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Disability Support Workers - Wollongong / Nowra

Life Without Barriers

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

Working as a Casual Disability Support Worker across our Lifestyle Support Programs and Supported Independent Living setting’s in Wollongong and/or Nowra, you will play an important role in supporting and empowering people with disability to live independently in the community and to achieve their individual goals.

Successful candidates will have strong communication skills and demonstrate a passion for supporting and promoting the individual needs of our clients. Candidates with previous experience working with clients with disability in Supported Independent Living and/or Lifestyle Support settings will be highly regarded.

We have multiple casual roles available and are seeking candidates who are flexible to work across a 24/7 roster and across various suburbs of Wollongong and/or Nowra

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with clients daily living (including personal care)
  • Participation in activities of daily living
  • Assisting Clients with Community access and transport
  • Maintaining and monitoring person-centred plans
  • Following individual support plans and behaviour support plans where required
  • Documentation and progress note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Good communication skills and a passion for supporting and promoting the individual needs of our clients.
  • NSW Driver's license 
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Previous experience working with People with disability will be highly regarded
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts across a 24/7 roster
  • Ability to maintain service user privacy and confidentiality
  • Certificate III in Disability, Community Welfare or similar will be highly regarded

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

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisation
  • Hourly rate from $27.64 per hour + super + salary packaging benefits
  • On-going training opportunities

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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