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Key Worker

Community Living Project Inc.

Want to make a difference in a person’s life in a positive way and get a sense of meaning from your work?


Community Living Project (CLP) is an accredited NDIS support provider with a Vision of a community in which people who have a disability are welcomed and belong because they are valued and seen as making a positive contribution to community life.

CLP works in a model of partnership where each person and their family are encouraged to take active control over the decisions that affect their future. From a shared vision of the future, we aim to support people to identify longer term goals and strategies that focus on the person’s wellbeing, relationships and community connections.


CLP is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible person to facilitate a good life for a young man living in his own home in the inner north-eastern suburbs. Working with his family, the focus is on enabling him to live a purposeful life in the community and build his competencies and valued roles. We are seeking a mature person to head up the support team in the role of Key Worker. The role includes assisting the young man to oversee his health and wellbeing, lead and train his support team, build his social opportunities and take on some general administration tasks.

What you can expect

  • A rewarding experience where you get to be part of someone’s growth and excitement in reaching new goals
  • A complex and nuanced work environment that will put your problem solving skills and patient demeanour to the test.

Essential Characteristics

  • Appreciation that support work is about working alongside someone on their personal journey and not about simply doing things for them
  • Capacity to be extremely patient, remain calm and composed when dealing with expressions of frustration.
  • Comfortable responding to situations and problem solving where the best way to provide support is not always black and white.
  • Able to break complex problems or situations down into simple components.

Essential Skills

  • Capacity to role model, maintain clear boundaries and lead a support team.
  • Comfortable with the key activities of maintaining a home (meals, shopping, laundry, cleaning, managing a diary and important documents like receipts and medical records).
  • Basic technology literacy.
  • Keen observational skills.

Key Activities

  • Helping to consider what is required to reach a particular goal and to plan the steps to get there.
  • Providing suggestions around how to handle complex social situations and relationships.
  • Supporting and endeavouring to strengthen the person’s various roles and activities within the local and national soccer communities.
  • Communicating with the person’s family, other support pople and organisations, and your team.
  • Co-developing daily schedules, assisting to manage time and finances.
  • Almost every shift requires driving. Access to a car is required.

This role is right for people who are:

  • flexible and can work at least 10-15 hours per week. The hours available will be negotiated depending on your availability and skills
  • hold (or willing to obtain) a DHS Screening Clearance, training to assist with medication, as well a driver’s license and roadworthy vehicle
  • patient, mature and willing to assist this man to live independently in his own home.
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • ability to work under pressure

You will be given excellent employee training and development, and will work with a supportive and collaborative team. Previous work with an individual living with a disability is highly considered although not essential.

How to apply

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