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Life Without Barriers
  • Work TypesPart Time
  • CategoriesDisability Services, Care and Support Work
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 13 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 20 Nov 2019 (expired)
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Disability Support Worker - Oakleigh South

Life Without Barriers
Life Without Barriers
  • Work TypesPart Time
  • CategoriesDisability Services, Care and Support Work
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 13 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 20 Nov 2019 (expired)
  • PT Ongoing

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 

We are looking for an additional Disability Support Worker to join our ongoing team in one of our supported disability accommodation houses in Oakleigh South.  You will  be actively involved in supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Care plans. Within these guidelines and frameworks, you will work to facilitate the delivery of high-quality services to achieve positive outcomes with clients. 

This is a part-time ongoing role involves working with clients with a variety of needs and demonstrated experience in working within this type of setting is desirable. The shifts vary in length and are a mix of days and afternoon shits and one sleep over.

Key Responsibilities Include:  

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the programs they are accessing, and all support plans including the service users Individual Plan.
  • Increase the service users’ skills through independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support and their enhanced participation as a valued member of their community.
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for service users
  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate service users’ development of social networks and inclusion in community activities.

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified in Community Welfare or similar 
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate.
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence.
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities.
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan.

We ask that only female applicants apply to maintain the decency and privacy of our clients.

Life Without Barriers considers gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 - TAS.

In order to be compliant successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and an International Criminal History Record Check; if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia in the last 10 years. A Working with Children Check is also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

How to apply

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