- Job Listing Date
- 9 Jan 2019
- Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
- Work Type
- Full Time
- Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support
About Autism Queensland
Autism Queensland provides specialised education, therapy and support services for people of all ages on the autism spectrum and their families. Further information can be found at www.autismqld.com.au.
About the Role
We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced Coordinator Community Services who is able to provide and coordinate quality services to adults and children on the autism spectrum. A person-centred approach is a must in this role as you work alongside other like minded team members to ensure our clients live their best life possible.
Clients have various care requirements so these positions are best suited to experienced and qualified coordinators who have exposure to challenging behaviour.
To access the Position Description, please visit the Work With Us page on our website - www.autismqld.com.au/page/workwithus
Duties & Responsibilities
- Coordinate up to five adult Supported Independent Living Service houses, and services for nominated individual clients, including preparation of staff rosters and timesheets and arranging backfill for planned and unplanned staff absences
- Lead, develop mentor and support Lifestyle Support Workers to perform their role in accordance with AQQA standards, policies and procedures, conducting regular team meetings incorporating training and development activities as required
- Maintain physical Supported Independent Living services, including ongoing monitoring and auditing of resources and work practices in accordance with AQQA policies and procedures
- Develop, implement, actively monitor and regularly review client Positive Behaviour Support Plans in accordance with AQQA standards and legislative requirements
- Work collaboratively with the Supported Independent Living and Community Services leadership team, Lifestyle Support Workers and Restrictive Practices Guardian to conduct regular assessment and achieve positive outcomes for clients under restrictive practices
- Transport clients safely as required to attend day programs, medical appointments or for community access
- Under direction of the Manager Community Services, liaise and maintain professional working relationships with client families, guardians and/or the Community Visitor, relevant government and community agencies to coordinate services, support staffing, community access, ongoing service development and compliance with Human Service Quality standards
- In accordance with AQQA policies and procedures, prepare and maintain accurate documentation and reporting as required by government and funding bodies and for respite clients, including waiting lists, client rosters, creation and maintenance of client records on the Autism Queensland (AQUA) database
Skills & Experience
- Certificate III or IV in Disability Services or higher relevant qualification
- Minimum two years' experience as a Lifestyle Support Worker, ideally including at Autism Queensland
- Sound knowledge and demonstrated understanding of Human Service Quality Standards
- Experience with implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans
- An understanding of transitioning clients to the NDIS
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a team
- Proven ability to communicate constructively and effectively – both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrated literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to support AQQA documentation and financial administration requirements
- Proven strong attention to detail and organizational skills including ability to work across multiple service outlets
- Experience working with adults and children on the autism spectrum or with a disability
- Knowledge of ProSims and its CRM capability
- Degree in Human Services, Psychology or similar
Culture & Benefits
Autism Queensland is an inspiring, caring and fun place to work with supportive, passionate and friendly colleagues and leaders who value your contribution and share your commitment to achieving work-life balance. Your work will be both challenging and rewarding and you will find scope and support for personal as well as professional development. You'll also enjoy the financial benefits of our generous salary sacrificing program!
How To Apply
If this opportunity is of interest to you, please apply ASAP via Seek! Your application should include:
1. A cover letter outlining your suitability for this position;
2. A current CV / resume with contact details of at least two referees (who will only be contacted with your explicit consent following interview);
3. Details of current professional registration, Blue Card or Yellow Card if/as relevant.
- Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
- Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
- Have you completed a qualification in disability?
- Which of the following First Aid accreditations do you currently hold?
- Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?