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Life Without Barriers
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesDisability Services, Care and Support Work
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsRegional NSW
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 14 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 21 Nov 2019 (expired)
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Shared & Supported Living Manager - Dubbo

Life Without Barriers
Life Without Barriers
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesDisability Services, Care and Support Work
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsRegional NSW
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 14 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 21 Nov 2019 (expired)

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

In the role of Shared & Supported Living Manager, you will hold operational responsibility for the delivery of accommodation support services located in Dubbo, Mudgee and Orange. This currently comprises of 7 Supported Independent Living Services (Group Homes), a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) services, a Community Justice (CJP) services.

You will also be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of dedicated Team Leaders and Disability Support Workers, ensuring a focus delivering support that meets the individual needs and goals of the people we support.

This role will be based from our Dubbo Office and is offered on a Permanent Full Time basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure services delivered to LWB clients are reflective of the individuals’ needs and goals and are aligned to service agreements, budget, legislative requirements and Life Without Barriers’ policies.
  • Foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, families, employees, funding bodies and government agencies.
  • Develop and maintain local operational and administrative systems and procedures to support the effective management of service delivery
  • Undertake regular reviews and audits of services to ensure service quality and proactively make improvements where quality or safety is compromised
  • Provide leadership, guidance and supervision to team that promotes a respectful work environment, maintains a customer focus and models appropriate communication, conflict resolution and team behaviours.

Skills & Experience 

  • Certificate IV or higher in Disability, Mental Health or Community Services or equivalent demonstrated knowledge and experience
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Previous experience in managing multiple disability programs and services, with consideration to client funding and budget requirements
  • Strong working knowledge 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 Life Without Barriers’ Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer choice, inclusion and quality practice
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and respond appropriately to high risk or critical events and situations
  • Current Drivers Licence

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).

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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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