QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the planning, coordination and delivery of United’s Social Activities Groups Program (SAG) for Older Spanish-speaking people that are designed to:
- Enhance their independence by promoting physical activity, cognitive stimulation, good nutrition, emotional well-being and social inclusion in line with the Home Support Program guidelines.
- Overseeing the facilities’ coordination and hall-keeping duties provided to support the communities’ seniors groups that meet at the various facilities.
- External and internal Networking
- The position is responsible for the overall management, development of activities, client services, oversight of petty cash and supervision of staff, students and volunteers.
Person Specification / Key Selection Criteria
- Tertiary Qualification in the Community Services Field and significant experience working with older people, people with disabilities and their carers.
- Demonstrated experience in the management of service delivery in a home and community care, health or welfare environment.
- Proven experience in managing a team of staff members and volunteers (including induction, supervision and coaching).
- Proven experience in the efficient management of petty cash
- Proven experience to manage medium to large groups of people.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in the design and implementation of activity programs for people with dementia, frail aged, people with disability and people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.
- Fluent in both Spanish and English.
- A good understanding of My Aged Care, the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and a well/enablement service delivery approach.
- Sound understanding of the Spanish-speaking communities cultures and their needs.
Skills & competencies
- Proven ability to take responsibility for the planning, management, and deployment of a program of work.
- Proven ability to develop activities programs designed to enhance client’s independence, wellbeing and health in line with the Active Service Model and/or Person Centered Care.
- Personal commitment to ensuring the team embraces EEO and Diversity Principals.
- Ability to coordinate services according to relevant program guidelines.
- Proven ability to coordinate and deliver safe transport to clients and drive a mini bus when required.
- Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills to effectively engage, build rapport, influence and negotiate with clients and stakeholders.
- Ability to work both within a team and autonomously with limited supervision and direction.
- Creative, resourceful and pragmatic with a Can Do and solution-focused attitude.
- Professional approach.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Effective organisational and time management skills to prioritise tasks.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Confident manner.
- Positive approach to change.