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Disability Development & Support Officers x2 - Bentleigh

Life Without Barriers
  • DDSO1Q
  • Part Time
  • Bentleigh
  • VDAS

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of more than 7,000 employees working in more than 530 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 two experienced Disability Support Worker's to join our team in Bentleigh in these ongoing part-time roles. As the successful additions to our team, you will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living for the house residents as well as developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s.

You will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients. This role involves working with clients who are quite active and energetic, as such these roles would suit candidates who display eagerness, high energy and the willingness to be active in the house including partaking in activities like gardening with the clients.

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
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols including personal care
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review a range of client support plans, with oversight from senior staff, using knowledge of client need, preferences and interests
  • Increase the service users’ skills through independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for service users
  • Liaise with family members, medical services, departmental services and external community services to help meet client needs
  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate service users’ development of social networks and inclusion in community activities

 Skills & Experience

  • 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

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.


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

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).

How to apply

Apply here.

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.

Applications close at midnight on the 7th June 2020.

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