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DS Team Leader

Job No: MCS351
Location: Wooloowin

Mercy Community Services SEQ Limited is a Catholic ministry finding inspiration in the Gospel, the charism of Mercy, the life of Catherine McAuley and the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy.

Do you want to make a difference?

Mercy Community Services (MCS) has supported the Queensland community for over 100 years. At any point in time, our 800-strong employees walk alongside more than 4000 people. In all our services, our employees connect with a range of clients, families, professional stakeholders, and community representatives; progressing our mission of supporting and inspiring people in need to live healthy connected lives within inclusive communities.

The Role:

Our Disability Services team at Wooloowin has this exciting opportunity available for a Team Leader to support and empower each person to enhance their independence, confidence and ability to make informed decisions about how they live their life.

This role will support our people to meet the challenges and participate in the opportunities within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland. This role will be involved in effecting change to promote MCS as a provider of choice within the market-driven environment of the NDIS. Therefore we are seeking a person who is enthusiastic, people focused and passionate about supporting and enabling people with a disability and their families/carers within our services to live their lives in a personalised and meaningful way.

This role is responsible for leading the provision of services within our Disability Services, including the day to day management of the service and supervising the team in providing individualised, person-centred and outcome driven support to each person, in line with organisational and industry standards, and within legislative and regulatory frameworks.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services, Disability Services, or similar
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Human Services Quality Framework standards and its application in day to day practice

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role

  • Strong, demonstrable experience in coaching and leading staff to implement best practice within a disability services settings
  • Ability to obtain positive notice in the legislatively required personal history check in line with service stream compliance requirements.

Mercy Community Services encourages and welcomes candidates from all cultural backgrounds and recommend that you view our Website and Employee Value Proposition for further information on who we are.

What We Offer:

This Permanent Full-time position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package in line with Level 5 of our Enterprise Agreement with the opportunity to increase your take-home pay by salary sacrificing up to $15,900 per annum.

To apply for this role:

To apply for this role please click the following link: Please submit a resume and a cover letter which addresses the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description (click here). Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

To be considered, please answer a few questions standard questions relating to this role; please ensure you follow the links in an email you will receive following your application.

Applications close at 9:00am on Friday the 5th May 2017

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position and employment is conditional upon obtaining and maintaining a clear personal history screening checks.

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