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Disability Support Workers - Ipswich

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

Job posted on: 17 April, 2019.
Applications close: 27 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Part Time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation 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. 

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. View our statement here.

About the Role

The Employer considers that being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

We are seeking committed and motivated people to provide support to a female client with an Acquired Brain Injury, mental health diagnosis, and within Positive Behaviour Support Plan & Restrictive Practices. This client currently requires 1:1 support within a residential setting and for community access. We are seeking people who have the experience and skills to support a client to grow and develop while maintaining positive support during intensive interactions.

It is critical that you enjoy working within a team environment and are able to communicate well with your peers to ensure the “team” is supporting our client to pursue their goals within their Individual Support Plan.

Our Disability Program runs a 24/7 roster model. You will be required to work regular sleepovers (nights with possible sleepover disturbances), weekend and public holiday shifts. Flexibility and reliability is essential.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience working with people with complex needs and who require support within a positive behaviour support framework, including clients subject to restrictive practices
  • 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 Support Plan
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality
  • Established problem solving and conflict management skills

Essential Criteria 

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) and a minimum 12 months experience
  • A current Senior First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain one
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence 
  • You will also have a reliable car   


  • Certificate IV in Disability with 2 + years’ experience working in the Disability Sector
  • Experience working with dual disability clients including those with an Acquired Brain Injury highly regarded.   

Training and Support:

  • You will be provided with on-going training in Restrictive Practices, client specific Positive Behaviour Support Plan and implementation and MAPA.
  • You will have support from a Disability Support Coordinator during office hours and a staff emergency support line for afterhours emergencies during the hours of 1700 to 0830.  

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


We want to work with people who are passionate about making a difference; who are open to new ways of thinking; who value genuine, long-lasting relationships; and who are flexible, courageous, and believe in opportunity for all.

We'll give you opportunities to learn and evolve as part of a growing and vital organization. And we'll give you the chance to do work that makes a genuine difference in your community.


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Attractive Remuneration Package with excellent tax benefits
How to apply for this job

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