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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: 04 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 18 Dec 2019
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Disability Support Workers x2 - Blackburn

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: 04 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 18 Dec 2019
  • DDSO1Q
  • Part Time Ongoing Role
  • Blackburn location
  • VDAS

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 experienced Disability Support Workers to join our team in Blackburn (2 PT Ongoing Positions). You will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s. You will also work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients.

This role involves working with clients with both complex, and high medical needs and complex behaviours, experience in these areas is essential.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the program 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 unqualified Minimum Cert IV
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate.
  • A current Victorian 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.

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
  • Opportunity to play a real and active part in improving the lives and well being of clients

How to apply

Apply here.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Disability Support Workers X2 DDSO1Q PT Ongoing Role Blackburn VDAS enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday December 18th 2019.

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.

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