Number of vacancies available: 4 Positions (3 x Full Time Ongoing, 1 x Full Time Fixed Term 28/05/2017 – 01/11/2018)
Office Location(s): Blackburn South, Doncaster East, Wantirna South and Bayswater
A Disability Development and Support Officer Level 3A House Supervisor manages and provides leadership to a team (up to 12) of Disability Development and Support Officers in a community group home.
The role is required to liaise with managers and staff of government and non-government service providers, community groups, and other interested parties in relation to client related and service delivery issues, and participate in the monitoring and evaluation of service performance and client outcomes. The role requires highly developed leadership, management and practice knowledge to facilitate quality service outcomes in more complex environments.
• Positions at the DDSO-3A level require an 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 departmental 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 is required as some positions and shifts may be required to drive clients to appointments and other locations.
• A level 2 First Aid Certificate is required.
• 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:
• Expert 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
• A leader who has a strong ability to engage and build teams?
• A good communicator?
• Enthusiastic and have a desire to achieve great outcomes?
• Confident and experienced in working with people who have complex support requirements?
For further information on the position description and the selection criteria visit; www.careers.vic.gov.au
Job Reference Number: VG/DHHS/EED/94667
Applications Close: Midnight, Sunday 2 April 2017
For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au
To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au
Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.
The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, please contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au