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Support Worker - Canberra


Employer: Life Without Barriers
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Care & Support Work, Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 23 May, 2019.
Applications close: 31 May, 2019.

About the Organisation

DUO Services Australia, a leading provider of personal, home and community support services in Canberra, recently joined Life Without Barriers, a leading social purpose, not for profit 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.

About the role

We are seeking Support Workers for roles in the Canberra area. In this rewarding role, you will assist in providing ongoing, flexible support services to promote the independence of DUO’s clients which includes people with disability and aged care clients.

Based in an individual support setting, you will work in a team to make a positive change and enhance the lives of DUO’s clients.

We have multiple casual positions based across our Canberra and nearby Ulladulla delivery locations. We can offer flexible hours to suit your own personal circumstances, with sessions generally 1-2 hours long and the quantity can be rostered to suit you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to clients through implementing identified support plans
  • Assistance with grooming, bathing and other elements of personal care
  • Housecleaning tasks and meal preparation
  • Support clients to meet their social support requirements
  • Respite support

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant experience and willingness to work with vulnerable people
  • A current Certificate III in Community Services or the willingness to complete within 2 years.
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work various sessions (day, afternoon, night, sleepover and active nights) throughout the week and weekends
  • Full drivers licence and comprehensive/third party property motor vehicle insurance along with a registered, roadworthy vehicle.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record check and Working with Vulnerable People check.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest Social Purpose Organisations
  • Ongoing training, Support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

How to apply for this job

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, and apply here.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kestra Caller at recruitment@lwb.org.au.

Applications close at midnight on Friday the 31st of May, 2019.