About the role
We are now seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our Disability Services and lead a team of dedicated Disability Support Workers by promoting person-centred active support to facilitate community inclusion in one of many programs. Our aim is to empower clients to make choices, achieve their goals and lead a rewarding life.
This is a full time contract role until January 2022.
The key responsibilities of this role are:
- Establish and maintain a supportive environment of inclusion and person centred active support
- Promote community integration in all aspects of a person’s life
- Demonstrate the ability to support individuals in a small group setting
- Support and facilitate client bookings, intake and assessment
- Empower clients to maximise personal decision-making opportunities
- Maintain effective interpersonal communication with staff and clients
- Liaise with relevant agencies/community resources, colleagues and families to ensure continuity of care and goals are met
- Commit to best practice principles by identifying and contributing to projects
- Implement Continuous Improvement in all aspects of service delivery
- Support and empower vulnerable people to report and speak out against instances of abuse or potential abuse.
- Demonstrate leadership and provide skills development to disability support workers
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Certificate IV Community Services – Disability or recognised equivalent
- Substantial experience in the disability services with a focus on community engagement
- Ability to effectively manage work schedule, and to work both independently and as part of a team
- Demonstrated ability to work with and assist staff to effectively support clients according to their individual needs and personal preferences
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and good computer skills
- Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
- Level 2 First Aid Certificate, Police Check and Working with Children’s Check
- Full time availability in school holiday periods
About the organisation
What we do
Jewish Care Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation, is the largest provider of disability, aged and community services for the Jewish Community in Victoria. Services include Disability, Mental Health, Aged Residential Care, Assessment Referral and Individual Support Services and Family Services and Holocaust Survivors Programs.
Benefits and Culture
Jewish Care is committed to the professional development of all staff, providing ongoing opportunities to upgrade staff skill set and expertise. We aim to provide the highest standard of professional and personal support offering flexibility and conditions not readily available elsewhere, including the option of maximising your income with salary packaging.
Our recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of our clients, relevant screening and police checks will be conducted.
Jewish Care proudly celebrates and warmly welcomes the rich diversity of our community and strives to be inclusive for all, including the LGBTI+ community
Jewish Care acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. Our services and supports are provided on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people, and we deeply respect and honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connection to land, waters and community.
We look forward to hearing from you today
How to apply
Please apply via the link which will lead you to our Jewish Care application portal.
Please quote in application: Practice Leader – Disability Services via Pro Bono Australia.