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Team Leader, Aged Home Care - Canberra

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Permanent Full Time role to start immediately

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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, 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 looking for an experienced Team Leader for our Aged Care Program based in Canberra. We provide community based Home Care Support to a large number of clients across Canberra and surrounds.

You will be responsible in leading and motivating a cohort of 20-30 community based support workers, as well as managing a caseload of clients accessing services through Home Care Package (HCP) Program. Collaborate with other leaders and internal stakeholders to ensure smooth daily operations and a high quality of person-centred care for our clients.

The ordinary hours of work are Monday - Friday during business hours, however, may alter dependant on client needs. We are looking for someone with prior leadership experience within the Aged Care industry and a strong understanding of the Aged Care Standards and Home Care Package principles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, lead, motivate and manage a cohort of 20-30 community based home care workers (includes domestic assistance and support workers)
  • Ensure development, implementation and monitoring of relevant Home Care Package plans are in collaboration with clients and or their support networks
  • Model appropriate conflict resolution, communication, and positive behaviour management skills, point of escalation and adjudication where relevant for client and direct staff feedback
  • Communicate and act in ways that are consistent with Life Without Barriers values: Responsive, Imaginative, Courageous, Respectful and Relationships


  • Meaningful work opportunity at one of Australia's largest and leading Social Purpose Organisations
  • Partner and collaborate with industry leaders within Aged Care Programs and grow your skillset
  • Competitive remuneration, 10% Superannuation from 1 July 2021 onwards
  • Salary Packaging Benefits and Car Leasing options through Maxxia
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO)

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Relevant qualifications in Human Services, Aged Care, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a leadership role within the Care Industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of person-centred thinking, Aged Care Standards and the principles of HCP/CHSP/VHC

Successful candidates will be required to clear relevant state-based probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and the ACT Working With Vulnerable People Card.

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 Brooke Niass at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader, Aged Home Care - Canberra 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 here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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