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Team Leader

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Do you have a positive can-do attitude with great energy, looking for a position to lead, coach and mentor a small team assisting a lady to live in her home and participate in community?

About me:

I am an intelligent woman in my 20’s living in Chermside. I am employing a Team Leader who practices an intentional framework and leadership style to inspire others through community development practices to mentor and coach my team of Community and Lifestyle Practitioners.

My family are very important to me, involved in all aspects of my life and we spend regular time together. They help to direct supports with and for me, to ensure that I am surrounded by people who I trust and know how to support me well. I have a strong desire to be viewed as competent and successful!

I love being around dogs, enjoy horse riding, visiting the beach, taking in the views while people watching, visiting parks and cafes. I have a playful nature, like sharing jokes and doing Zumba and girly things such as wearing jewellery, the colour pink, glitter and bling!

About the role:

This is a key role in supporting me to live a good life. You will be invited into my circle of support working in close partnership with my family, who will guide, mentor and transfer their knowledge of what is successful for me alongside my specialist supports and services. Working collaboratively with my family and supports you will help build a strong team of practitioners around me, so that supports are delivered in line with my needs, goals and long-term vision by leading, coaching, modelling and mentoring on how to effectively provide positive person and family centred support tailored to my complex needs.

This role also has a direct support focus assisting me in maintaining my consistent routine and my personal care needs, assisting me to manage my worries and anxieties to enable me to feel safe and secure, supporting me to manage the day-to-day tasks of home life, developing and facilitating friendships and community-based relationships, enabling me to learn new skills, explore opportunities and build meaningful and inclusive community interactions. The Leadership component of the role includes oversee day-to-day in-home and community rostered support practice in close consultation with my family, supports and services, mentoring, training and guiding support team members and providing on-call support as needed.

About you:

  • Be an active member of your local community. Have an open mind and optimistic attitude to care, listen and hear my choices and to add value to my life is fundamental.
  • Ability to appreciate and work within family cultures, with a focus on mentoring, nurturing, and doing things together by following established protocols/guidelines.
  • A confident leader with significant experience in mentoring, training and an understanding of positive behaviour support principles and practice. Have demonstrated experience supporting people with complex needs including challenging behaviour. Able to follow protocols for diffusing behaviours of concern to enable meaningful community access and participation.
  • You will be mature aged, bringing a mature outlook and broad life experiences. Work in partnership with my family, have great communication, energy and a can-do attitude.
  • Delivering training and be accountable to support practitioners in positive behaviour support.
  • Be a positive, effective and proactive communicator with energy and a “can-do” attitude. Exceptional communication utilising a lens of empathy and respect, coupled with a natural ability to build rapport and maintain relationships.
  • Promote a culture of integrity, respect, privacy and confidentiality while being compassionate, patient and understanding.
  • Sound problem solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-changing environment and think on your feet.
  • You will be emotionally resilient and always positive and become an extension of the family unit and bring a passion for improving lives.
  • Demonstrated self-organisation and time-management skills to effectively manage workload.

What do you need?

  • Availability to work a variety of regular support shifts during the week and be available to provide on call support to the team at other times and a willingness to pick up other support hours when personal and sick leave occur in the team.
  • You will have worked in Leadership roles. Having a Certificate IV in Disability Services, Diploma in Youth, Community Development or equivalent qualification or working towards will be highly regarded. Other relevant certificates & professional development experience will be considered.
  • Have a current positive notice or willingness to obtain e.g. police check, working with vulnerable people (Blue Card, Yellow Card).
  • Awareness of NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission Code of Conduct and completion of NDIS orientation module.
  • Have own registered vehicle and licence, full comprehensive insurance and current First Aid Certificate & CPR.
  • Have completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module or willingness to obtain prior to commencement.

What we’ll offer you?

  • 42 hours a fortnight permanent part time position with 20 hours as non-direct time.
  • Direct employment through an NDIS registered provider.
  • Attractive negotiated hourly rate dependant on skills and experience.
  • Hours of engagement that are flexible and tailored to meet my needs.
  • Professional support, mentoring and skill development opportunities, including 1:1 and access to peer support networks.

How to apply

Please ensure your application includes an updated resume and a written response addressing how you demonstrate the “about you” criteria to teamchermside22@gmail.com, using the subject line: Team Leader Role application via EthicalJobs.

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