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Assistant Manager, Supported Living - Disability Support

Nexus Inc

About Nexus Inc

Nexus Inc is a Southern Tasmanian community-based organisation employing over 350 staff who provide support and development opportunities for over 200 people who require physical, social and psychological supports. Nexus is a registered NDIS provider. 

About the Nexus Supported Living Team

Nexus provides independent living support to around 50 people who live at accommodation sites around greater Hobart. Some of these sites are group homes that have been purpose built with specialised facilities for people who have decreased mobility, while other sites are just regular suburban houses or units.

Each site supports 1 to 5 people with a disability, whose needs range from being quite independent through to needing 24/7 complex support from staff.

Whether it be shared accommodation in a purpose-built group home or living alone in a one-bedroom unit, each site is “home” for the individuals who live there.

The Assistant Manager SL Role

Reporting to the Manager Supported Living, the Assistant Manager Supported Living will provide high level support to the SL Division of Nexus. 

The Assistant Manager Supported Living will also contribute to the continuous development of culture and positive work practices in a rapidly growing disability service.

The Assistant Manager Supported Living will bring to the role a level of specialist skills and knowledge that will help Nexus achieve results in line with the organisation’s strategic goals.

The Assistant Manager Supported Living will work within a range of current SL work practices but exercise initiative and judgment where practices and direction are not clearly defined or no longer best practice.

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to liaise effectively with a wide range of individuals and service providers.
  • Previous experience within a supported independent living setting.
  • The ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Experience working with people living with a disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, measure and report on outcomes.
  • A working knowledge of the disability sector and relevant legislation.
  • An ability to interact proactively with management and employees at all levels.
  • Well-developed organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and control own workload.
  • Well-developed computer literacy skills within a Microsoft Office environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how a positive approach to the rights of people with disabilities might affect your work.
  • Diploma or Tertiary qualifications in a related field (desirable).

Mandatory Employment Checks

Current National Police Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card (Employee Type) and Driver’s License is an essential requirement to work in the above areas of Nexus. Successful candidates will be requested to complete a pre-employment Medical Assessment for their suitability to perform the inherent roll requirements.

How to apply

Please email your current resume and response to the above selection criteria to jobs@nexusinc.org.au, using the subject line: Assistant Manager, Supported Living - Disability Support application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close 12 noon Monday 1 June 2020.

You can research us at www.nexusinc.org.au.

Enquiries: John Le Marie, Manager Supported Living, 03 6240 5017 or john.lemarie@nexusinc.org.au.

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