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House Supervisor - Petersham


Are you an experienced mental health or disability support worker who is passionate about mental health and supporting individuals to achieve their goals? This could be your opportunity to:

  • Deliver personalised support and enable individual choice to improve people’s lives
  • Grow and develop your leadership skills
  • Enjoy a supportive, friendly and flexible work environment close to home

About Us

Independent Community Living Australia (ICLA) is a not-for-profit community organisation delivering personalised support to people with psychosocial, intellectual and other disabilities. We manage a number of supported residential services across the greater Sydney region, providing affordable accommodation and mental health support services to promote people’s independence, active participation and inclusion in the community. We foster a flexible and inclusive work environment, where everyone’s contributions are valued, while providing a rewarding service to our local community.

About the Role

The House Supervisor is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of a designated residential site and ensuring service delivery meets the needs of the individuals we support.

Our sites provide 24/7 service to an average of 4 residents and this full-time role is onsite 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. This is an exciting opportunity to perform a variety of tasks and collaborate with residents and a team of support workers to coordinate the weekly routines of all residents and enhance the smooth running of your site.

We currently have a full-time position available at our Petersham site, with a weekly roster of 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, averaging 38 hours per week over a 4-week period, including a Rostered Day Off (RDO).Remuneration commencing from $62,738 per annum (SCHADS Level 3.1) + Super + Salary Packaging.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of the site and promoting an inclusive, homely environment through consistent practice and collaboration with staff and residents.
  • Directing daily activities including domestic tasks, grocery shopping, activity planning, medical appointments, social connections and outcome focused work;
  • Completing Weekly Planners with residents on a weekly basis and ensuring these are accessible to people we support and staff.
  • Assisting and guiding support workers in day-to-day tasks and promoting active engagement.
  • Facilitating house meetings including residents and their support networks on a monthly basis.
  • Completing incident notifications and supporting risk management and safeguarding actions.
  • Ensuring compliance with WHS Policies and procedures.

About You

Essential Criteria:

  • Cert 3/4 in Mental Health or similar field, or at least 2 years’ experience working in a similar role.
  • Driver's licence, current police check and first aid certificate, or willingness to obtain
  • Understanding of issues experienced by people with complex mental illness, acquired brain injury or intellectual disability.
  • Experience in Conflict management, de-escalation, incident management and prevention.
  • Commitment to recovery orientated practice and understanding of person-centred approach.
  • Ability to work closely with a multidisciplinary team
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced IT skills including MS Office and computer/laptop usage


ICLA offers:

  • Charity salary packaging to pay benefits and living expenses from pre-income tax
  • Proactive approach to infection prevention & control measures to ensure the safety of our team and residents.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Inclusive and committed culture where everyone’s contribution is valued
  • Flexible working practices
  • Paid Parental Leave

How to apply:

If this sounds like a great opportunity for you, please submit your application including a covering letter setting out your suitability for the position, by selecting “Apply for this job”.

Enquiries can be directed to recruitment@icla.org.au, using the subject line: Site Supervisor - Petersham enquiry via EthicalJobs.

In order to deliver on our purpose, we want to ensure that we represent the diversity of the Australian community, so we welcome applications and expressions of interest from candidates who can help us to achieve this goal.

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