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Disability Support Worker - Queanbeyan

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

As a Part Time Maximum Term Disability Support Worker in Queanbeyan, you will be providing individual support to a non-verbal young client with disability by assisting them to live independently and achieve their goals.

The successful applicant will have experience managing challenging behaviours, following behaviour support plans and be comfortable with personal and menstrual care. The ideal applicant will also be available for a variety of shift work that includes active night shifts and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow individual support plans, behaviour support plans and health care plans
  • Assist the client with personal and menstrual care
  • Encourage the client to perform daily living tasks and to participate in community activities
  • Maintain and monitor the client’s person-centred plan
  • Identify and support a range of learning opportunities for the client
  • Track and document the individual’s progress through thorough note keeping 

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Disability, Community Welfare or similar
  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • A current NSW Driver’s Licence
  • The ability to work flexibly around a 24/7 roster, including active night shifts
  • The confidence to maintain service user privacy and confidentiality
  • Commitment to supporting and promoting the individual growth of clients
  • Confident supporting people with disability
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Benefits:

  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • An hourly rate from $27.94 per hour + super and salary packaging benefits
  • On-going training opportunities

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.

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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