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Team Leader Disability - Bibra Lake


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

Job posted on: 11 February, 2019.
Applications close: 18 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Mobile, laptop and Tool of Trade vehicle
  • Based in the Bibra Lake office (working across South Metro to Port Kennedy)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 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

You will be responsible for leading, supervising and managing a team of Disability Support Workers, whilst ensuring that the individual needs of clients are met. You will use your developed organisational and leadership skills to guide you team in providing high standards of supports and services to our disability clients so they can reach their goals.

This position is based at our Bibra Lake office (covering South Metro including clients in Port Kennedy) on a permanent full-time basis. The role comes with a Tool of Trade vehicle, laptop and mobile phone.

It is a requirement for this role to be part of the Disability Management On-Call rotating roster (Approximately every 10 weeks).

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage the daily operations of support services, including the provision of formal supervision and management of a team of Disability Support Workers.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders including clients, families and guardians.
  • Coordinate and/or oversee rostering and timesheet requirements according to individual support needs of customers, service funding and relevant legislation.
  • Ensure the team complies with Disability Services Act Standards, other relevant legislation and Life Without Barriers policies.
  • Manage conflict, provide coaching and developing opportunities and address performance issues within your team.
  • Where required provide direct assistance and support to people with disability. 

Skills & Experience

  • Degree qualification in relevant Social and Community Services discipline (preferred)
  • Diploma in relevant Social & Community Services qualification (minimum requirement)
  • Experience managing/supervising staff in the Disability sector
  • Strong coordination, leadership and peer support skills.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting clients with complex needs and behaviours of concern.
  • Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents.
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison and negotiation skills.
  • Current Driver’s License. 

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).

Benefits

  • Monthly Rostered Day Off, Fully Maintained Tool of Trade Vehicle, Laptop and Mobile
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with salary packaging benefits
  • Career advancement opportunities

 

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.