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Lifestyle Support Manager


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Care & Support Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Darwin

Job posted on: 16 August, 2019.
Applications close: 22 August, 2019.

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply. 

About the role

The Lifestyle Supports Manager (LSM) - Disability is accountable for ensuring that customers receive lifestyle supports that reflect their Service Agreements.  The LSM- Disability does this by engaging with clients, families, guardians and other key stakeholders so as to facilitate a cohesive, quality and inclusive range of supports that reflect the clients individual needs and goals.

The LSM takes a leadership role in organising, supervising and coaching support workers around a client or group of clients. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work within relevant legislation, LWB policy and procedures and the National Disability Service Standards.
  • An excellent understanding of the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and relevant legislation
  • Ensure that Lifestyle Supports services are delivered which reflects the customer’s Service Agreement with LWB
  • Provide guidance, supervision and support to direct support staff
  • Model appropriate conflict resolution, communication and positive behaviour management skills.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Cert IV or equivalent in Disability, Mental health or Community and Social Services or equivalent experience
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • An excellent understanding of the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills, with the ability to build a shared understanding of, and commitment to the organisation’s Purpose and Values
  • The ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with a range of stakeholders including customers, peers, employees, external organisations, funding bodies and government agencies

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).   

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package + tool of trade vehicle
  • Monthly RDO
  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations 

How to apply for this job

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 22nd August 2019.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here.