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Team Leader - Individual & Community Services - Aspect Adult Community Service

Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Job No: ASPECT1430
  • Location: Heatherton, VIC
  • Australia's largest national provider of autism-specific educational services
  • Full Time, Maximum term contract starting January 2022
  • Competitive Total Remuneration Package  
  • Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits

Aspect is committed to providing an autism friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

About Aspect Adult Community Services:

Aspect Adult Community Services provide a broad range of individualised, centre and inclusive community services from locations in Sydney and Melbourne Metropolitan areas. Services are structured to provide a range of activities and programs which have a strong focus on community participation and independent living skills with the aim of developing individually tailored programs and interests that enable people to develop skills, confidence and social networks. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.

About this role:

The Team Leader role is responsible for monitoring and delivering quality services to participants using Positive Behaviour Support and the implementation of safe and positive strategies in all service delivery to maximise outcomes.

This position is responsible for the day to day coordination of activities and programs and includes working collaboratively with Practice Leaders, supporting support workers and volunteers to work successfully with participants, supporting recruitment, supervision of staff and development of a strong team who work together to engage and develop people on the spectrum in building independent living skills and to create meaningful involvement at home and in the community. Click here to view the Position Profile.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team of support workers within Aspect Adult Community Services, monitor and support for individual and team outcomes and performance
  • Provide operational or procedural direction and/or advice and share and update staff on new initiatives and changes in policy and/or procedures
  • Maintain staffing levels in conjunction with the Coordinator (operations) by producing a fortnightly roster and ensuring daily staffing levels are met
  • Ensures staff attend orientation training, complete mandatory training and provide ongoing skills development in collaboration with Practice Leaders
  • Attend promptly to issues raised by staff and when needed, escalates issues to coordinator (operations)
  • Participate in performance management, disciplinary procedures in conjunction with the Coordinator (operations) where applicable
  • Assist coordinator with daily operational risk management including assessing allocation of staff to participant ratio’s
  • Demonstrate positive leadership in decision making on a daily basis by analysing the operational risk of service delivery based on staff leave, service provision changes/cancellations

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Disability (or equivalent) or the willingness to complete a Certificate III Certificate IV in Disability
  • Knowledge and/or experience in supporting adults and young people with a disability
  • Demonstrated leadership capability 
  • Computer skills including intermediate Microsoft Word skills
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel as required
  • Working With Children Check WWCC (for relevant state) appropriately cleared
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance
  • Completion of NDIS Worker Orientation Module

You may also be required to provide an International Police Check.

What we offer:

As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.

To Apply:

Please click Apply Now and attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional. There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be contacted.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for some positions at Aspect, in accordance with Public Health Orders, Work Health and Safety and duty of care obligations for staff and participants/students. As part of the recruitment/interview process Aspect is collecting information related to your vaccination status to ensure we are in compliance with all government orders and directives. 

Enquiries should be directed to:  Shannon Gregory, Regional Coordinator on 0466 455 661.

For more information about Aspect go to: www.autismspectrum.org.au.

 Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.

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