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Skills 4 Life Disability Service Team Leader / Support Worker

The Salvation Army

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

THE ROLE

This position leads a team of Disability Support Workers to deliver quality / person-centred / customer focused outcomes for the young people being supported. Within the parameters of the role, the position is responsible for the quality of services, ensuring timeliness, staff performance, staff rostering whilst working within the agreed budget.

You will be responsible for monitoring and care for the needs of young people aged 8-25 who have disabilities with attention to their parents/carers, education, safety and duty of care. This position requires willingness and physical fitness to participate in a variety of programs including physical activities in the outdoors. Community inclusion, independence, decision making and personal choice should be promoted through these supports, with a focus on individual needs.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation

HOURS AND SALARY

This is a permanent full time position, number of hours per week.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 4.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability
  • 5 years' experience working in Disability sector or understanding of disability, mental illness and the needs of parents/carers
  • Genuine desire to provide the best quality support for people with disabilities
  • Experience in managing both staff and volunteers (highly desired)
  • Ability to support and direct staff with tasks as required and requested by the Program Coordinator
  • High level of customer service skills, including complaint handling.
  • Willing to participate in activities in the outdoors with young people
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively with clients, their families, community agencies and other professionals
  • Ability to work in a very busy environment and to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues
  • Valid Driver's License
  • A cleared Working with Children Check or willing to obtain
  • Willing to obtain National Criminal Record Clearance

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • People with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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