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House Manager - Mental Health & Disability - Alice Springs

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Support people living with mental health and/or disability to be part of their local community
  • Permanent Full-Time roles based in Alice Springs
  • Ongoing training and mentoring support provided

About the role

As the House Manager you will be supporting our clients living in the community with complex mental health needs and social and emotional wellbeing support needs, you will also be responsible for ensuring that people with disability who are living in the local community are supported to live their best life.

You will do this by leading a team of support workers and providing on the ground coaching and supervision, liaising with stakeholders and families to support people to achieve their goals, partner with people to remain connected to their community and culture. You will be energetic, with a passion for partnering with people and engaging in person centred practice.

  • Ensure support to people with Mental Health and/or disability are connected to their family, culture and community.
  • Ensure all people with Mental Health and/or disability have opportunities to engage in activities in the community of their choice and to engage in meaningful programs or employment.
  • To ensure all Support Workers receive a high level of on the ground coaching and supervision and have support to complete a variety of training necessary to be able to provide a high level of quality care.
  • To ensure that the right supports are in place for all our staff to feel heard, respected and supported in their positions, including leading team meetings and inductions
  • Partner with people with a disability to engage in assessment and planning processes that ensure their support needs are meet.
  • Respond to behaviours of concern and complex health needs

You will be the house supervisor for a home with a person/people with disability and will have dedicated administration days as well as rostered on to 1-3 shifts per week, dependant on the support needs of the people in the home. You will have the option of also being rostered on one afternoon/evening shift per fortnight and one weekend shift per fortnight if this is what you desire.

You will also participate in an on-call roster on average 3-4 days per month for which you will be financially compensated for.

Skills & Experience 

  • Certificate IV in Disability or Advanced Certificate in Residential and Community Services or equivalent
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • Current unrestricted Australian driver licence
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team – essential
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of services to people with a disability, providing a professional and positive outlook and commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion empowerment, confidentiality and strength-based practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining & providing service user and staff confidentiality
  • Experience in the co-ordination and management of a Supported Independent Living services for vulnerable people.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage crises and critical issues and deal with complex and challenging situations.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply. 


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Permanent Full time employment
  • Competitive hourly rate and salary packaging options
  • Training and mentoring support

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading ‘House Manager - Mental Health. Alice enquiry via EthicalJobs.'

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview

 Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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