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LAC Team Leader – Tamworth

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Organisation : St Vincent de Paul Society

Location : NSW Regional (Tamworth)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : From $77k p.a - (Level 5 - SCHCADS Award) plus access to generous salary packaging up to $18,000pa +9.5% super

Application closing date : 16 Jul, 2019

About the role

Are you interested in leading a team that supports one of the largest social reforms in Australia empowering individuals and building inclusive communities?

  • Full time (38 hrs per week) Maternity leave cover role until January 2020.
  • From $77k p.a – (Level 5 – SCHCADS Award) plus access to generous salary packaging up to $18,000pa +9.5% super
  • Base location: Tamworth

About the Service

The Society delivers essential Local Area Coordination (LAC) services as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rollout in NSW. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a significant change in Australia’s ways of providing disability support with a focus on individual goals, choice, social inclusion and building capacity. NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The Role

Team Leaders are responsible for ongoing daily support to Local Area Coordinators to deliver quality supports and services to the people we serve in accordance with NDIA and Society processes, policies, targets and the Society ethos.

The focus of Team Leader activities may change over time based on the team’s participant load and level of community engagement and ILC work at any given time. A key focus of the Team Leader role is to guide and support their teams to deliver a locally based first point of contact designed to improve access to and engagement in, Local community and mainstream services. Further responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • Team Leaders are expected to model positive behaviors that encourage a culture of innovation and accountability in all team members as they deliver the LAC and ILC services.
  • Team Leaders may also be required to deliver LAC and ILC functions directly and work directly with participants, their support people or communities.

The focus of various LAC and ILC activities may change over time based on the participant loads and which stage participants are at in the NDIA pathway.

Please read the Position Description here.

The successful Team Leader candidates will have:

  • Certificate IV in Disability or Community Services (or working towards) and/or Demonstrated experience working in the human services sector e.g. disability, child services, allied health, social work, community development, education and/or relevant qualifications or training on social inclusion, community development and engagement or person centered thinking and planning.
  • Strong understanding of key principles of the NDIS for participants and communities.
  • Experience implementing person centered approaches and other contemporary disability and community services practices.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team including coaching mentoring and sound knowledge of WH&S legislation as it relates to the workplace.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, analyze, problem solve and contribute to consistent, yet innovative work practices.
  • Demonstrates ethical, inclusive and non-judgemental attitude towards others.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication (including report writing), interpersonal and negotiation sills.
  • Proven ability to be personally adaptable and support others in a changing environment and ability to prioritize competing demands.
  • Willingness to adhere to the mission and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflows, meet deadlines and achieve targets as an individual and through leadership across a team.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Eg Word, Excel) and experience working with client information systems.

Desirable experience/skills

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Health or at least 3 years’ experience in leadership role within disability.
  • Lived experience of disability will be highly regarded.
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to undertake regular travel.
  • Flexibility to attend meetings or travel outside of usual office hours as needed from time to time to support program needs.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (the Society) is committed to engaging a diverse workforce.
The Society recognises the value of an inclusive work environment and believes that our diversity is a strength in the work we do with our local communities. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

Come and join our team!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : St Vincent de Paul Society

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: LAC Team Leader - Tamworth via Pro Bono Australia.

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