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Cleaners - Domestic Assistance

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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, 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

As a Domestic Assistance Worker/Cleaner at Life Without Barriers in Canberra, you will have the opportunity to support people within your community continue to remain living independently. You will be supporting our clients who live in their own homes and you will be required to travel throughout the day to complete your shifts.

If you have experience as a cleaner/housekeeper and are looking for more meaningful work, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. You will be rostered around your availability, with most shifts taking place between 7am-8pm Monday to Friday.


  • Meaningful work opportunity at one of Australia's leading Social Purpose Organisations
  • Claim up to $15,900 in Salary Packaging Benefits and Car Leasing options through Maxxia
  • Access to discounts and benefits at selected retail outlets such as department stores, attractions, travel, cinemas, restaurants and MORE
  • Work related travel is reimbursed as per the relevant Award conditions
  • On-going career and development opportunities

Key Responsibilities

  • Domestic duties which may include but are not limited to: vacuuming, mopping, washing dishes, cleaning surfaces, emptying bins, gardening duties, washing/ironing of linen and clothing
  • Preparation of meals and obtaining groceries on behalf of clients
  • Assisting clients in payment of bills and organising medical appointments
  • Be aware of safety issues and report hazards in the working environment including recording any changes in clients health or behaviours of concern

Skills & Experience Required

  • An unrestricted Australian Driver’s Licence
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Your own reliable vehicle for work and a working smartphone to record essential client notes
  • Excellent organisational skills, hygiene practices and problem-solving abilities
  • Willingness to obtain a Certificate in Aged Care, Disability, or Individual Support
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships

Successful candidates will be required to clear relevant state-based probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and the ACT Working With Vulnerable People Card.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Brooke Niass at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Cleaners - Domestic Assistance enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview

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)

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