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House Manager, Identified - Rockhampton

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 

* Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in State and 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.

Manage a Residential Care Home with a wide range of responsibilities including supervision and rostering of staff, managing program budgets and activities and establishment of a safe home environment.

You will have strong cultural connections and knowledge of the local Traditional Custodians & Native Title Holders the Darumbal People.

This role works with other key Care Team members to lead the implementation of the CARE model and ensure the home provides a therapeutic environment which actively engages children and young people in activities and routines to support them to learn life skills including emotional regulation, problem solving and social competencies. The role is primarily based within the home environment.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and maintain meaningful and supportive relationships with children/young people and their families in order to promote positive outcomes
  • Develop purposeful person-centred plans such as Care Plans, Individual Client Management Plans, Risk Management Plans and Safety Plans
  • Create a safe and healing environment with a focus on assisting children/young people to build positive attachments, strengthen existing relationships and develop competencies
  • Mentor, supervise and roster a team of Youth Workers to provide an exceptional level of care
  • Liaise with the Care Team to coordinate and meet all daily individual care needs of children/young people
  • Oversee the liveability, homeliness and safety within the homes
  • Respond therapeutically to pain-based behaviours such as aggression, withdrawal and self-injury
  • Incorporate a holistic, Care Team approach, ensuring close collaboration with external stakeholders including the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Facilitate essential connections, such as the connection to culture and country for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander young people 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention or similar (essential).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or similar (desirable).
  • Experience working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and disadvantage.
  • Current Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence.
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates (or willingness to obtain if successful).
  • Complete Hope and Healing Framework Foundations prior to starting (we will enrol in this if successful).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong interpersonal skills, use of Microsoft Office packages.

All positions within Life Without Barriers will be required to undergo probity checks including criminal record checks and working with children check (where relevant to the position)

Cultural Connections

  • Successful applicant for the position would be Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander and would be considered as such by the local community
  • Successful applicant would be considered a respected community member of the local Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or South Sea Islander Community (references may be required)
  • Strong cultural connections and knowledge of the local Traditional Custodians & Native Title Holders the Darumbal People
  • Ability to effectively communicate and understand issues that impact Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander People 


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits and monthly RDO
  • Hope & Healing bonus of $300 in recognition for completing all 10 modules prior to starting your first day

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For confidential enquiries including persons with disability that require application adjustments, contact Stephanie at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: House Manager, Identified - Rockhampton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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

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