Lead Practitioner - Supported Living

UnitingCare Community
Job Description: 

The Lead Practitioner delivers sustainable high quality support to people with a disability so that they can achieve personal goals and maintain socially valued roles, friendships and relationships, within the resources available to them. These resources include funding, family, informal supports and community resources. The role is the senior direct delivery leadership role for support to assist people with a disability to achieve their personal planned outcomes.

Main requirements and duties of the position:

  • Work in collaboration with people with disabilities, their families, and personal networks to assist the people we serve in everyday living situations. This includes the provision of personal care and household management as needed.
  • Mentor and lead a team of Disability Support Practitioners to deliver high quality support.
  • Ensure safe, efficient and sustainable day to day management of resources for particular households, including staff, records, budget, buildings and vehicles.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Demonstrated ability in linking individuals with a disability into their community and acknowledging and rewarding their gifts so that both the individual with a disability and the wider community benefits.
  • Demonstrated ability that the people served have a reduced reliance on formal disability supports.
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively across all stakeholders, including application of the principles of family or self-governance, personal autonomy, choice and control and intentional safeguarding.
  • Knowledge of recruitment practices and principles including consultation and engagement with the people we serve and matching staff appropriately.
  • Take responsibility for decisions, rosters and other day to day requirements for efficient management of the service.
  • A current positive notice from Disability Services or ability to obtain same.
  • Current CPR, First Aid Certificate and Driver's Licence.
  • Capacity and willingness to work outside business hours on occasion if required.

These positions are based in the Graceville and Durack areas with some work in our Annerley office.

Further information on this position can be obtained by viewing the attached position description. All applicants must address the included selection criteria, and attach a current resume and cover letter. Should you require additional information, please contact as per the details below. Previous applicants need not apply.


base salary + super+ salary packaging + employee benefits

The UCC salary packaging program offers employees the opportunity to significantly increase their take home pay.   For more information please refer to http://www.accesspay.com.au/ebook/ebook.html or visit the AccessPay website (http://www.accesspay.com.au/Content.aspx?page=salarypackaging).

Culture and Benefits

Our shared values drive the way we work- Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together and Leading through Learning. Aligned to our values, our commitment to you is:

  • Training for your role now and development opportunities for your career
  • Diverse work arrangements and opportunities
  • Support to undertake tertiary study
  • Corporate private health discounts
  • Competitive personal and income insurance

UnitingCare Queensland is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for our clients.   We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the requirements of the position.

To apply go to our website www.uccommunity.org.au/careers

Eleanor Holmes
Phone No.: 
07 3363 2241
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017