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Disability & Social Services

Our Practice

With the government’s divestment from operational services in 2016, the Australian Disability sector has experienced a relentless pace of change across; organisational design, operating systems, and ownership structure.

An ageing population and increased public awareness of Disability services now finds 4.3 million Australian’s living with a Disability. In a sector experiencing a 10-year annualised growth rate nearing 40%, the Australian Disability and Social Services sector is the nation’s fastest growing Health economy.

In a market consisting of over 17,000 registered providers, the Australian Disability marketplace is also the nations most fragmented human services industry. In a sector where scale has been largely underpinned via merge and acquisition strategies, the recent influx of capital from privately funded providers attempting to innovate across Core, Capacity Building and Capital Services has further added to the sectors evolution.

As organisations grapple with the pressure of margin compression, regulatory change, staff engagement, industrial relations and growing workforce capacity, organisations of the future are achieving operational efficiencies via strategic alliances, technology integration and employee retention strategies.

At Orchard, we assist organisations circumvent many of these commercial complexities, through the appointment of high-calibre corporate, clinical and operational talent.

Our areas of functional expertise include; Accommodation (Supported Independent Living); In-Home Community Services; Day Programs; Core Supports; Allied Health - Therapy Services; Support Coordination; Employment Services; Early intervention.


Our Services

  • Executive Search: CEO and leadership appointments, including CFO, Head of Operations, Head of Human Resources, General Manager and Portfolio Manager.
  • Professional Appointments: Clinical, corporate and operational managerial roles including Accomodation Manager, House Manager and Service Coordinator. 
  • Project Placements: volume-based recruitment solutions across one or multiple job families, including frontline services.

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