We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Advanced Disability Development & Support Officer DDSO2A - FT Bundoora VDAS (494990)

Apply now Job no: 494823
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 530 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 is a great opportunity to enter a front-line management role with enormous potential. It offers a career pathway to build upon your qualifications and further your leadership and client management skills. The role is responsible for providing support and information for people with disabilities, across their life cycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful new addition to our team, we need you to actively demonstrate previous successes working clients with behaviours of concern and people requiring mental health supports. You will have proven experience in working in group homes and have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation as well as excellent skills in communicating effectively with a diverse group of key stakeholders as a leader, mentor and advocate for clients and staff alike. You must be a hands-on team player with leadership capabilities able to support the House Supervisor as a 2IC promote and provide best practice support to clients as well as supervision and mentoring of other team members.

This is a mixed house 5 residents – with complex high behaviour support needs, requiring experience managing complex behaviours of concern and providing assistance with physical support, mostly ambulant 2 clients walking with frames. All clients are good communicators and one is able to sign.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in assisting these  clients achieve their individual goals (positive high functioning clients with positive decision-making capabilities). 

The Roster line is days/evenings with no sleepover or active nights requirements. Every second weekend off Sat/Sun & Monday.  The team are experienced staff and are ready and willing to provide positive mentoring support.  

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management or equivalent Disability related qualification - candidates currently studying for this qualification may be considered depending upon experience.
  • Current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Full driver’s licence
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is an essential pre-requisite

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 general enquiries (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact angela.hayes2@lwb.org.au.

Applications close at midnight on 6th December 2020.

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

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