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Lead Practitioner - Supported Living

UnitingCare Queensland

The role is that of a Team Leader which is what we call a Lead Practitioner-Supported Living. In this role you will lead, mentor and supervise a team of staff supporting persons with a disability. The role requires not only for you to lead the team; but to work alongside them and the people we serve on the ground providing hands on support.

The role is a Permanent Part Time position with a contract of 60 hours per fortnight.

About the Role:

The Lead Practitioner’s role is to deliver sustainable high quality support to people with a disability so that they can live a life that is of their choosing, achieve personal goals and maintain socially valued roles, friendships and relationships, within the resources available to them. These resources include funding, family, informal supports and community resources.

Main requirements and duties of the position:

  • Work in collaboration with the people we serve, their families and personal networks to assist them in everyday living situations. This includes the provision of personal care and household management as needed.
  • Mentor and lead a team of Supported Living Facilitators to deliver high quality support.
  • Ensure safe, efficient and sustainable day to day management of resources including household budgets, Staff rostering, records and a persons NDIS and other funding packages.
  • Help the people be accountable to their NDIS funding by working with them to achieve their goals.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Experience in linking people with a disability to opportunities to be involved in their community so that both the individual with a disability and the wider community benefits.
  • Experience managing and leading teams of people.
  • Ability to work effectively with all stakeholders, while applying the principles of family or self-governance, personal autonomy, choice and control and intentional safeguarding.
  • Knowledge of recruitment practices and principles including consultation and engagement with the people we serve and matching staff appropriately.
  • Criminal history checks for Blue and Yellow Cards, or the ability to obtain them.
  • Current CPR, First Aid Certificate and Driver's Licence.
  • Capacity and willingness to work outside business hours on occasion if required.
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module “Quality, Safety and you”

About us:

As one of the largest employers in Queensland, UnitingCare offers the opportunity to develop your skills within a value-based organisation where people are at the centre of everything we do.

This position will offer you the opportunity to impact the new direction for UnitingCare. You will drive innovation and make a difference that will take our organisation into the future. You will be rewarded with empowering career opportunities and a competitive remuneration package.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

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