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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Community Services >
Social Working

Job Type:
Full-time Permanent/Temporary

Location:
Regional NT
Australia

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House Manager. Permanent Full Time - Darwin

Job Reference: 3314938

You will lead a team of Residential Support Workers and manage a Residential Care site in the Darwin area.

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits
  • Ongoing training and development

About the organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 employees working in more than 440 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
As the House Manager, you will lead a team of Residential Support Workers and manage a Residential Care site in the Darwin area. Life Without Barriers are committed to improving services to the young people we support and as a result will be implementing changes to contemporary practices to better serve our people.
 
The roster for this position consists of shift work from 0600-21:00 Monday to Friday.
 
We are only accepting applications from candidates that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
 
Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in a State or territory legislation and permitted as a ‘special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  
Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Residential workers within a residential house.
  • Develop and implement high quality case plans or Individual Plans for LWB young people.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of the Departmental Case Plan, and subsequently developing and implementing the LWB Case plan that drives day to day service delivery.
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with young people in residential care in order to promote positive outcomes.
  • Ensure the relevant database is up to date with all client information.
  • Meet with young people and family members to gather input for case plans and ensure their views are represented.
  • Provide clear and detailed information to inform the development of case plans, or individual plans.
  • Support and maintain young person’s welfare and interests at all times.
  • Coordinate and support the care team involved in the delivery of the case plan or individual plan.
  • Manage allocated house budget and ensure that services are delivered within allocated budget.
  • Coordinate the intake of new young people into Residential Care.
Skills & Experience
  • Tertiary qualification in Human Services or related discipline or equivalent relevant experience. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of current casework practice for children and young people, people with a disability or people with a mental health issue.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop quality case plans or individual plans that are consistent with appropriate policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously in carrying out agreed case plans, or individual plans, for multiple young people simultaneously.  
  • Experience in the co-ordination and management of 24-hour residential services for vulnerable people.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work in a fast paced environment dealing with complex and challenging situations.
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).
   
Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits, including Salary Packaging
  • Ongoing training and development
Applications close Midnight on Sunday 28th April
How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries contact recruitment@lwb.org.au
 
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

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