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Team Leader - Broken Hill

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Empowering people with disability to live life the way they choose is at the heart of how Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control, and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is the career move for you.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose 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 and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

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

Working within our Disability Team in Broken Hill, this role is responsible for coordinating and managing the running of a Supported Independent Living home. Managing a team of at least 12 Disability Support Workers, you will provide ongoing guidance, mentoring and training to ensure that a high standard of support and care for our clients is achieved.

We are looking for someone who is resilient and confident in managing a team, strongly aligns to our values and has significant experience working with clients face to face, and experience managing rosters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct assistance and support to people with disability including those who present with complex support needs and behaviours of concern
  • Coordinate and manage the daily operations of support services
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders; including clients, families and guardians
  • Provide ongoing guidance, mentoring and training to a team of Disability Support Workers
  • Complete documentation and administrative tasks including the regular review of client services agreements and individual plans
  • Coordinate rostering and timesheet requirements according to individual supports needs and service funding

Skills & Experience

  • Strong coordination and leadership experience
  • Industry experienced is preferred
  • Diploma in relevant Social & Community Services or equivalent experience
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence & First Aid Certificate
  • Strong understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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).

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 Emma Kennedy at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Team Leader - Broken Hill 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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