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Team Leader - Disability Services - Port Augusta

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

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Team Leader to oversee the day to day running of our disability program in Port Augusta, provide supervision and support a team of 15-20 Disability Support Workers in residential home settings and clients living in the community. Our service provides support to people with complex issues, including acquired brain injury, mental health, and physical disabilities to live in the community.

You will use your developed organisational and leadership skills to guide your team in providing high standards of support and service to our disability clients so they can reach their goals whilst maintaining an efficient and safe working environment for staff.

This is a full-time permanent position, Monday - Friday. Some intrastate travel is required. 

It is a requirement for this role to be part of the Disability Management On-Call rotating roster (Approximately every 5 weeks) that includes the weekend.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage the daily operations of support services
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders including clients, families and carers and the community
  • Coordinate and oversee roster requirements according to individual support needs of clients, service funding and relevant legislation
  • Ensure the team complies with Disability Services Act Standards, other relevant legislation and Life Without Barriers policies
  • Provide coaching and developing opportunities and address performance issues within your team
  • Where required provide direct assistance and support to people with disability

Skills & Experience

  • Degree qualification in relevant Social and Community Services discipline (preferred)
  • Diploma in relevant Social & Community Services qualification (minimum requirement)
  • Experience managing/supervising staff in the Disability sector
  • Strong coordination, leadership and peer support skills
  • Demonstrated experience supporting clients with complex needs and behaviours of concern
  • Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison and negotiation skills
  • Current Driver’s License

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).     


  • Attractive Remuneration Package with salary packaging benefits
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off, Laptop and Mobile
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Supportive culture and team environment

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Team Leader - Disability Services - Port Augusta 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 here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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