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Disability Support Worker - South Metro

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

Job posted on: 19 July, 2019.
Applications close: 26 July, 2019. (Expired)

  • Casual

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.

About the Role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in the lives of people with a disability. We are looking for a number of experienced Disability Support Workers who can service our Supported Accommodation houses (residential houses with up 4 four clients with 24/7 support) and Community Access (day and weekend shifts taking clients to appointments and activities).

We have a variety of shifts available including full days, overnight and short midday shifts.

Examples of shifts at the Support Accommodation houses would be:

  • Day shifts – 9am – 5pm
  • Night shifts – 4pm - 10pm (sleep at the accommodation) 7am – 9am

Please note this is an example and shifts will vary between houses.

We are looking for staff who are competent working with clients with high needs, varying medical, mental and physical disabilities.

Key areas of experience are:  Mental Health, Dysphagia, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, incontinence and personal care.  You must have experiencing working with clients with challenging behaviour.

Our new team members will be trained across our houses and clients so that they can adapt and work wherever we need support.

Locations include –  Bibra Lake, Hilton, Armadale, Cannington

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Promote and assist Clients to achieve goals identified in Person Centred Plans
  • Support in day to day living, promoting cooking, housekeeping, personal care (with male and female clients), hygiene, shopping etc.
  • Assist Clients to develop independence and community networks
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or similar
  • Significant experience working with people who have a Disability and challenging behaviours
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills with Clients, families and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and professional boundaries
  • Competent computer skills to complete online training and administration tasks
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate(mandatory, you will need to complete prior to an offer of employment)
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check.


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Excellent Tax Benefits
  • Career development opportunities

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.