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Disability Development & Support Officer - Blackburn

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • DDSO1Q
  • Full Time Active Nights
  • VDAS (495721)

Life Without Barriers offers prospective employees, excellent career opportunities within the Disability Development and Support space. As an organisation at the forefront of the sector and a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation we currently employee 7,000 employees in more than 530 communities across Australia. 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. Within the Victorian Disability Accommodation Services arena, we are growing and continue to make a positive difference in the daily lives of adults with disability across 130 houses providing support to 500+ clients across the Melbourne Metropolitan area.   

In 2021 are you looking for:

  • A career that is stimulating, rewarding and uniquely satisfying with a path for further development and personal growth
  • Work in supportive teams making a positive impact in the lives of clients actively living with a disability, achieving inspiring individual goals and helping them live life to the fullest
  • A position which offers stability in a sector which is evolving and consistently looking to be more responsive to our clients’ needs by being creative, respectful, courageous and enabling them to achieve outcomes that matter to them.

As a Disability Development & Support Officer in this residential home in Blackburn you will be responsible for providing direct active night support and implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s including personal care. In this role you will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for the clients within the house.

The house profile: This is the home of 4 women aged 29-51yrs. The residents support needs vary in terms of levels of independence and support in terms of personal care, behavioural support required, medication management and assistance with daily living skills is required. Two residents are non-verbal so signing skills would be advantageous. All residents have 1:1 support for community access and participation which is being phased in slowly due to the COVID 19 situation.

This is a full-time ongoing active night position with 78.15/73.45 hr fortnightly splits and every other weekend off.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house
  • Develop planned activities in line with departmental policies and guidelines
  • Liaise with family members, medical services, departmental services and external services to help meet client needs
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review a range of client support plans, with oversight from senior staff, using knowledge of client need, preferences and interests
  • Provide quality direct support to clients in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including Individual Plans
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols or otherwise, seek appropriate medical assistance
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities

Essential Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current 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
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is essential

Benefits: 

  • Excellent Career opportunity within a leading community services organisation
  • Attractive Awards based package with FULL SALARY SACRIFICING BENEFITS
  • Meaningful and rewarding opportunity

To Apply: Ref Job number 495721 - Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact natalie.thelwell2@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Development & Support Officer - Blackburn enquiry via EthicalJobs

 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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