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
This role independently delivers or supervises staff services to support people with disabilities, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion, in the least restrictive environment. The successful person will be required to demonstrate strong leadership qualities, have experience in working in group homes, with individuals with high support needs and have strong knowledge of relevant legislation and excellent skills in communicating effectively with a diverse group of key stakeholders.
Actively supervising the delivery of services to support several ageing clients, providing for the day to day care requirements both personal and physical to provide quality care and positive outcomes in line with the individuals’ care and support plans. No medical needs from the current client group.
- Lead and plan support for people with disabilities, within their home and community, to participate in a range of life areas (including personal health and well-being, social, recreational and daily living activities) based on the goals of individual support plans.
- Advocate within the broader community on behalf of clients and their families, to support inclusion, participation and respect for rights.
- Convey information, to clients and their families, and other people in the lives of clients and participate in negotiations with family members, medical services, activity services and other community services to help meet daily client needs and/or plan support for future client requirements
- Manage a small staff team and related services including but not restricted to, roster development, shift allocation, supervision etc.
- Cert IV in disability or Community welfare
- Current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC)
- Full driver’s licence
- Level 2 First Aid Certificate
Skills & Experience
- Client management skills: Demonstrated ability to probe for the facts, liaise with stakeholders and analyse issues from different perspectives in order to identify and propose workable strategies to effectively support the well-being of the clients moving forward.
- Interpersonal skills: linking positive communication skills with the ability to empathise and consider the opinions ideas and views of others to establish a sound understanding of client’s needs and express personal views in a constructive, empathetic and diplomatic way;
- Environmental awareness: demonstrated ability to draw upon the knowledge and expertise of other stakeholders and professionals, to obtain their perspective and expertise and consult experts to gain broader and deeper understanding of a specific issue; seeks underlying reasons for a presenting issue.
- Self-management skills: ability to evidence sound planning and prioritisation to ensure positive outcomes are achieved – recognising individual strengths and areas for development to ensure consistency of service and suitability of actions.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.
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.