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Disability Support Worker (Female) - Port Kennedy

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8000 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.   

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 a Disability Support Worker with experience within a mental health and disability setting working with people who have a dual diagnosis. This is a casual position working with a female living in supported accommodation and it is important to our client that her support worker is patient and has an interest in sports.

Our client is located in Port Kennedy and there are both day and nightshifts (sleepovers). The contract is casual and there could be permanent opportunities if you have availability for regular shifts.

*The Employer considers that being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support our clients to work towards achieving their individual aims
  • Support in day to day living, promoting cooking, housekeeping, hygiene, shopping, sports etc.
  • Liaise and collaborate with consumers, their community and community support agencies
  • Monitor and review client’s progress through the service and against the case plan
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III Community Services, Disability or similar or willingness to obtain
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities & mental heath diagnosis
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate ('Provide First Aid' & 'CPR')
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate (online via NDIS Commission website)
  • NDIS Screening Check (online via NDIS Commission website)

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Career Development opportunities
  • Tax Benefits through salary packaging

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Disability Support Worker (Female) - Port Kennedy enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

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