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Team Leader - Lifestyle & Wellbeing - Townsville


Employer: Anglicare Southern Queensland
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Disability Services, Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 09 January, 2019.
Applications close: 27 January, 2019.

  • Coordinate, evaluate and update social support and lifestyle plans
  • Promote choice, control, enablement and empowerment for clients
  • Contribute to successful outcomes by leading a team of staff & volunteers

About the Position

Anglicare’s Townsville-based Community Aged & Disability team is key in providing care to a range of clients, including older people and those with disabilities. They provide support and services that enable our clients to maintain their independence - living happily and healthily within their own homes. We recognise that one size does not fit all, and working together is the key to great outcomes, so our non-clinical lifestyle programs are designed to support individual needs, incorporating the principles of social inclusion, choice and control, empowerment and independence; and our clinical supports include nursing and allied health care at home, along with domestic and personal assistance.

We are looking for a part time Team Leader - Lifestyle & Wellbeing to join us, working three days per week with the option to increase hours to full time. The role is responsible for the coordination, assessment and review of client supports to deliver sustainable lifestyle services, and the supervision of a range of workers on a day-to-day basis - including guidance and support in work practices, client documentation and other related activities.

It is essential that you are a proactive and confident trainer, who supports active learning and can step from Team Leader to service delivery as required.

About You

An experienced Aged Care or Disability Services professional, you will bring the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Proven background in planning, conducting and evaluating lifestyle programs that incorporate choice and wellness
  • Previous experience in organising and facilitating both in-home and centre-based activities, group outings and social support programs for older people and those with disabilities
  • Confident in providing leadership, guidance and mentoring to a team and promoting a collaborative, productive working environment
  • Engagement and management of volunteers as a valuable addition to service delivery
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people in a professional and friendly manner
  • Commitment to ongoing quality improvement and professional development of the service and yourself
  • Ability to identify individual client needs and assist to maintain or improve independent functioning
  • Strong conflict resolution, prioritisation and time management skills, and the ability to work productively within deadlines
  • Dedication to working within the sector to improve and enhance the lives of clients
  • Excellent administrative, reporting and documentation skills with strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

You will need to hold qualifications for this role and although we prefer a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, this could be an exciting opportunity for someone with a Certificate IV in Aged Care, Community Care or Disability Services to embark on a new challenge.

So if you have some practical experience in group activities or lifestyle programs and a genuine interest in developing your career in this sector, and are willing to undertake further training, please submit your application.

You will also need:

  • A current Blue Card (Working with Children) with Yellow Card exemption
  • National Police Certificate
  • Queensland Driver Licence and your own reliable vehicle

What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Work with a team of passionate and caring professionals, under an proactive and empowering manager
  • Part time hours, enabling genuine balance with work and other commitments
  • Supporting clients within your local community to lead enriched lives
  • Further training with career development and opportunities
  • An increase in take-home pay with full PBI Salary Packaging options
How to apply for this job

Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being.

Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues. We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

To submit an application visit http://anglicaresq.org.au/career/ and refer to job number S3767.

For further information please contact Jane Dawson on 1300 610 610.

Applications close Sunday 27th January 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.