• 20-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (IDLE)
  • Dubbo, AUS
  • $72,000 - 78,000 Base
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Westhaven Ltd has been providing support to children, young people and their siblings, and adults with disabilities to live the life the way they choose for more than 60 years.

We are focused on providing our children, young people and participants with a high level of quality care.

Westhaven employees are rewarded with ongoing benefits including:

  • discounted gym memberships,
  • on and off the job training,
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service and
  • Salary packaging.

We are seeking candidates who are interested in joining the Westhaven talent pool for Team Leaders within our Adult Services division. This is a great opportunity for you to be considered for a Team Leader or other similar roles that may come up in Westhaven over the next 12 months. Ongoing and temporary employment opportunities may be offered. This talent pool is to be used for positions located in Dubbo, NSW.

If you are deemed suitable for the position, you may be placed on an eligibility list. Applicants placed on an eligibility list are ranked in order of merit. If the position you applied for, or a similar position, becomes available within the period the list is active, the position may be offered to the next ranked candidate on the list. If you are placed on an eligibility list, you will also be given the opportunity for consideration for other similar vacancies that may occur in this period.

You should prepare a succinct application demonstrating why you believe you are the best person for the position. Your application should include your resume / CV and cover letter addressing why you are the right candidate and should include your claims against necessary skills and experience required for the position. As you progress through the recruitment process, you will be requested to provide further information and documentation at the appropriate stages of the process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of support services, including the supervision and support to Support Workers
  • Provide direct assistance and support to adults with a disability.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders including clients, families and guardians.
  • Assist will rostering of Support Workers
  • Undertake administrative duties including but not limited implementation, review and maintenance of individual service agreements.
  • Provide On Call Services as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum degree or diploma in Community Services, Youth Work or similar, or equivalent experience working with children and people and their families in a community services environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching and team management skills.
  • Strong understanding of trauma and its impact on the development and behaviour.
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable to changing circumstances and organisational requirements, and contribute to the needs of a rapidly expanding service.
  • High level of written, verbal and computer-based communication skills, including high level negotiation skills.
  • Current Driver's licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check, NDIS Worker Check Number and a Criminal Records Check obtained within the last 6 months.
  • Completion of the 'NDIS Worker Orientation Module" https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au/login/index.php

Holding a current Working with Children Check, and NDIS Worker Check number and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

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