House Supervisor. Perm and Contract - Melbourne Metro VDAS

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Employment type: Full Time, Part Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers was selected by the Victorian Government to operate a number of Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation and Assistance Programs (STAA) previously managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In the first half of 2019, 600 participants with disability and 1,200 employees transferred to work under the Life Without Barriers umbrella. With this opportunity comes a responsibility we take seriously about the trust placed in us by people and their families to provide support as a key disability provider in Victoria. See here for more information:


The DHHS has offered eligible employees Early Retirement Packages, resulting in several positions which we aim to recruit over the coming months. This creates opportunities to express interest in these positions and progress your career.

About the role

We are looking for all levels of House Supervisor (DDSO3 and DDSO3A) for various roles in the Melbourne Metro area.   This role independently delivers or 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 support several ageing clients, providing for the day to day care requirements both  personal and physical to provide quality care and positive outcomes in line with the individuals’ care and support plans. No medical needs from the current client group. 

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.


  • Cert IV in disability or Community welfare or Advanced Diploma Disability Work or a Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability)
  • 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

Applications close at midnight on December 15th 

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 ( 


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