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Accommodation Services Manager

 

  • Newly created position
  • Attractive salary package including vehicle

At Cara, our commitment to our staff has inspired a culture where leaders are empowered to make decisions and people are encouraged to succeed in a supportive and person centered environment that rewards quality service delivery and recognise achievements.

Due to an internal restructure, a new position has been created providing exceptional opportunity for an Accommodation Services Manager to lead up to eight services teams, each of whom have a Team Leader.

As an Accommodation Services Manager you will ensure a person centred approach occurs in the delivery of services to people living with disability. In delivering this you will oversee well established and emerging accommodation support services encompassing staffing, budgetary, maintenance and service delivery requirements, whilst moving forward to meet and exceed strategic business objectives.

It is essential to have:

  • A sound understanding of person centred philosophy and practice
  • Proven experience in the supervision and management of staff
  • Experience supporting individuals living with a disability
  • Degree qualification (Disability Studies) or equivalent
  • Certificate IV in Business/ Frontline Management or equivalent
  • A Current Provide First aid certification
  • SA Driver's license (or equivalent)
  • Satisfactory DCSI Child Related employment screening 

Whilst the above is desirable it will be your strong people and business skills gained within the disability sector, along with proven ability to motivate and facilitate high levels of individual and team performance in a changing environment that will ensure your success.

If you feel you have the relevant experience and can meet the challenges, this could be the opportunity for you.

A base salary of between $57,718 and $60,327 p.a. is offered plus exceptional PBI salary packaging benefits including a fully maintained company vehicle which significantly enhance the remuneration.

To apply:

Please apply through Seek at this link

http://www.seek.com.au/job/27652782

Please direct enquiries to Cara on telephone (08) 8347 4588, Andy Birch, Executive Manager Accommodation Services.

Application deadline: 5pm, 28 November 2014

Download the Position Description as a PDF

 

Accommodation Team Leader - Thebarton

Cara seeks an experienced Team Leader who is able to work hands-on using a person centred approach and has strong leadership and people management skills.

The successful applicant will lead a team in supporting four men with disability to holistically meet their needs, enhance their community participation and quality of life.

It is essential to have:

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent qualification
  • A Current Provide First Aid certification
  • SA Driver's License (or equivalent)
  • Satisfactory DCSI Child Related employment screening check

Base salary is $46,001 - $48,332 p.a. plus relevant shift penalties and exceptional PBI salary packaging benefits.

You will be temporarily located at Pennington due to new construction underway at the Thebarton property. If you're an energetic Team Leader wanting to work in a place with an opportunity to make a real difference, a career with Cara to help people achieve amazing goals in their lives will make it happen.

It is an advantage to have experience in the disability sector working with an active support model in assisting people to transition through life.

How to Apply:

Please apply through Seek at this link http://www.seek.com.au/job/27638252

Please direct enquiries to Cara on telephone (08) 8347 4588, Gloria Klemm Accommodation Services Manager (ASM).

Application deadline: 5pm Thursday 27 November 2014.

Download the Position Description as a PDF

 

Accommodation Team Leader - Elizabeth

  • Permanent full-time position (76hrs / fortnight)
  • Elizabeth Park
  • Accommodation Service

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and highly motivated person to provide frontline leadership of Cara's accommodation service.

You will lead a team in supporting young people with a disability to holistically meet their needs, enhance their independence, consider their abilities, and to improve their community participation and quality of life.

It is essential to have:

  • Certificate IV in Disability / Aged Care), or Diploma or Certificate IV in Mental Health, or Diploma or Certificate IV in Youth Work, or equivalent qualification
  • Provide First Aid certification
  • SA Driver's License (or equivalent)
  • Satisfactory DCSI Child Related employment screening 

Experience working with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders, dual disability and individuals affected by mental illness is desirable.

You must be available to work outside of ordinary business hours.

