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Disability Support Workers - Elwood

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • DDSO1/1Q
  • Part-Time
  • Elwood
  • VDAS (493003)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of over 7,000 employees working in more than 530 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 looking for qualified Disability Support Workers to join our team in the South East Suburb of Elwood. In the role you will be actively involved in supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Care plans for clients with differing support needs. Within these guidelines and frameworks, you will work to facilitate the delivery of high-quality services to achieve positive outcomes for clients in a safe environment offering as much independence as possible.

This is a mixed house with varying support needs including high support – manual handling, administration of medications and assistance at mealtimes (PEGS training desirable). The roster will require AM, PM and Sleep over work. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols including personal care
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review a range of client support plans, with oversight from senior staff, using knowledge of client need, preferences and interests
  • Increase the service users’ skills through independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for service users

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • PEGS Training highly desirable 
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Victorian Driver Licence
  • Unrestricted Australian Work Rights, ideally Permanent Residency or Australian Citizenship
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan

In order to be compliant, successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and an International Criminal History Record Check; if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia in the last 10 years. A Working with Children Check is also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact natalie.thelwell@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Elwood enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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