Respite Services Coordinator

Posted 16 October 2023
Job type Full time
DisciplineProfessional Support WorkersService Co-ordinators

Job description

The Organisation 

Our client has been providing a range of support and employment services for adults with a disability who live in the Wellington Shire for over the last 50 years. The organisation is committed to providing programs based on individual needs, focusing on enhancing personal development, increasing independence, and promoting community inclusion. Our client employs approximately 50 employees who provide services to people with disability across the Wellington Shire. 

The Opportunity 

As the Respite services coordinator you will be stepping into a newly created role. You will play an integral part in the operation of a respite facility being available to the community. This role will evolve as the service builds and this is your opportunity to lend your expertise in business and care to help grow the service. You will have a solid understanding of the role of a support worker and be able to perform such duties when required. Your role is intended to grow, and you would be responsible for the management of support workers.

The position is responsible for but not limited to: 

  • Full operations of a 3-bed respite house (this will grow)
  • itInially be competent in providing support to participants with varying needs.
  • Report directly to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Be present on site in the beginning with this changing as the role evolves.
  • Liaising and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that the program of activities set during respite, is achieved, or that alterations to the program are discussed and communicated with clients, NDIS support providers and other stakeholders involved in the activity.
  • Managing the day-to-day processes required to ensure clients have the best possible experience.
About you…. 
  • You will have a passion for providing excellence in care to adults living with a disability.
  • You have managed your own support service or have transferable experience / skills.
  • You have experience with NDIS procedures, legislation, and requirements.
  • Have a genuine interest and passion for working in a not-for-profit sector where you can ‘give back’ to the community. 
  • Have a background in nursing, personal care or support work (favourable).
  • Have business or management experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be well organised and detail orientated.
 Apply NOW or contact Janelle at DFP Recruitment Gippsland on 03 5176 3140. Your confidentiality is assured.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.