The people we support and their families are at the heart of our services .The key focus of Life’s for Living is to ensure the people we support have access to quality lifestyles that are widely available to the South Australian community. We believe that having staff who share our mission, vision and values and who are appropriately trained and qualified, is essential to embedding this focus into the Life’s for Living culture.
We currently employ approximately 100 people who work and operate either within Support Services, Administration or within Management roles.
The Support Services staff are directly involved in the delivery of services to the people the organisation supports. Those staff working in Management roles oversee and provide support to the Support Services staff.
Support Workers –Are Responsible to Team Leaders. They work directly with the people who receive our services, providing support and assistance to enable people to live as independently as possible, meet their identified support needs and goals, develop and maintain skills, and to participate and be included in their local community.
Support Workers are employed on a Casual or Permanent Part Time basis. The minimum qualification for a Support Worker is Certificate III in Community Services (Disability Work) or equivalent, alternatively they must be currently working towards this or willing to undertake Life’s for Living Traineeship to achieve the same.
Team Leaders – Are responsible to Client Services Coordinators. They provide leadership and support to a small team of support staff to ensure a high quality service is provided which enables people to meet their identified support needs and goals. The Team Leaders, together with support teams, ensure the provision of a range of quality, outcomes focused support to people both at home and in the community.
Team Leaders are employed on a Permanent Part time basis. The minimum qualification for a Team Leader is Certificate III in Community Services (Disability Work or Mental Health) or higher, and a minimum of two years experience in direct service provision.
Client Services Coordinators –Are responsible to Client Services Manager. They provide leadership and support to Team Leaders and Support Workers. Client Services Coordinators are responsible for assessing support needs and developing responsive strategies and interventions which ensure the provision of a high quality service by direct services staff and ensure that services operate in a systematic manner.
Client Services Coordinators are employed on a Permanent, Full Time basis. The minimum qualification for a Coordinator is Cert IV in Disability or equivalent Community Service qualification and extensive relevant experience acceptable to the organisation; or a Tertiary qualification in human services/social sciences and disability experience; experience in leadership and coordination is also required.
The Life’s for Living ‘Admin Team’ are central to the way our offices, administration and financial systems function.
Receptionist/Administration Assistants - Are responsible to the Office Manager. They contribute to the provision of an efficient and effective clerical support service for Life’s for Living. They also provide assistance to the Life’s for Living Senior Management Team, Support Services staff, the people we support and visitors. They also assist with organisational finance procedures and practices.
Receptionist/Administration Assistants are employed on a Permanent basis. The minimum qualification for this position is Certificate III in Business Administration or equivalent and minimum 2 years experience in the provision of administrative/clerical/reception support services is desirable.
We currently employ 2 full-time Receptionist/Administration Assistants and 1 part time Administration Assistant.