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Team Leader Disability. Permanent, Full-time - Tamworth

Life Without Barriers

About the Organisation Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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, 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 In this role, you will focus on ensuring the individual needs of our clients are met, whilst maintaining an efficient and safe working environment for our staff.

You will also provide ongoing guidance, mentoring and training to a team of Disability Support Workers to ensure that a high standard of support and care for our clients is achieved. We are looking for someone who is resilient and confident in managing a team, has had experience working with clients with mental health and challenging behaviours. Life Without Barriers considers gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977(NSW) and so, we ask that only Female applicants apply.

Key Responsibilities Provide direct assistance and support to people with disability including those who present with complex support needs and behaviours of concern Coordinate and manage the daily operations of support services Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders; including clients, families and guardians Provide ongoing guidance, mentoring and training to a team of Disability Support Workers Complete documentation and administrative tasks including the regular review of client services agreements and individual plans Skills & Experience Strong coordination, leadership and peer support skills with the ability to influence and negotiate Diploma in relevant Social & Community Services or equivalent experience Current NSW Drivers Licence & First Aid Certificate Experience supporting clients with complex needs, behaviours of concern and mental health is essential Strong understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and a 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 Emma Kennedy at recruitmentlwb.

org.au. We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients.

With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview . Please note, preferred applicants may be contacted pr.


Date06 April 2021

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