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Disability Support Worker - Broome

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

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 22 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.

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. Clients will include adults and children with high medical needs, challenging behaviours, physical and intellectual disabilities, mental health issues and aged care.
As a Disability Support Worker, you will play an important role to support and empower People with disability to live independently in the community.

Your daily duties will include, but not limited to:

  • 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
  • Ability to adapt and be creative within role
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

These roles will require successful applicants to be available and willing to work within a 24/7 roster that includes regular shift work, including night shifts, weekends and public holidays.

Skills & experience:

  • Experience supporting People with Disability and/or complex needs and a Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar is preferred
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people and people who have a Disability and challenging behaviours
  • Competent computer skills to complete online training and administration tasks
  • Ability to maintain client’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Ability and willingness to work a variety of shifts across a 24/7 roster including weekends, nights and public holidays

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

How to apply for this job

Apply here. Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact, using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Broome enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered.