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Supported Independent Living Specialist - Warragul / Traralgon

Wellways Australia
  • Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
  • Full time, ongoing position
  • $84k annual salary + superannuation + salary packaging + leave loading

About the program

Consumer Directed Services (CDS) refers to services which are led by and funded by individual consumers. This includes services such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services, iCare, Insurances and brokers. These services provide support, care and access to services and technology for Australians with disabilities as well as their families and carers.

About the Role

As the Supported Independent Living (SIL) Specialist, you will provide oversight and support to all SIL / ILO business within your region to ensure participants are supported to live a fulfilling and meaningful life in the community. You will be responsible for undertaking the role of the APO (Authorised Program Officer VIC) ensuring that all restrictive practices are reported appropriately and provide CDS staff with advice and support related to assisting CDS participants who present with behaviours of concern.

This position will be working across Wellways teams and with various external stakeholders which include the NDIA, other disability service providers, families and health professionals within the circle of participants.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting consistency of practice across SIL / TAC services
  • SIL / ILO quoting and roster of care development
  • Setting up new SIL / ILO programs
  • Recruiting, onboarding, training and mentoring SIL / ILO staff
  • Leading practice support relating to complex work, and running 24/7 services

What do you need?

  • Minimum Diploma level or commensurate experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Right to work within Australia
  • Current valid driver's licence
  • Satisfactory police records check
  • Satisfactory Working with Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module completion certificate
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Appropriate IT Skills

Benefits & Culture

Wellways supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals to their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites where you can gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.

  • Join a supportive team
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 per annum
  • Leave Loading
  • An Employee Assistance Program which aims to support and empower employees and their loved ones
  • Ongoing support and supervision

For a full list of our staff benefits, visit https://www.wellways.org/careers-wellways.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Beth Fogerty, Regional Manager Gippsland on 03 5622 4101.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply.

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment. ​

The health and safety of Wellways participants and employees is our highest priority and a significant number of roles within Wellways are covered by government Health Orders or Directives that require mandatory COVID vaccinations. Where a government Order or Directive applies, successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption prior to commencement.

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