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Site Leader - Day Services, High Support

Wallara Australia Ltd

About the role

We are searching for a passionate high support advocate with experience in developing programs, leading a team and collaborating with clients and families to ensure the absolute best support is provided.

Are you an innovative leader in providing excellent high support care to adults with disabilities? Do you value empowering clients to express themselves creatively through art? Believe in the importance of any level of independence that they want to work towards?

Our state of the art high support facility at Potter St Dandenong is looking for its next High Support Leader to oversee a team of 20+ clients and staff. We are extremely proud of this division and have pushed the boundaries with what is possible by providing many out and about activities as well as creative internal programs such as Arm Chair travel featured on the video in this advertisement.

You’ll need to thrive in a busy, fast paced environment, have fantastic interpersonal skills and love collaborating with other divisions to create exceptional client experiences.

You must have excellent administration and computer skills and the ability to work both autonomously as well as collaboratively with management and other Wallara divisions.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Demonstrated experience managing and leading teams
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience and demonstrated knowledge within the disability sector supporting clients with complex behaviours and high intensity support needs
  • Previous experience in implementing positive behaviour support strategies and person centred active support principles
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in effectively implementing communication strategies for clients who use alternatives to speech
  • A passion for supporting people with disabilities to achieve the best they can – bring your special talents to their experience!
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to prevent and resolve issues and to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to advocate and promote community inclusion and person centred support that exceeds standards and is delivered within the available resources – be creative!
  • Excellent written communication skills and computer literacy
  • Resourceful and innovative approach to creating opportunities for those we support – make social change happen
  • Experience in delivering on individualised plans
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to think laterally
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Commitment to exceptional service delivery and a demonstrated professional approach to work
  • Commitment to the principles of WHS, EEO, Cultural Diversity and all relevant legislation

Must haves

  • Right to work in Australia
  • Mandatory police check and Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) check will be conducted
  • Full Victorian drivers licence

Work perks

  • A supportive and collaborative work culture
  • Competitive salary including salary packaging options
  • Professional development and training
  • Career opportunities and pathways
  • Access to employee benefits and discounts

About Wallara

Wallara Australia is a unique non-profit organisation based in Melbourne's South East. Every day we provide creative services for Australia's largest minority group – people with disabilities. We coach them to grow as individuals, to work productively, to explore their communities and to live the way they choose.

Why a career with Wallara?

Because when you join Wallara, you’ll join a movement! We’re driving social change for people with different abilities and we’re having a good time doing it! We’re passionate, professional, and purposeful about our mission. We also value innovation, collaboration and celebration. It’s just the way we roll! So if you believe the future is inclusive, you’ll feel right at home with us.

The Wallara Way:

  • Be creative and push the boundaries
  • Think client first
  • Do the right thing
  • Together we make a difference
  • Have fun and celebrate awesomeness

For more information, please contact Naomi wallarahr@wallara.com.au, using the subject line: Site Leader - Day Services, High Support enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the requirements of the position

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