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Workforce Coordinator

About Us:

Possability is an Australian not-for-profit organisation, providing quality individual and flexible support options to people with disability, children and young people with a history of adversity.

We have a vision for a world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential. We believe that freedom and independence are fundamental human rights. We are committed to providing a quality service designed to be responsive and flexible to individual needs to enable people to achieve their personal goals.

About The Role:                                            

This role independently delivers or supervises casual workforce that support 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Manage a staff team and related services including:
    • contribute to staff replacement and leave planning
    • carry out the interview and orientation process of casual staff recruitment
    • allocate work across a team
    • plan for staff capability including: staff induction; identify role expectations and performance requirements to staff; inform staff on policies and standards within area of responsibility
    • review staff decisions and performance
    • ensure service records and accounts are accurate, regularly updated and comply with organisational standards
    • implement quality improvements and process changes
    • budgetary oversight.
  2. Advocate within the broader community on behalf of clients and their families to support inclusion, participation and respect for rights.
  3. Participate in internal or community information sessions or consultative processes that relate to client and service issues.
  4. Work to develop and maintain team morale and effectiveness and provide day-to-day mentoring and share practice knowledge.
  5. Identify learning and career development opportunities.
  6. Define and maintain professional boundaries.
  7. Work independently or as a team supervisor, with access to supervision, in a range of organisational relationships.
  8. Determine matters on a day-to-day basis, handling commonly occurring situations or cases within an area of practice, and reporting regularly to a manager who has overall accountability for the area or program.

Role requirements:

Recognised experience and knowledge in the field of disability and ability to apply policies and

processes to meet challenges of known or evolving disability support situations would be expected.

This includes:

  • specialised and contemporary understanding of disability and an ability to apply this theoretical knowledge to client support
  • knowledge of and skill with coaching, supervision and planning practices
  • knowledge of complex conditions that impact on disability and the capacity to remain up-to-date with related developments

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the following attributes;

  • Advanced Diploma Disability Work, or Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability), or registered or eligibility to be registered as a Mental Retardation Nurse or other qualification recognised within Possability guidelines as being equivalent and a copy must be provided with your application.
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.
  • A full driver’s licence.
To apply

Possability is a leading non-profit organisation, providing a wide range of services to people with disability and children and youth facing adversity.

We are a values-based organisation and all our employees are expected to adhere to, support and promote our values at all times. A commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People Standards is required.

Before you consider submitting an application take a moment to review our recruitment process, values, and the PD – Workforce Coordinator

Please note that to complete the application form you will need to upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job and your skills and experience.

Please submit your application by 5pm 17 June 2020.

For more information email us at careers@possability.com.au or call 6234 1522.

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