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Practice & Programs Specialist - Unley

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Permanent
  • Unley

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 health issues. We work with people who experience substance misuse, 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 Practice and Programs Specialist (PPS) will provide practise leadership to our Disability, Aged Care and Mental Health Team across South Australia. Leading a multidisciplinary team of specialist clinicians and allied health professionals the PPS will play a key role in improving client outcomes by implementing organisational program initiatives and providing practice support.

The PPS will work collaboratively to identify target areas for practice improvement and to implement initiatives to achieve improved outcomes for our clients. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with clinicians and service delivery teams to implement and promote best practice in service delivery.
  • Manage, lead and motivate a team of clinical and allied health professionals
  • Provide and co-ordinate coaching, mentoring, workplace learning opportunities and formal training designed to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based approaches, such as Person-Centred Care, Recovery Framework and Wellness and Reablement.
  • Support service user participation and engagement with evaluation, design and delivery of LWB services in line with our client engagement and participation framework.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Services or Social Sciences.
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (desirable)
  • Expert knowledge and experience in the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of client support services in one or more of the following sectors: Disability Services, Mental Health or Aged Care.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership within own area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice, support, coaching, mentoring and training to managers and staff.
  • Ability to use initiative and think laterally and strategically.
  • Current Driver Licence.

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).  


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations 
  • Attractive remuneration package with excellent tax benefits
  • Mobile phone, laptop and monthly Roster Day Off
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse and Inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter addressing the essential skills and experience 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: Practice & Programs Specialist - Unley enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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