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Shared & Supported Living Coordinator - Dubbo / Orange

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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, 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 Shared & Supported Living Coordinator ensures that clients who require a high level of support are able to achieve their goals in their homes and the community. Managing a team of 5 Team Leaders and their direct reports, you will continue to build a strong team that is very focused on delivering quality supports to our clients.

We are looking for someone who is confident in managing a team, has an understanding of Supported Independent Living and can engage with clients, families, and key stakeholders to deliver a range of supports that reflect the individual needs and goals.

Based in either our Dubbo or Orange office on a 12month, full time contract, you will be required to travel to Dubbo, Orange and Mudgee regularly, to continue to supervise and mentor your team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage with customers to build rapport and understand their needs to ensure that direct support is delivered
  • Advocate where required with the NDIA, support coordinators, families, guardians and other stakeholders to respond to customer changing needs or goals
  • Monitor, and where appropriate, adjust support based on the clients changing needs.
  • Provide guidance, supervision and support to direct support staff.
  • Promote a positive environment through demonstrating good communication and interpersonal skills and appropriate peer support.
  • Support and promote the work of Life Without Barriers, maintaining a positive image of the organisation in accordance with the level of position.

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV or equivalent in Disability, Mental Health or Community and Social Services
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence & First Aid Certificate
  • Strong understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Demonstrated team management and leadership experience

Benefits:

  • Car for work and personal use
  • On-going training and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Emma Kennedy at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Shared & Supported Living Coordinator - Dubbo / Orange 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

Please note, preferred applicants may be contacted prior to the advert closing date.

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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