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Disability Support Workers - Port Augusta

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Part time & Casual

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 seeking Disability Support Workers who have previous experience supporting clients with disabilities and mental health issues who could display behaviours of concern.

We have multiple permanent part-time and casual positions available across our supported independent living services and clients living in the community in Port Augusta.

Working in a team, you will be actively supporting their individual complex needs by creating a safe environment and ensuring services are provided in a culturally appropriate way. 

It is expected that the successful candidate will be available and willing to work a 24/7 roster that includes regular shift work, including sleepovers, weekends and public holidays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with clients daily living (including personal care)
  • Following individual support plans and behaviour support plans
  • Assisting Clients with Community access and transport
  • Documentation and progress note keeping
  • Assist individuals to engage in cultural activities and maintain cultural connection
  • Maintain high level of integrity and regard for professional boundaries, confidentiality and ability to maintain sensitive information including Aboriginal matters.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience working with and supporting people with disabilities and mental health issues
  • Previous experience working with clients who display behaviours of concern
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or similar
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • NDIS Orientation Module
  • Sound understanding and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and issues affecting Aboriginal people.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and DCSI Disability Employment 

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisation
  • Hourly rate from $27.46 + super + 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 lisa.hurd@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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