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Community Support Workers - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

We are committed to Reconciliation and improving outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In alignment with our RAP we are focussed on increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people we currently employee.  

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and are interested in a career with Life Without Barriers we have a variety of positions available for you to consider.

About the Role

Working with adults and young people who access our Mental Health and Youth Justice Services. A Cert IV in Mental Health or relevant experience required.

We are also keen to hear from people who have commenced their studies in Community Services or Allied Health.

Skills and Experience

  • Resilience, good professional boundaries, strong commitment to improving the quality of life for our clients
  • High level communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to complete electronic progress notes and electronic timesheets
  • Current unrestricted driver licence and access to reliable vehicle - mandatory
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003) – mandatory
  • Aligned with our values – Relationships, Imaginative, Respectful, Responsive, Courageous

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Department of Communities Check and Working with Children Check (where applicable).

What you will get in return!

  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Salary packaging
  • Career development opportunities
  • Work for an inclusive organisation committed to improving outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Active RAP committee
  • Free counselling services to employees and immediate family through our EAP
  • Annual leave loading
  • Educational Leave
  • Ceremonial Leave/NAIDOC Leave
  • LWB actively participates in NAIDOC celebrations and encourages employees and clients to attend
  • Access to online learning

Make a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness, disabilities, children in care and young people.

“Life Without Barriers considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 50 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 WA.” 

How to apply for this job

Include your resume and covering letter in one document identify which roles you are interested in, click here and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Community Support Workers - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close Tuesday 23rd of September 2019.