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House Supervisor - Doncaster East

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of over 8000 employees working in more than 530 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.

About the role

We are currently seeking a House Supervisor for a complex needs house situated in the Eastern suburb of Doncaster East.

This position will be responsible for independently supervising house staff and services to provide positive support to people with disabilities, across their life cycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a quality life with dignity and respect in the least restrictive environment. 

Taking on the role of House Supervisor, you will be required to demonstrate strong leadership qualities, have significant experience in working with clients in a small group home setting and experience with complex behaviour and health support needs including personal care. You will also have strong knowledge of relevant legislation and NDIS support knowledge as well as excellent skills in communicating effectively with a diverse group of key stakeholders.


  • Lead and plan support for people with disabilities to participate in a range of life areas based on the goals of individual support plans.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and their families, to support inclusion, participation and respect for rights.
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies or seek appropriate medical assistance according to prescribed protocols.
  • Work to develop and maintain team morale and effectiveness and provide day-to-day mentoring and best practice knowledge.
  • Work to mentor and develop of staff through PDS.
  • Manage 1st level performance management.
  • Be professionally accountable for autonomous decisions that impact on clients and staff, made within bounds of department policy and with management support.
  • Prepare detailed reports, data and notation within area of expertise or responsibility and identify areas of service improvement.
  • Implementing positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Implementing and supporting staff to engage in meaningful active engagement with clients with complex behaviours.
  • Ability to build positive staffing teams, leading through transitions. 
  • Working with complex families to achieve positive outcomes. Building workable relationships to improve outcomes for clients.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Hold a Certificate 4 in Disability.
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior disability support worker supporting clients within a residential setting.
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate.
  • A current unrestricted Victorian Drivers Licence.
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities.

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). 

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.


  • Competitive Salary based on qualification and experience.
  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations with an enviable reputation in this sector.
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities.
  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity & equality.
  • Non profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au using the subject line: House Supervisor - Doncaster East enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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 here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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