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Disability Support Worker - Mackay

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 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

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in the lives of People with Disability. Our core business in Mackay is supporting clients who have complex behaviours to live as independently as possible with others or on their own in a proactive environment. We have two permanent part-time positions available; 24 hours per week and 30 hours per week.

We have a specific need for experienced Disability Support Workers to work alongside a client that has a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental health. The successful candidates will have experience with intensive positive emotional support and be available to work a range of shifts including weekends and sleepovers. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with daily living (including personal care)
  • Community access and transport
  • Maintain and monitor person-centred plans
  • Documenting and progress note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Experience supporting clients with disability and/or mental health diagnosis (essential)
  • Australian Drivers Licence and reliable vehicle (essential)
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain prior to commencement (essential)
  • Certificate III Individual Support, Community Services or similar, or willingness to obtain (desirable)
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Passionate about delivering Person-Centred care

Critically, your passion for providing Active Support will drive you to make a real difference to the lives of those we support.

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

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Permanent ongoing positions available
  • Flexible roster arrangements
  • Competitive hourly rate and salary packaging options     

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au with the subject heading ‘DSW Mackay via EthicalJobs’.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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