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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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Actively supervising the delivery of services to a high support house with one ambulant person,  providing for the day to day care requirements personal, physical and medical to provide quality care and positive outcomes in line with the individuals’ care and support plans.

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

This role independently delivers and supervises 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.

Actively supervising the delivery of services to a high support house with one ambulant person,  providing for the day to day care requirements personal, physical and medical to provide quality care and positive outcomes in line with the individuals’ care and support plans. These clients have PEG and Catheter needs, we would provide training in this area. 

 
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.
  • Full Time roster

Qualifications

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

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 (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 recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 21st November 

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, 21 Nov 2019

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