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Coordinator Community Services - Brisbane

Johnathan Thurston Academy

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Our client: Autism Queensland

About Autism Queensland

Autism Queensland provides specialised education, therapy and support services for people of all ages on the autism spectrum and their families.  Further information can be found at www.autismqld.com.au

About the Role

We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced Coordinator Community Services who is able to provide and coordinate quality services to people on the autism spectrum. A person-centred approach is a must in this role as you work alongside other like minded team members to ensure our clients live their best life possible. 

Clients have various care requirements so these positions are best suited to experienced and qualified coordinators who have exposure to challenging behaviour. 

To access the Position Description, please visit the Work With Us page on our website -  https://autismqld.com.au/page/positions-available

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate up to five Supported Independent Living service houses, and services for nominated individual clients, including oversight of staff rostering
  • Lead, develop mentor and support Lifestyle Support Workers to perform their role in accordance with Quality standards and Autism Queensland Quality Assurance (AQQA) policies and procedures, conducting regular team meetings incorporating training and development activities as required
  • Maintain physical Supported Independent Living services, including ongoing monitoring and auditing of resources and work practices in accordance with AQQA policies and procedures
  • Implement, actively monitor and regularly review client Positive Behaviour Support Plans in accordance with AQQA standards and legislative requirements
  • Work collaboratively with the Client Services & Support and Community Services leadership teams, Lifestyle Support Workers and Restrictive Practices Guardian to conduct regular assessment and achieve positive outcomes for clients under restrictive practices
  • Under direction of the Manager Community Services, liaise and maintain professional working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders 
  • In accordance with AQQA policies and procedures, prepare and maintain accurate documentation and reporting as required by government and funding bodies and for Supported Independent Living clients, including waiting lists, client rosters, creation and maintenance of client records

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Disability Services or higher relevant qualification
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a management or coordinator position with demonstrated leadership and management skills, ideally within the disability sector
  • Experience coordinating Supported Independent Living service houses, Community Access services and recreational group programs
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a Lifestyle Support Worker, ideally including at Autism Queensland
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated understanding of NDIS Code of Conduct
  • Experience with restrictive practice and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Proven ability to communicate constructively and effectively – both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to support AQQA documentation and financial administration requirements
  • Proven strong attention to detail and organisational skills including ability to coordinate multiple service outlets
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite

Highly regarded:

  • Experience working with adults and children on the autism spectrum or with a disability
  • Knowledge of CRM  
  • Degree in Human Services, Psychology or similar

Benefits & Perks 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Generous salary packaging up to $15,899 + additional exempt fringe benefits 
  • Challenging and rewarding work with scope for personal and professional development 

How To Apply

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please apply ASAP via Seek!  Your application should include:

1.    A cover letter outlining your suitability for this position;

2.    A current CV / resume with contact details of at least two referees (who will only be contacted with your explicit consent following interview);

3.    Details of current professional registration, Blue Card or Yellow Card if/as relevant.

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