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Team Leader - Disability - Baulkham Hills


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

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

  • Permanent, Full Time

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

As a Team Leader you will be responsible for coordinating the day to day running of a range of client supports whilst providing quality, hands on support to People with Disability in order to achieve their individual goals. 

The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing ongoing guidance, mentoring and training to a team of Disability Support Workers to ensure that a high standard of support and care for clients is achieved. We are seeking candidates who have previous experience in the management of clients with epilepsy, autism and challenging behaviours.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordination and management of the daily operations of the disability programs;
  • Develop and monitor high quality health care plans for Life Without Barriers clients;
  • Provide supervision and support to Disability Support Workers;
  • The identification and development of community resources that can be used by our clients;
  • Ensuring a safe working environment and ensuring compliance with Life Without Barriers WH&S systems, policies and procedures;
  • Undertaking, with direction from the Program Manager, administrative responsibility for the service;
  • Provide services in accordance with funding agency standards and agreements;
  • Represent the organisation and maintain harmony within the managed services;
  • Undertake rostering of support workers under the direction of the Program Manager.

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Disability or similar or equivalent relevant experience
  • Previous experience working within disability services
  • Demonstrated experience supporting clients with complex needs and challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and/or groups from a strength-based culturally appropriate perspective
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and attributes
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison and negotiation skills.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations.
  • Develop your management experience by leading a team of approximately 20 DSW’s to support clients with disability.
  • Fantastic remuneration and salary packaging benefits.

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).

How to apply for this job

Apply here.

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, using the subject line: Team Leader - Disability - Baulkham Hills enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday the 25th of August, 2019.