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Shared Living Coordinator - Baulkham Hills


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

Job posted on: 15 August, 2019.
Applications close: 25 August, 2019.

  • Full Time Contract to May 2020

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

Seeking a Shared Living Coordinator to join our team on Full Time Contract to May 2020. This role will be based from our Baulkham Hills office and will be responsible for managing 4 Team Leaders who oversee 8 group homes across the Western Suburbs of Sydney.

In this role you will ensure that customers who require a high level of support are enabled to live in their home, and in their community. The role coordinates and delivers a range of supports that reflect the customer’s individual needs and goals as described in their Service Agreement.

The Shared Living Coordinator is responsible for engaging with customers, families, guardians and other key stakeholders in order to facilitate a cohesive, high quality support service that provides an inclusive support system around the customer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage with customers to build rapport and understand their needs, preferences and expectations; where required, work directly with customers.
  • Ensure that direct support is delivered, as far as possible, by the support worker who best matches the customer in terms of relevant skills, capability and interests.
  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Advocate where required with the NDIA, Support Coordinators, families, guardians and other stakeholders to respond to customers changing needs and/or goals.
  • Actively develop and maintain an environment and ecology that balances the needs of any other customers who share the same residence; for example type of residence, compatibility amongst clients.
  • Provide guidance, supervision and support to direct support staff
  • Participate in an on call roster as required

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Cert IV or equivalent in Disability, Mental Health or Community and Social Services
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role and/or relevant experience in providing and improving customer support/service
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and relevant legislation
  • Demonstrated coordination and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary disability practice approaches including but not limited to, positive behaviour support, medication management and complex medical management

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities

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 Kestra Caller at recruitment@lwb.org.au.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday the 25th of August.

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.