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Specialist Support Manager

disAbility Living Inc.
  • Exciting new position in a fast-growing dynamic organisation
  • Leadership role empowering people with disabilities
  • Our clients are at the heart of everything we do

Actively make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by leading a team of multi-disciplined professionals that deliver strengths based person-centred services.

At DLi, our people are our best asset, and we are genuinely committed, through a set of actions rather than words, to looking after the wellbeing of our employees. We believe that developing trusting relationships through communication is the foundation to providing the best possible service. DLi offers a flexible, family-friendly, close-knit working environment which creates a great place for great people to do great things. Our organisation exists to support people with disabilities to live independent lives, which is always at the core of our service delivery

What do we do?

Disability living (DLi) was established in 1984, providing long-term accommodation and support services for young adults with disabilities. Since then, we have expanded our services to cater for all ages, offering In-home support, accommodation services, developmental education, supported independent living and a variety of community inclusion services.

Our Mission

Today, our mission is to foster an inclusive community that supports people to make real choices about how they want their lives to be. We are committed to always putting people at the centre of everything we do, expanding horizons for our clients, our Employees and our organisation in support of our vision - Choices for Living.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager, Client Services, the Specialist Support Manager will form a key member of disAbility Living’s leadership team, significantly contributing to the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Specialist Support division. Critical to your success will be your ability to draw upon your leadership to support the existing team of Developmental Educators in growing strengths based person-centred services on offer at DLi. You will develop plans for service growth and revenue generation, forge mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholder groups and secure new opportunities and industry partnerships. Concurrently, within your team, you will engender a culture that is values-driven, collaborative, professional and person-centred and that embraces innovation and change.

About You

You are a Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner (Proficient, Specialist or Advanced Practitioner) with Tertiary qualifications in disability, allied health, developmental education, or a related field coupled with relevant experience at a senior or management level are expected.

You bring leadership experience within the disability sector with extensive knowledge and understanding of NDIS governance and requirements. You demonstrate empowering and inclusive leadership and the ability to enable a positive and high-performance culture in your team.

What's in it for you?

You will get the opportunity to work in a values-led organisation with a supportive family-friendly environment. At DLi, we offer you training and professional development, a competitive salary and attractive salary sacrifice options. You will be joining DLi as we continue to build our services in line with our new strategic growth plan.

To be successful in this role, the following criteria are essential;

  • Proficient Behaviour Support Practitioner (Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner).
  • Tertiary qualification/s in disability, allied health, developmental education, or related field or equivalent experience at a senior or management level within the disability sector.
  • Qualification(s) in Management/Leadership, and/or demonstrated ability and experience.
  • Full membership with Developmental Educators Australia Inc (DEAI).
  • Child Safe Environment certificate, if working with children under 18 years of age.
  • Current and valid NDIS Worker Screening Check or DHS Disability Clearance and Working with Children Check (WWCC).
  • Current South Australian Driver’s licence.
  • Proof of the right to work in Australia.
  • NDIS Quality, Safety and You Certificate.

*This position is within the disability sector and is subject to the relevant Emergency Management Direction 2022.

Next steps

If you believe that you fit the above and would like to submit your application, click Apply Now. We will then make contact with preferred candidates.

DLi is committed to improving and sustaining employment outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We are on an exciting journey, and we invite you to apply to join us on the ride!

For further information about the role please contact our People & Culture team at hr@dli.org.au using the subject line: Specialist Support Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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