Imaginative Human Services

http://www.imaginative.care/

Role: General Board Member Type: Not-for-Profit & Community Organisations Location: Queensland, Brisbane City Council
Community development
Annual Budget: Not Supplied
Number of Paid Staff: 11 - 20
Number of Volunteers: 5 or fewer
Current Board Size: 3 or fewer
Board Meetings (frequency): monthly
Board Meetings Held: During Day

Area of Expertise Being Sought:
Disability Services, Disability Services

Board Meetings (Mode):
Online/Dial-in

Targeting:
People with Disabilities, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Payment:
Nil - honorary role

Any further information about this vacancy:

Be part of our growing team!

Imaginative Human Services is a young, dynamic, and creative disability service, providing a range of support services to people with disabilities, their families, and individuals in need. We accomplish this by combining interpersonal, therapeutic support with newly developed, innovative technology that enables us to provide a more responsive, transparent, and accountable model of care. 

We value a “thinking outside the box” culture where everyone at Imaginative – participants, families, stakeholders, and employees, are encouraged to put forward and try new ideas that could benefit and improve the support and care we provide to people with disabilities and their families.

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Why IHS?

We provide support and services in accordance with NDIS Practice Standards.

 

Tailored support

IHS aims to consider the participants at the centre of our services and supports.

 

Respect your values and beliefs

At IHS, we uphold the participant’s right to practice their culture, values, and beliefs while assist them with accessing supports.

 

Ensures Privacy and Dignity

At IHS, we will ensure each participant will receive quality services and supports that respect and protect their dignity and right to privacy by complying with the ‘NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework’ requirements and other legal obligations.

 

Be empowered

At IHS, the participant’s autonomy to make individual choices and right to expression is respected.

 

You are safe

IHS places high regard to safeguarding participants and has established a process to actively prevent violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation, and discrimination.

 

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BACKGROUND

Imaginative Human Services, specialises in a range of support services for NDIS participants, including home and living support services, assistive technology, and therapeutic or behaviour support. We accommodate NDIS participants with complex and extreme needs that often requires specialised housing solutions and person-centred care to meet the support they need.

Company Structures

 

IHS is a registered company under the Corporations Act 2001 in Queensland. The company is limited by guarantee and a public company.

 

IHS is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and to the Australian Business Register with endorsement as Deductible Gift Recipient and for Charity Tax Concessions.

 

IHS is in the process of applying for the Registered Provider status incorporating stringent policy and procedural recommendations as per the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality indicators. Currently, the board member roles oversee the governance of these activities and are supported by the Quality Assurance team together with our Care managers.

 

Entity Size

 

IHS has 15 staffs employed consist of 2 Managers and 13 Direct Carers. As a result of being a new Disability support organisation, Imaginative Human Services (IHS) does not currently have a General Manager position in place but it is expected with operational growth this will evolve.

 

Budget and Forecast

 

Imaginative Human Services (IHS) generates funds from donations as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) entity. In addition, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women funds the organisation for the support of our clients. It is envisioned that IHS T/as Imaginative Care will incorporate a wide variety of services for clients utilising best practices in innovative technology and a broad understanding of the requirements of the NDIS.

Our commitment

IHS is committed to the safety and well-being of the participants and will always treat them with respect and understanding. The organisation provides a therapeutic, supportive, and safe environment where learning and skills development are encouraged and facilitated. Our organisation and employees will conduct our business in accordance with organisational vision and values, posted in every office and every house.

  • Imaginative Human Services (IHS) generates funds from donations as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) entity. In addition, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds the organisation for the support of our clients.
  • IHS is in the process of applying for Registered Provider status incorporating stringent policy and procedural recommendations as per the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality indicators. Currently, the board member roles oversee the governance of these activities, and are supported by the Quality Assurance team together with our Care managers.
  • As a result of being a new Disability support organisation, Imaginative Human Services (IHS) does not currently have a General Manager position in place but it is expected with operational growth this will evolve.
  • It is envisioned that IHS T/as Imaginative Care will incorporate a wide variety of services for clients utilising best practices in innovative technology and a broad understanding of the requirements of the NDIS.

Vision, Mission and Values of Imaginative Care

Imaginative Care is a new and aspiring disability support service which exists to provide residential, therapeutic and rehabilitation services to people with a disability, including children, and to provide support and service to families of children with a disability.

It is envisioned that prospective new board members will have the opportunity to be involved in the development of:

  • a vision statement;
  • a mission statement; and
  • core values of the organsiation.

DUTIES AND STANDARDS

Imaginative Human Services seeks to appoint an independent non-executive director. This role is vacant due to recent growth. The role of non-executive director requires attending approximately 12 board meetings and serving on at least one board committee per year. At this point, no interstate travel is anticipated. The role may require attendance in monthly conference calls for management or financial reporting and general compliance issues.


REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 1-year experience working in executive management within a similar environment.
  • Tertiary or higher qualification in Management, Leadership, Business Administration or related industry.
  • Broad knowledge of the NDIS and the disability care sector is preferred, but worthy applicants should be willing to learn
  • Undertake the professional director training course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
  • Undertaking a Board induction of the organisation as well as completing professional training specific to the role of a Director.

SKILLS

  • Knowledge of a director’s responsibilities – includes an understanding of the role as well as the legal, ethical, fiduciary and financial responsibilities; 
  • Strategic expertise – the ability to review the strategy through constructive questioning and suggestion and contribute to the effective decision making of the board; 
  • Accounting and finance – the ability to read and comprehend the company’s accounts, financial material presented to the board, financial reporting requirements and some understanding of corporate finance; 
  • Legal – the board’s responsibility involves overseeing compliance with numerous laws as well as understanding the individual director’s legal duties and responsibilities; 
  • Risk Management – experience in managing areas of major risk management to the organisation; 
  • Managing people and achieving change – experience in current management thinking on employment, branding, engagement, strategic vision and stakeholder communication; experience in executive remuneration and compensation; 
  • Industry knowledge – experience in similar organisations or industry.

    **Other Skills as needed based on the skills matrix review

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Integrity – fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests; 
  • Collaborative yet curious and courageous – a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussions with management and fellow board members where required; 
  • Emotional intelligence – as well as self-awareness and self-management, a director needs to demonstrate empathy manifested through strong interpersonal skills. A director must work well in a group, listen well, be tactful yet able to communicate in a cogent and candid viewpoint; 
  • Commercial judgement and instinct – a director needs to demonstrate good business instinct and acumen, and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information; 
  • Active contribution - a director needs to be an active contributor with genuine interest in the company and its business.

**Other Attributes as needed based on the skills matrix review and board’s preferred style

SALARY AND CONDITIONS

  • This is an unpaid role

**Other benefits as per the organisation

 

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