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Disability Support Worker - Greater Sydney Area

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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

Working as a Disability Support Worker in our Lifestyles Day Program, you will be committed to providing support to people with disability by assisting them to achieve their goals. As a member of our Lifestyles program you will be required to travel directly to clients and assist them in their homes. The shifts can vary from 2 to 10 hours on any given day, 7 days a week.

If you’re enthusiastic and dedicated to supporting the lives of people with disability and are confident building and maintaining positive relationships, this could be the role for you!

Benefits:

  • Join 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

  • Increase the client’s choice and independence, through capacity building, skill acquisition and supported decision making
  • Assist clients to explore and participate in community-based activities of their choice
  • Establish meaningful relationships with clients, their families, supporters and advocates
  • Report any observed changes or concerns regarding the health, wellbeing and/or behaviour of clients as per Life Without Barriers procedures

Skills & Experience

  • Valid unrestricted Australian drivers’ licence or ability to travel to clients and community locations where required
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic technology and software, including a smart phone,
  • and a computer
  • Valid First Aid Certificate as per NDIS requirements
  • Personal or work experience in using initiative and working both individually and as part of a team

All positions within Life Without Barriers will be required to undergo probity checks including criminal record checks, vulnerable person’s check, and working with children checks (where relevant to the position).

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 - Greater Sydney Area 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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