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Disability Support Worker - Port Macquarie

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Casual & Part Time - Port Macquarie

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

Working as a Disability Support Worker your goal is to empower our clients by helping them to live independently and achieve their goals in a Supported Independent Living environment. This opportunity in the Port Macquarie area is a great way for locals to give back to the community and make a difference as a front-line worker.

Successful applicants will be resilient and have a demonstrated passion supporting people who live with disability. Preference will be given to those who have experience working with clients with complex medical needs, dual diagnoses and behaviours of concern. Due to the support needs of our clients, it is important that candidates are able to work flexibly across a 24/7 roster which includes active night shifts and weekends

Benefits:

  • Join an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity and equality
  • An hourly rate from $28.41 per hour + penalty rates and super
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits from Maxxia
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

Skills & Experience 

  • Previous experience in Disability, Community Welfare or similar
  • An unrestricted NSW Driver’s Licence
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Sound computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow individual support plans, behaviour support plans and health care plans
  • Commitment to providing quality support, customer choice and inclusion

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including 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 Hayley Nash at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Port Macquarie 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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