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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Health, Medical & Allied Services

Job Type:
Permanent Full Time

Location:
Melbourne
Australia

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House Supervisor, Blackburn - Fixed Term:March 2020 - February 2021

Job Reference: 493480

Supervise staff services to support people with disabilities, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion.

About the Organisation
 
 
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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

Situated in Blackburn, this role will supervise staff services to support people with disabilities, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion, in the least restrictive environment. The successful person will be required to demonstrate strong leadership qualities, have experience in working in group homes, with individuals with high support needs and have strong knowledge of relevant legislation and excellent skills in communicating effectively with a diverse group of key stakeholders.

This role is for a fixed term period, commencing in March 2020 and ending in February 2021.

To be successful in this role you will have experience working in a complex location with varying behaviours and requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and plan support for people with disabilities, within their home and community, to participate in a range of life areas (including personal health and well-being, social, recreational and daily living activities) based on the goals of individual support plans
  • Advocate within the broader community on behalf of clients and their families, to support inclusion, participation and respect for rights
  • Convey information, to clients and their families, and other people in the lives of clients and participate in negotiations with family members, medical services, activity services and other community services to help meet daily client needs and/or plan support for future client requirements
  • Manage a small staff team and related services including but not restricted to, roster development, shift allocation, supervision etc

Qualifications

  • Cert IV in disability or Community welfare
  • Current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Full driver’s licence
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate

Skills & Experience

  • Client management skills:  Demonstrated ability to probe for the facts, liaise with stakeholders and analyse issues from different perspectives in order to identify and propose workable strategies to effectively support the well-being of the clients moving forward.
  • Interpersonal skills: linking positive communication skills with the ability to empathise and consider the opinions ideas and views of others to establish a sound understanding of client’s needs and express personal views in a constructive, empathetic and diplomatic way;
  • Environmental awareness: demonstrated ability to draw upon the knowledge and expertise of other stakeholders and professionals, to obtain their perspective and expertise and consult experts to gain broader and deeper understanding of a specific issue; seeks underlying reasons for a presenting issue.
  • Self-management skills: ability to evidence sound planning and prioritisation to ensure positive outcomes are achieved – recognising individual strengths and areas for development to ensure consistency of service and suitability of actions.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on 30th January 2020.

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) 

Closing Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2020

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