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Disability Support Workers - Cairns

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • $35.51 per hour + Super 
  • Current First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain one prior to commencement
  • A current unrestricted Australian drivers’ licence and reliable vehicle required

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 Cairns is supporting clients who have complex behaviours to live as independently as possible with others or on their own in a proactive environment. 

We are currently looking for experienced Disability Support workers for multiple casual positions, with the intention to become Permanent Part Time positions in the future.

NOTE: We provide 24/7 support to a lot of our clients and therefore the roster for this casual position includes sleepover shifts and occasional weekends.    

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with daily living (including personal care)
  • Community access and transport
  • Maintain and monitor person-centred plans
  • Documenting and progress note keeping
  • Following and adhering to Positive Behaviour Support plans and restrictive practices where applicable

Skills & Experience

  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III Individual Support, Community Services or similar (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Experience working with Complex Behaviours
  • Passionate about delivering Person-Centred care

Critically, your experience supporting high needs customers with Positive Behaviour Support Plans and 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 Check (where relevant to the role).       

Benefits

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

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Cairns enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date 5th February, 2021 and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

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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