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House Manager - Disability Services

Charis House Co-operative
  • Permanent part-time position with the potential of becoming full-time
  • Competitive, above award salary + salary packaging options
  • Croydon, Sydney

ABOUT US:

Charis House is a family governed SIL home for people with intellectual disabilities. We have one adult resident with the view to having 2 or 3 residents in future. We share responsibilities with our SIL provider, Supported Independent Living Co-operative.

Our mission is assist the flourishing of people with intellectual disabilities through supported accommodation, meaningful connections, family participation and the grace of God.

Find us on the Housing Hub here.

THE ROLE:

The House Manager role is exciting opportunity for someone with a strong desire to see people with intellectual disability get the support they need to thrive in their home and their community. The aim is not to merely run a house but to provide a home. There is currently one resident in her new home with the aim of having two other female housemates join her soon. The first resident has high support needs and requires at least 1-1 assistance with all communication and daily activities. As the house will have all female residents it is preferable that the staff also be female. Charis House has an inclusive Christian ethos, we welcome diversity.

As Charis House is relatively new, this is a unique opportunity where you can contribute to the establishment of a caring culture where residents receive truly person-centred support in a Christian ethos. The families of the residents have an important role and can support staff as they seek to provide appropriate care. You will be valued as an important part of the Charis House community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating and maintaining a safe and happy Christian home where everyone is safe, valued and as happy and healthy as possible
  • Supporting residents with all aspects of their daily lives and carrying out personal care duties e.g. toileting & showering, eating, emotional regulation, understanding environment
  • Programming & coordinating person-centred activities and community access e.g. bowling, grocery shopping, sport and music groups
  • Ensuring clients receive appropriate medical and therapeutic care
  • Maintaining resident medical and behavioural records
  • Implementing therapist and medical recommendations
  • Liaising regularly with clients’ families, house staff, day programs and community supports
  • Administering medication and cleaning duties as required
  • Managing a team of dedicated support staff e.g. developing rosters, organising training, managing staff performance
  • Organising and running team meetings and developing an environment where the team feel appreciated, supported and encouraged to do their best
  • Maintaining safe work practices e.g. emergency evacuation drills, food labelling, medication administration systems
  • Establishing and maintaining systems that ensure client safety and wellbeing and follow SILC policies, NDIS guidelines and support plans

SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:

  • Affirm the Christian values of love, inclusion, grace and mercy
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A caring, calm and patient demeanour
  • Preferably female as all housemates will be female
  • Display a creative and energetic approach to supporting clients to attend community activities and pursue individual interests and goals
  • Have a strong interest in client wellbeing, health and safety
  • Have the ability to work effectively in a team and individually
  • Well organised to manage daily house operational tasks and compliance procedures
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and ensure staff do the same
  • Willingness to accept overnight, weekend and public holiday shifts plus emergency calls 24 hours

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous management experience preferably in SIL/Group home setting
  • Experience working with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Experience Leading a team
  • Induction and further training will be provided

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Qualifications in Disability, Mental Health or Welfare (related fields such as Nursing, Allied health, Psychology, Social Work and Teaching may be considered)
  • NSW driver's license (having your own car is desirable)
  • Current First Aid Certificate, or willingness to obtain
  • Valid Criminal Record Check or willingness to obtain

BENEFITS:

  • Collaborative, caring and positive work culture.
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Purpose centered work.
  • Salary packaging option available 

How to apply

Please email a cover letter addressing the criteria along with your resume to admin@charishousecoop.com, using the subject line: House Manager – Disability Services application via EthicalJobs. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, simply email admin@charishousecoop.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

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