Disability Support Leader. Permanent Full Time - Alice Springs

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Alice Springs & Central Australia
Categories: Disability

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 and refugees and asylum seekers.   

Empowering people with disability to live life the way they choose is at the heart of how Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control, and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is the career move for you.

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

We are seeking to recruit to the position of Disability Support Leader, which will play a critical role in providing personalised coaching and mentoring for Disability Support Workers, so they can uplift their skills and knowledge as disability support professionals. You will manage a number of houses across Alice Springs, ensuring clients are enabled to maximise choice and control, and employees are actively supporting services to be safe and compliant. This is a permanent full-time position in a forward thinking organisation where you will demonstrate your leadership skills, experience in the disability sector and focus on strength-based practice and empowerment. The Disability Support Leader is key to implementation of the Active Support Practice Framework, and will coach teams to embed and maintain person centred active supports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team and provide advice and supervision to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ensure staff are skilled and knowledgeable in the delivery of contemporary disability services guided by the people we support  
  • Facilitate and manage a partnership approach with families and supporters
  • Manage the running of services including budgets, compliance, reporting and staff ratios
  • Collaborate with key business partners to ensure national consistency in delivering a positive service
  • Manage, monitor and report on incidents and complaints
  • Communicate and act in ways that are consistent with Life Without Barriers’ values
  • Participate and share the responsibility of an on-call roster

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in a leadership position within the delivery of services to people with a disability
  • Diploma in relevant Social & Community Services or relevant experience
  • Current unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Established influencing and negotiation skills
  • A passion and drive to use your leadership capability to make an impact in the sector
  • Ability to think creatively and use initiative

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, an NDIS Workers Screening Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
  • Join Australia’s largest supported independent living provider
  • $41.52 base hourly rate (approximately $82,043.52 full time equivalent) per annum + Super
  • Be supported by teams of experts in our established Centre of Practice Excellence
  • Career pathways across national programs

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 lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au

Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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Applications close: AUS Central Standard Time

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