Salary: $44,919 - $47,199 per annum, plus relevant penalties and very attractive salary packaging arrangements

How to Apply:

Please apply through Seek at this link

http://www.seek.com.au/job/27614915.

Application deadline: 5pm Monday 24 November 2014

Please direct enquiries to Val Crowther Accommodation Services Manager (ASM) or Jinny Wagner, supporting the ASM, on telephone (08) 8347 4588.

Download the Position Description as a PDF

 

Concierge Team Leader, Woodville West

 

Job summary

Cara is currently seeking an inspiring and motivated Team Leader for our Concierge service located Woodville West.

Key selling points:

·         New innovative service model

·         Promote independence and community connection

·         Work autonomously and unsupervised

Team Leader JVR 927TOD

·         Full time position

·         Located: Woodville West

Cara seeks an experienced Team Leader who is able to work hands-on using a person centred approach, and have strong leadership and people management skills.

The successful applicant will lead a team of Community Support Staff in supporting 7 people with Physical disabilities to live independently.

If you have an interest in Technology and are able to trouble shoot and problem solve, then this is the role for you.

You will work closely with Concierge team and report directly to Accommodation Manager, you will also work closely with volunteers

Pre requisites include:

·         Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent (essential)

·         current Provide First Aid Certificate

·         current Drivers Licence

·         a satisfactory DCSI (Child Related) Clearance

Base salary is between $44,920- $47,199 p.a. plus relevant shift penalties and exceptional PBI salary packaging benefits.

So if you’re an energetic Team Leader wanting to work in a place with opportunity to support people to achieve amazing goals then now is the time to apply.

Experience in working at a cluster site model would be preferred, but not essential

Please apply through Seek at this link

http://www.seek.com.au/job/27584716

Inquiries can be directed to Glenn Stanton, Accommodation Services Manager on 8347 4588.

Download Position Description as a PDF

 


 

Team Leader Farm Stay

  • A unique new respite service
  • Mount Barker location

An inspiring & motivated Team Leader is required to manage our new Farm Stay Respite Service, in the Adelaide Hills.

About Cara's Farm Stay service

The first of its kind in South Australia, the Farm Stay provides people living with disability the opportunity to immerse themselves in the country living experience.

It provides a unique respite program in a peaceful country setting in the Adelaide Hills, allowing families the chance to have a much needed break.  It also creates opportunities for people with disability to connect with new people, experiences and places.

Team Leader role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and highly motivated person to provide frontline leadership of this innovative respite service. You will lead a team of staff and volunteers in supporting adults to holistically meet their needs, enhance their independence, consider their abilities, and to improve their community participation and quality of life.

Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Community Services (Disability), essential or
  • Equivalent qualification

The ideal applicant will have:

Knowledge and experience working with individuals who have an intellectual and/or physical disability is essential as is a  willingness to work with volunteers and community groups and support.  Experience with small property maintenance and companion animal care would be advantageous. 

You must be available to work outside of ordinary business hours.

Salary Package

Base salary is $44,920- $47,199 p.a. pro-rata plus relevant shift penalties, superannuation and exceptional PBI salary packaging benefits.

How to Apply

Please follow this link

http://www.seek.com.au/job/27574405 and apply through Seek.

Please direct enquiries to, Robyn Moss, Respite Services Manager,  08 38474588

Position description

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Important information for Cara job applicants

Please note that from 1 July 2014 anyone working in the government provided disability 
services sector or an organisation funded under the Disability Services Act 1993 is required to have completed a relevant criminal history assessment through the 
DCSI (Department for Communities and Social Inclusion) , for the purposes of assessing whether a person poses a risk of harm to people with disability. The assessment can be no longer than 3 years ago.

As a result, all persons applying for work with Cara must hold a current 
DCSI Child Related Employing Screening clearance before they can commence work with Cara.

