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Disability Support Workers

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

We are delivering NDIS support to clients living in their community and seeking Support Workers to deliver quality services on a casual basis with a view to permanent part-time up to 38 hours per week.

These roles are responsible for providing support for people with disabilities to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive and a safe environment.

You will be required to demonstrate previous experience working with behaviours of concern and people requiring mental health supports, have experience in working in group homes, and have strong knowledge of relevant legislation as well as excellent skills in communicating effectively with a diverse group of key stakeholders.

These roles will require successful applicants to be available and willing to work within a roster that includes regular shift work rostered 7 days a week from 8.00 am – 8.00 pm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to clients with complex needs, to assist with daily living (including personal care) based on the goals of individual support and care plans
  • Advocate for people with a disability to improve client outcomes and achieve desired goals by engaging with clients and their families
  • Provide information, advice and referral, where required, to crisis intervention services for people with a disability, their families, carers and/or service providers
  • Maintain and monitor client support plans
  • Documenting and Progress Note keeping
  • Maintain high level of integrity and regard for professional boundaries, confidentiality and ability to maintain sensitive information

Skills & Experience

  • Experience working within disability and mental health and supporting clients with complex needs 
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating empathy and understanding of clients' needs and showing ability to expresses thoughts and ideas in a constructive and diplomatic way both orally and in written formats
  • Positive Stakeholder management skills: responsive to clients’ needs including maintaining positive communication with clients and stakeholders  
  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) and relevant mental health experience
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Successful candidates will be required to undertake probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and a DHS/DCSI Disability Employment clearance.    

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available
  • Supportive culture and team environment
  • Work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter, 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 Workers 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.

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