Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 5,600 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 actively support the individual needs of frail, aged and people with a disability who access Life Without Barriers Community Care Services. Support Workers work as a team to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients in a positive and proactive environment. The services that we provide include Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP).
The successful incumbent for this position will be required to support multiple clients per day, potentially starting as early as 6am and finishing as late as 6pm. Alternate weekends are also required.
Please note: our core business in the region is domestic assistance. During shifts you will support our clients to do cleaning tasks that they may be unable to do themselves including sweeping, mopping, making the bed and cleaning the bathroom etc.
Housekeeping duties in line with LWB Policies and Procedures such as (but not limited to) dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing dishes, cleaning surfaces, emptying bins fridges and freezers, as indicated in the clients care plan
Washing clothing including hanging out to dry, folding and ironing of clothes
Changing of bed linen as required
Assist the client with showering, bathing, eating, toileting, grooming and any personal care needs as identified in their Care Plan
Assist the client with community access as identified on the clients care plan
Assist the client with activities such as (not limited to), shopping, hair dressing, post office and entertainment activities
Administer basic first aid as required
Manual handling in line with LWB Policies and Procedures as required
Skills & Experience
Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) or similar
A current unrestricted drivers licence and reliable vehicle with full comprehensive insurance
A current First Aid and CPR Certificates, or willingness to obtain before commencement
A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs of clients
The ability to develop positive relationships with the clients and to support their individual care plans as appropriate
Good communication skills, including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including carers, families and advocates)
Ability to work within and demonstrate the Life Without Barriers values in all interactions and tasks
Have a mobile phone for work purposes
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).
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Excellent career development opportunities
Permanent ongoing positions available
How to apply
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