If you do not have this clearance it is strongly suggested that you complete 
and lodge a Child Related Employment Screening Application Form as soon as possible and take it to your nearest Australia Post outlet. You will need to pay the required processing fee. Alternatively you can submit the form and payment at Cara’s Head Office 
Reception. The DCSI Screening Unit will take a minimum of four weeks to undertake your assessment and provide you with a clearance (posted to your home/nominated personal postal address).

For a copy of the form please refer to 
http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening/submitting-your-application-and-payment

Gaining clearance does not mean that you will be successful in gaining employment 
with Cara; it does not guarantee your overall suitability for the job, but it means that you are work ready should you be accepted for a position at Cara or elsewhere. If you do gain employment with Cara and successfully complete your Probationary Period (ordinarily 
six months from your commencement date) then Cara management may consider reimbursing you the processing fee. 


Why work at Cara?

Cara is a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.

From choosing career goals to setting personal goals, all Cara employees have the resources, benefits and support to accommodate their lifestyle. Our goal is to continue to be an employer of choice, who is able to provide a number of tangible benefits.

The Cara spirit

At Cara, there is one thing that we all have in common: passion. From your first day with us, you will notice a culture where our employees are genuinely committed to living by our values.

You will enjoy an innovative environment, where support is always close at hand and great opportunities inspire us to grow. Our Strategic Plan shows that we are constantly developing learning opportunities and anticipating the skills and resources we will need to meet our future demands.

Cara’s success requires the vision, innovation and passion of all of our employees. We are proud of a place that embraces everyone’s unique abilities.

A career at Cara is a one of a kind experience. It’s more than working for a leading organisation in the disability field – it’s an opportunity to be a part of something that impacts the community. We offer you not only the chance to build a successful career, but also the opportunity to make a difference.

Training

Our employees are our greatest assets. Bringing out the best in our employees takes a commitment to development. It’s what grows our organisation, but most importantly, it’s what’s essential to your career.

We provide on the job training to our employees across areas including manual handling, health support, individualised induction and support from a team of training professionals who can teach you more about communication, advocacy, positive behavioural support, and other learning opportunities. You will also have external and online training opportunities that are relevant to the service you are based at.

Staff also have study leave entitlements when undertaking relevant external opportunities. Some study options give employees better opportunities for internal promotion.

Leave entitlements

We emphasise the importance of work/life balance, understanding that being committed includes valuing our personal time and a much needed break every now and then.

Permanent staff rostered to work over seven days per week are entitled to five weeks annual leave with pay after twelve months of continuous service. Employees are also entitled to long service leave, personal leave, sick leave, carers leave, parental leave, compassionate leave, and community service leave.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Cara understands the value of both the professional and personal wellbeing of our employees.

The EAP is a professional, confidential counselling service for staff, paid for by Cara. Providing short term, solution focused counselling, the service is also able to provide a referral to other professionals or agencies if longer term or more specific assistance is needed.

24 hour on call back up support

Cara places great importance on the safety of both individuals living with disability who are supported in our services, as well as the safety of employees. A 24 hour on call system exists for employees who require immediate support while working a shift.

Salary packaging

Cara’s salary packaging enables employees to gain $16,050 tax free dollars per financial year. This equates to, on average, an increase in your take home pay of up to 14 per cent. You can use these savings in many unique ways!

How to apply

1.       Go to Seek and search for Cara jobs.

2.       Read the advertisement and view the video material provided (if any) to determine if this role is for you. Each Cara service is different, and it’s worth spending time to see if each role works for you.

3.       Write a brief cover letter outlining your skills and experience relating to the responsibilities and competencies of the position description.

4.       Attach your Curriculum Vitae with at least two recent professional referees who can provide details about your work performance.

Cara makes every effort to ensure quality recruitment practices based on merit are applied, so that employment opportunities are made available to people with the right skills and knowledge to competently perform a job. All applications are considered and Cara remains committed to employing the most suitable people to do the best job possible for the people we support that are living with disability.

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