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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Team Leader, Disability - Alice Springs

Life Without Barriers (National)

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

The Team Leader – Disability demonstrates organisational and leadership skills in the coordination of services to assist people with a disability. The position is focused upon ensuring that the individual needs of clients are met, whilst maintaining an efficient and safe working environment for staff.

We are only accepting applications from candidates that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in a State or territory legislation and permitted as a ‘special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordination and management of the daily operations of the disability programs
  • Coordinate and/or oversee rostering and timesheet requirements according to individual support needs of clients and service funding
  • Manage and ensure quality service provision across disability programs including the development of new programs
  • Model appropriate conflict resolution, communication and positive behaviour management skills
  • Plan and facilitate regular and effective team meetings and professional development opportunities

Skills & Experience

  • Diploma in relevant Social & Community Services qualification
  • Current Unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • First Aid Certificate (to be determined on a case by case basis)
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a leadership/management role in a human services organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of services to people with a disability, providing a professional and positive outlook and commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents

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). 


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Competitive salary, salary sacrificing 
  • Monthly RDO available

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Team Leader, Disability - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview. 

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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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