How to Become a Disability Support Team Leader

If you work in the disability sector and are interested in growing and progressing your career, you may interested in what it takes to become an disability support team leader.

We’ve scanned the latest job listings to find out exactly what employers are looking for right when recruiting for an disability support team leader. We’ve collated the results of this review and summarised it for you below.

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1. Disability Knowledge & Experience

  • Clinical disability support and care skills and knowledge for supporting people with daily living, personal care, health, well being including social and community participation
  • Frameworks and approaches including person-centred active support and positive behaviour support
  • Relevant Acts, Standards, Guidelines and Regulations
  • Be able to plan programs, workshops and other activities

2.  Qualifications

3.  Leadership Skills

  • Informal or formal leadership experience in mentoring, leading, encouraging and coaching a team
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4.  Be Tech Savvy

  • Have good computer skills and digital literacy

5.  Great professional work skills

  • Advanced communication skills
    • Able to communicate effectively with peers, team, relatives and residents, government representatives
  • Proactive
  • Build and maintain relationships
  • Practical
  • Logical

6.  Business Management Skills including

  • Aged care quality systems
  • Roster management
  • Ability to undertake administrative and reporting tasks

7.  Current Drivers Licence

Your Next Steps in Becoming an Disability Support Team Leader

If you have qualifications similar to the above but don’t have the experience required, contact disability support employers in your area about paid and voluntary work opportunities. Speak to your employer about your desire to work as a Team Leader and their assistance to gain the experience you need.

If you have the experience similar to the above but don’t have formal qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Disability, contact one of our Course Advisors on 1300 275 282 to discuss your options. You may also be interested in the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management which helps experienced professionals develop leadership and management skills and knowledge.

We wish you all the best in your journey to becoming a leader in the disability sector.

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