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Disability Development & Support Officer - Glen Waverley

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • DDSO1/1Q
  • Part Time - Fixed term
  • Glen Waverley - VDAS (496785)

Empowering people with disability to live life the way they choose is at the heart of how Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control, and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is the career move for you.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose 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 and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

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 an enthusiastic, client focussed & qualified Disability Support Worker to join our team in Glen Waverley. You will be working in a Part Time Fixed Term position until 31/07/2022 -working a combination of day and afternoon shifts with a requirement to work 2 weekends per month. You will be actively involved in supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Care plans for clients with differing support needs. Within these guidelines and frameworks, you will work to facilitate the delivery of high-quality services to achieve positive outcomes for clients in a safe environment offering as much independence as possible. The house has clients with varying support needs requiring structure, routine and consistency.  

The house profile: This role involves working in a mixed house with 3 male and 2 female residents. The residents in this house have high support requirements in their every-day life. All residents require support 24/7 this is a complex group home with manual handling, hoisting and signing requirements. There are residents who use an Electric wheelchair and residents who was been diagnosed as hearing and sight impaired.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the programs 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

To be successful in this role you will possess the following:

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Cert IV Qualified in Disability, Community Welfare or similar 
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • NDIS screening check
  • 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
  • Flexible working hours
  • salary Packaging options available.
  • Roster Split for PT role – 66:30/ 60:30

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including a request to review the specific roster line (NOT APPLICATIONS) including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact John on john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Development & Support Officer 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)

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, we welcome your application and have supports for you should you require them. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander State Lead is available for any questions you may have on William.Gray@lwb.org.au. Please note:This email address is purely for cultural support and not recruitment enquiries. Please submit any enquiries you have regarding your application to the relevant recruitment advisor.

Life Without Barriers supports calls for disability Royal Commission

Life Without Barriers (lwb.org.au)

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