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Individualised and Community Program Coordinator - Lifestyles

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance, we value diversity, foster an inclusive culture and champion equitable opportunities. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences including people with disability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Join us and make a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities, and to grow your career as part of our alliance of great minds. Our shared values are Passionate, Respectful, Ethical, Curious and Courageous.

We are currently seeking a dynamic and strategic professional to fill the exciting role of Individualised and Community Program Coordinator - Lifestyles. The Program Coordinator leads a hardworking team of frontline support staff who are committed to providing high-quality services for clients with a disability within their home and the community. The role also involves overseeing our programs for young adults with a focus on capacity building at our Prairiewood site. The role is part of CPA Lifestyles Services team and may be the career opportunity you've been looking for!

The ideal candidate will be customer-focused with established leadership, people management, communication and stakeholder engagement skills and a strong ability to drive new business. A demonstrated capability in managing social and community programs including the conceptualisation of new services in response to client and business needs will be highly regarded.

Your operational and administrative proficiency will keep the client-facing team's day-to-day activities running smoothly. As someone who excels in both verbal and written communications, you will be great at building and maintaining relationships at all levels, and confident in assisting team members with issues and problem-solving.

With significant experience in disability, teaching, youth services or related, and demonstrated supervisory skills, the individual will review and improve existing services and chart the course for future program opportunities through collaboration with the Lifestyles manager and greater Sydney youth services. Sound business acumen and excellent planning and organisation will be showcased by the incumbent whilst enjoying the ability to build rapport and create strong connections with stakeholders.

With a genuine desire to work in the for-purpose sector and a connection to the organisational values of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, this is an exciting opportunity to innovate and drive the direction of this important portfolio.

Note: this position is located in Prairiewood in Sydney's South Western suburbs and is full-time.

Our Lifestyles Services are based around a client and family-centred philosophy, in which all team members collaborate to work towards achieving the goals identified by clients and their families. The successful candidate will possess strong professional and ethical values that align with this philosophy.

What will you bring to the role?

  • Energetic, resilient and a can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership position with advanced skills in leadership, problem-solving and decision-making
  • Experience in mentoring, training and developing team members
  • A proven ability to work as part of a greater team and achieve goals through collaborative planning
  • Ability to look at situations from a holistic view with foresight and make decisions on what is best for the people we support and services ongoing
  • A strong understanding of active support principals
  • Experience in Youth Work, Mentoring and Working with Young People (Young Adults and Teenagers)
  • Strong communication, administration and computer skills
  • An extensive understanding of the rights of people with a disability
  • A commitment to supporting people to make a difference in their own lives
  • Current driver's licence
  • Ability to travel within the Sydney area as required.
  • Working With Children Check

Important information:

At CPA the safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance. We have assessed this role type as requiring a low level of physical functionality with some inherent requirements. For more information on what that may mean for this role please click here.

Please let us know if you have any pre-existing injuries or illnesses which you are currently seeking, or have sought, medical treatment for which you think may impact your ability to fulfil the inherent requirements of this role. CPA is committed to supporting an inclusive work environment and engaging workers with diverse lived experience. We will happily consider and accommodate reasonable adjustments that may be required to support candidates throughout the recruitment process, and to be successful and safe employees of CPA.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff. As such all employees at CPA must be triple vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to their start date. Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cerebral Palsy Alliance upholds, advocates for, and protects the  rights, wellbeing and safety of people with a disability. We are a child safe organisation and all workers are responsible to adhere to the NDIS Worker Code of Conduct.

CPA is a smoke free workplace including in, on and around CPA sites and vehicles.

How to Apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to complete your application. If you have any questions about the role or require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to equitably participate in the recruitment process please contact Ali on 99758052.

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