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Practice Lead - Clinical

Achieve Australia - North Ryde, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Competitive salary, generous employee benefits plus NFP salary packaging - up to $18,550 per year
  • A flexible working environment and a supportive leadership team
  • Rewarding and varied role in a values driven organisation

We are Achieve Australia!

  • Leadership role for both strategic and hands on
  • Permanent, full-time role ( 38 hours per week)
  • Competitive salary and generous benefits offered
  • North Ryde location

About us:

Achieve Australia has been providing services to people with disability since the 1950s. Today, we are a registered NDIS provider offering accommodation, community participation, supported employment and support coordination services in the Greater Sydney and in Northern Rivers regions in NSW. We are driven by our Passion, Purpose and Principles:

· Our Passion is social inclusion for people with disability.

· Our Purpose is to build extraordinary lives, supporting people with disability to be well, have a home, choose a career, learn new skills, participate in their community and enjoy a full life.

· We live by our Principles of inclusiveness, stewardship, extraordinary outcomes and ethical practices.

About the role:

  • Drive continuous improvement in client safeguarding practices
  • Focus on positive clinical support in a complex disability services environment
  • Lead a small team of clinical staff

To assist us in our proactive approach we are looking for a Practice Lead - Clinical to lead the implementation and integration of clinical systems and processes relating to safeguarding practices and positive clinical support strategies for clients across programs. The role is responsible for providing guidance, support and coaching to support the development of individual clinical and health related support plans that comply with the NDIS Practice Standards (Quality Indicators).

Reporting to the General Manager Quality and Practice Leadership, you will be involved in the following activities but not limited to:

  • Provide expert advice and input to the General Manager Quality and Practice Leadership on the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures and continuous improvement initiatives to meet governance, quality management and client safeguarding requirements.
  • Build educational tools for the planning and delivery of essential mandatory training requirements for the health support function.
  • Implement the Quality Management System (QMS) processes and procedures to ensure compliance with data, regulatory and statutory requirements.
  • Provide mandatory reports on key operational indicators to inform management decision making. Conduct research and analysis of data to support the development of initiatives that underpin the accreditation requirements of the National Disability Insurance System (NDIS).

About you:

You are a hands-on professional who is ready to step up to the next level in your career and move from frontline operations to the strategic planning activities. If you think you're ready to take on a leadership role and demonstrate your readiness and competencies through these criteria' then this role is for you.

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant field (Nursing qualification);
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the disability and/or community service sector;
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to legislative requirements affecting service delivery (e.g. NDIS Quality and Safeguards, WHS, Guardianship etc);
  • Understanding of logistical, ethical and human rights issues affecting people with disability and their significant others chosen supporters;
  • Ability to successfully role-model and work with all levels of teams to apply and embed effective practices and systems;
  • Contemporary expertise in clinical best practice within complex disability or aged care environments; and
  • Current registration with AHPRA.
  • Previous leadership experience is desirable.

Our benefits - Our employees are the champions of an inclusive world and in return we offer:

· Working as part of a team that makes a difference in people's lives

· Access to Employee Assistance and Fitness Passport programs

· Supportive, friendly team environment and culture

If you have questions about this role, please direct enquiries to Tina McManus, General Manager, Quality and Practice Leadership on [email protected] or 0477 500 048.

How to apply:

To register your interest apply online, providing an updated resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Achieve Australia is committed to implementing safer recruitment practices. This means we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support and we expect staff to share this commitment. As a result, your application will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks; including criminal history, medical assessment, professional reference checks, driving record . Applications will be assessed on merit.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE at 11 pm on 17 November 2020

We have a Covid-19 Safety Plan in place including policies and procedures to support our clients and our workforce. The Covid-19 Management Committee meet on a regular basis to ensure our responses continue to be proactive and comprehensive, ensuring the safety of stakeholders at all times.

North Ryde, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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