Job Details
  • Reference377364A_1626163052
  • LocationAdelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Job TypePart Time
  • Posted20 days ago
  • ConsultantChandler Macleod

The Chandler Macleod group are searching for a Team Leader on a casual ongoing assignment based in Adelaide CBD.

The client
The client is a not for profit, inclusive organisation that improves the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of people disadvantaged by disability or age by providing information, linkage and referral, training programs, and opportunities for learning and social connection. They support people to be self-directed and exercise choice and control in their lives.

The role
The Team Leader, Independent Living Centre Services will work with the Chief Executive to establish, develop and manage the Independent Living Centre service. This is a key senior role that calls for an AHPRA-registered Occupational Therapist (OT) with a strong background in assessment services, case management, and a thorough understanding of the in-home care lifecycle - from care co-ordination to service delivery and complex case management. Experience within aged care and disability settings would be a distinct advantage.

The Team Leader will lead the development and innovation of the newly established Independent Living Centre service and provide clients with timely information to support informed decision making and access to the clients Foundation services

The Team Leader role will act as the Clinical Assessor, Occupational Therapy. You will lead the clinical OT work and client focus in specialised assessments to a range of clients. You will be conducting assessments in partnership with clients and supporting consumer rights in accordance with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards and Aged Care Quality Standards and any other relevant service standards and legislation as appropriate.
You will be working across a diverse caseload assessing skills and capabilities, needs and strengths of individuals. You will provide tailored support to clients, enabling individual goals to be achieved. You will provide clients, carers, families and their networks with information and independent living training, including the use of appropriate equipment, daily living skills, and assistance with adapting their home environment.

The Team Leader will support Ageing SA including all process and protocols to undertake referral, service access and coordination options for clients.


  • 5+ years of experience in clinical practice within aged care or healthcare-related role
  • Development of OT billable services
  • Experience in a leadership or senior consulting role focussed on service delivery
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a range of clients and client needs
  • Previous experience in assessing and working with solution-focused therapy and skills
  • Clinical leadership abilities and proven experience in exercising sound judgement
  • Demonstrated leadership of staff and team including management of staff workloads, performance and development.
  • Proven experience in quality systems, management and NDIA accreditation.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement culturally appropriate client services and practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Knowledge of Aged Care systems, standards funding and services
  • Knowledge of quality assurance processes and systems
  • Knowledge of aged care and disability sectors including policy reforms
  • Knowledge of the NDIS framework, funding and services

Knowledge of government policies and direction in aged care and disability sectors.

Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the contract details

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below.

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