Disability Support Lead (Team Leader) – Day Services Wallara Australia Ltd


Are you an innovative leader in providing excellent support to adults with different abilities? Do you value empowering clients to express themselves creatively? Believe in the importance of any level of independence that they want to work towards?

About the role

We are searching for a passionate Support Lead with strong leadership skills and experience in developing programs, leading a team and collaborating with clients and families to ensure the absolute best support is provided. It is a full-time position at our Mulgrave site.

You’ll need to thrive in a busy, fast paced environment, have fantastic interpersonal skills and love collaborating with other divisions to create exceptional client experiences.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Previous experience in effectively supervising, managing and leading teams
  • Ability to provide direct support at least 2 days per week
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience and demonstrated knowledge within the disability sector
  • Previous experience in implementing positive behaviour support strategies 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in effectively implementing communication strategies for clients who use alternatives to speech
  • A passion for supporting people with disabilities to achieve the best they can – bring your special talents to their experience!
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to prevent and resolve issues and to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to advocate and promote community inclusion and person-centred support that exceeds standards and is delivered within the available resources – be creative!
  • Experience in delivering on individualized plans
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to think laterally
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Commitment to exceptional service delivery and a demonstrated professional approach to work
  • Commitment to the principles of WHS, EEO, Cultural Diversity and all relevant legislation

Must haves

  • Right to work in Australia
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check 
  • Full Victorian driver licence
  • Current Level 2 First Aid and CPR
  • Evidence of Covid-19 vaccination (or medical exemption)

Work perks

  • A supportive and collaborative work culture
  • Competitive salary including salary packaging options
  • Professional development and training
  • Career opportunities and pathways
  • Access to employee benefits and discounts

About Wallara

Wallara Australia is a unique non-profit organisation based in Melbourne’s South East. Every day we  provide creative services for Australia’s largest minority group – people with disabilities.  We coach them to grow as individuals, to work productively, to explore their communities and to live the way they choose.

Why a career with Wallara?  Because when you join Wallara, you’ll join a movement! We’re driving social change for people with different abilities and we’re having a good time doing it! We’re passionate, professional, and purposeful about our mission. We also value innovation, collaboration and celebration. It’s just the way we roll!  So if you believe the future is inclusive, you’ll feel right at home with us.

The Wallara Way:

  • Be creative and push the boundaries
  • Think client first
  • Do the right thing
  • Together we make a difference
  • Have fun and celebrate awesomeness

How to apply

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding role please apply through SEEK.  Please note, applications must include a resume and cover letter and only applications that meet the selection criteria will be considered. 

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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Our clients come from all communities and so do our people. Wallara is an equal opportunity employer – all abilities and from every walk of life, inclusion is why we exist. If you share our values and want to drive social change to empower people with different abilities, Wallara may be your next workplace.



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