Disability Care Team Leader | Supported Accommodation - MASCOT, NSW

Qualified Carers Services Pty Ltd

Driver's Licence, Understanding of the NDIS, Tertiary qualifications, First Aid & Epilepsy Certificate - willing to obtain, Available to be on-call

  • Join a major provider of services to Supported Accommodation houses
  • Join an EEO Employer
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities.
Please Note: No Sponsorship is offered for this position

Disability Care Team Leader | Supported Accommodation - MASCOT (Eastern Suburbs), NSW

Seeking a Full Time Team Leader to manage the day to day operations of one of Supported Accommodation houses in Mascot, Sydney.

Join a major provider of services to the Jewish community in Sydney for over 80 years. In order to achieve the mission of supporting and strengthening the resilience and independence of the community, offering assistance in the areas of Child and Family Services, Mental Health Programs, Disability Services and Community Aged Services.

Passionate about the work  and believe that the staff are the most important asset in providing the best care and support to the vulnerable and needy people in the community.

Within the employer's Disability Services, the Supported Accommodation Program currently provides 24/7 accommodation and support services to 15 individuals across 4 group homes in the Eastern Suburbs. The aim of the program is to develop individual living skills in a caring and supportive environment within the community.

What the role is:

Looking for an experienced Full Time Team Leader to lead and manage a team providing support to clients living in one of the 4 group homes, in Mascot. As Team Leader you will be responsible for ensuring that the people you are supporting have meaningful engagement with the community in all its forms and ensuring their complex needs are being met.

Encouraging you to be creative, flexible and innovative in exploring different ways to support people to live a good life, creating opportunities for the people supporting while guiding your team to perform their best within the values of the organisation.

You will need to be:
  • Flexible in your working hours, able to start at 06:00 and work the shift that finishes at 22:00, willing to work sleepovers
  • Have an understanding of the NDIS
  • Outcome focused, motivated, able to prioritize your workload and have excellent time management
  • Available to be on-call on a 5-6 week roster basis
    Essential Criteria
  • Tertiary qualifications in Disability, Social Work, Social Science, Allied Health or Nursing
  • Strong people management experience, including staff supervision, coaching and ability to facilitate complex team dynamics
  • Ability to facilitate and implement Person Centred plans, Behaviour Support plans and Health Care plans
  • Experience in working with people with a disability and challenging behaviours, preferably within a supported accommodation setting
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a range of activities that encourage access to the community
  • Sound knowledge of NDIS and Supported Independent Living
  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritise workload
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain links with families
  • Current drivers licence and willingness to drive
  • An understanding and commitment to the principles of the Disability Service Standards, knowledge of relevant legislation, WHS legislation and its implications for clients
  • High levels of enthusiasm, initiative and a positive attitude
  • Intermediate to advanced level of computer skills
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills
  • Willingness to work across a range of shifts including weekends and participate in On Call Roster
  • First Aid Certificate and Epilepsy Certificate or wiliness to obtain prior to commencement
Desirable Criteria and Experience
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and an understanding of Jewish values, heritage and culture
Knowledge and experience of people with mental health issues
Please address the above criteria in your cover letter and CV.
An EEO Employer committed to the principles of cultural diversity and gender equality. Offering a family friendly flexible workplace, ongoing learning and development opportunities.

***Please note that all shortlisted applicants for these position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and visa check (if applicable). 

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