Local Government Area (LGA).
  • Salary: A competitive remuneration package ranging from $105,621.82 - $110,284.40 per annum + 11% superannuation and $13,000 vehicle allowance!
  • Type of Employment: Permanent, full-time (38-40 hours per week).

This isn't just a job, it's a mission to create lasting change.


  • Meaningful Work: Be part of a team dedicated to and valued for making a positive difference in the lives of children, families and individuals with delays and disabilities.
  • Flexibility: Enjoy the flexibility of a full-time, permanent position with attractive benefits, including salary packaging, annual leave, rostered days off and the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Cultural Values: A work environment that respects and actively supports diversity through provisions such as ten (10) paid days Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Leave.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Access to additional leave entitlements such as Reproductive Leave, Gender Affirmation Leave, Cultural Leave and Family and Domestic Violence Leave.
  • Benefits: Including 17.5% leave loading on annual leave, the option to claim up to $18,500 per year via salary packaging, discounted health insurance, discounted child care and optional free flu shots each year.


At the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL), we see possibilities.

We believe in unlocking potential and not being defined by limitations. We champion choice, community, and individual strengths, helping individuals thrive, not just survive.

Join a passionate, mission-driven team dedicated to lasting change. We work to create a more compassionate and inclusive society where everyone, regardless of ability, can fully participate.

Collaboration is key. We value and work closely with families, friends, and carers, recognising their crucial role in creating a supportive community. Because support matters.

With over 90 years of working alongside policymakers and the community, our legacy of advocating for poverty prevention and systemic change speaks volumes.

Ready to make a difference? Use your skills to empower individuals and build a more just society with BSL.


As a Workforce Development Lead, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of learning and development plans for the NDIS workforce linked to BSL and NDIA service requirements, Disability Service standards, strategic and operational priorities, and NDIS review outcomes.

This is a regional based role, working alongside Area and Senior Managers, responsible for supporting all the sites in that region.

There is an expectation that these roles are present at all local sites on a rotating basis. 

Northern Region

Supporting sites located within the North East Melbourne Area (NEMA) and Hume Merri-bek Area (HMA)

Southern Region

Supporting sites located within the Bayside Peninsula Area (BPA)

Western Region

Supporting sites located within the Brimbank Melton Area (BMA) and Western Melbourne Area (WMA)


We are seeking applicants who have: 

  • Experience and/or knowledge in developing and delivering accessible content meeting web content accessible guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively in a team environment and effectively network with a range of stakeholders including with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to work with the ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Local Area Coordination, and Early Childhood Early Intervention best practice principles 
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritise workload, coach, and guide staff 
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications education, coaching, workforce development or training. (Certificate IV level or above)
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard application software such as the Microsoft Office suite and Learning Management System

Apply to join us and help lead this exciting new phase of Disability Services.


When completing your application, please upload each document as a separate attachment.

Your application must include:

  • A tailored cover letter
  • A current resume showcasing qualifications, demonstrated skills and experiences aligned to the Position Description (PD)
  • A response to the four (4) statements below (approximately up to 300 words each)
  1. Alignment with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, particularly regarding diversity, and inclusion.
  2. Dynamic, effective, team member who communicates and inspires individuals and teams learning to achieve in a fast-paced and changing environment. 
  3. Highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to liaise and build collaborative, positive working relationships with colleagues, managers and staff.
  4. Proficiency in concise and accurate report writing, and record keeping demonstrating planning and evaluating learning outcomes.


For confidential conversations or enquiries, please contact Helene Dore - Workforce Advisor, Disability Services.


Sunday 19th May, 2024 at 11:55 pm. 


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics. Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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