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Disability Support Worker - Derby


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: 11 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

  • Permanent Part Time

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.

Working in a team, you will facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with service users in a positive and proactive environment. You will be actively supporting their individual needs and creating a safe environment during their daily activities.

Please note – you must be prepared to travel to remote communities in and around Derby and Fitzroy Crossing. Also required to work various shifts throughout the week and weekend, some positions may include active nights/Sleepovers. Permanent part-time roles will be guaranteed a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist our clients in day to day living including cooking, house-keeping, personal care, hygiene, shopping etc.
  • Assist our clients  to maintain independence and community networks
  • Comply with OH&S & Infection Control Management protocols
  • Provide a person centred approach 
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills with Clients, families and stakeholders

Skills & Experience

  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability or similar 
  • Provide First Aid Certificate (to be completed prior to commencing employment)
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Strong Computer literacy skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
  • Ability to work autonomously and be a productive member of the team.

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

Benefits 

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits to increase their take home pay
  • Hourly starting rate: $25.98 per hour plus Super
How to apply for this job

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, 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: Disability Support Worker - Derby enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close on 25th September 2019.