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Disability Support Worker - Batemans Bay

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,500 employees working in more than 440 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 casual Disability Support Worker, you will be given the opportunity to empower and support our clients with disability within our Lifestyle & Respite programs. In our growing community at Batemans Bay, we are specifically looking for people who are passionate about a career in disability services and have experience in offering person-centred support.

The strongest applicants will have an in-depth understanding of psychosocial behaviour and mental wellbeing; as well as the ability to engage and attend to a variety of client needs. This opportunity also requires the successful candidate to be flexible for a variety of shifts, including weekends, public holidays and the occasional sleepover shift.

Benefits:

  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity and equality
  • An hourly rate from $35.51 per hour + penalty rates and super
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the growth and development of our clients through community participation
  • Identify and support learning opportunities for all clients who access our services
  • Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with clients, their families & key stakeholders
  • Track and document an individual’s progress through thorough note keeping
  • Contribute to a positive team environment through demonstrating peer support

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to use a smart phone and a computer where required
  • Valid First Aid Certificate as per NDIS requirements
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Valid unrestricted NSW drivers’ licence or the ability to travel to clients and community locations where required

Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks, including a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

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 Zali Kakko at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Batemans Bay 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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