Team Leader, Disability

 Team Leader, disability


·          Permanent full time role

·          Leading SA profit-for-purpose disability organisation

·          Competitive remuneration and salary packaging

 About us

At Cara we have a long and proud history of over 60 years, we are a growing South Australian disability organisation with almost 1,000 employees supporting over 750 customers in respite, accommodation and Home Community Support.


As a leading disability service provider, Cara is committed to working alongside children and adults with disability to grow as individuals and live a life rich in opportunities. Our promise is ‘we find possible’.  Our work is guided by four key values – we make it personal, we are careful, we discover and create, and we are persistent

Come and find possible with us!


Your new role

This is a specialised role in a children’s centre based respite setting, looking after children who require support in managing their disability specific needs and at times, behaviours of concern.  You will have a proven background in high health support and behavioural management, using behaviour support practices including ABC charting, protocols, Restrictive Practices – both episodic and emergency.

You will need strong and proven leadership and people management skills to successfully manage the team of Community Support Workers supporting these customers.

Skills and experience

·          Previous experience in a Team Leader role in disability (preferred) or a similar setting

·          Experience with dual disabilities and behaviour management and associated practises and recording processes

·          Sound understanding of person centred philosophy and active support practice

·          Resilient and grounded approach 

·          Experience supporting customers with complex high health needs 

·          Strong customer service and family liaison skills

·          Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·          An influencer and good listener




Essential criteria:

·          You will need current South Australian DHS (Department of Human Services) clearances for both Disability Employment Services and Working With Children checks

·          Certificate IV in Disability or related experience

·          Current Provide First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)

·          Current South Australian Driver’s Licence

·          Strong Knowledge of NDIS

We offer:

·          Flexible work hours

·          Competitive remuneration package including salary sacrifice benefits

·          Rewarding friendly work environment

·          On the job paid training

·         Great career opportunities in a growing organisation 

·         Values based organisation focusing on our people

·         Access to Smart technology including laptop

·         Competitive remuneration package including salary sacrifice benefits


How do I apply?

To submit an application click APPLY now including a Cover Letter and Resume

To view the Position Description please click here

Follow us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/2880209/life/

Visit our website at www.cara.org.au

For any enquiries contact the Cara Recruitment Team on (08) 8347 4588 

The Closing Date for this role is Tuesday, 27 August 2019 by Close of business