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Mental Health Support Worker - Disability - Darwin

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the role

As the male Support Worker, you will provide person-centred active support to men living in the community with complex mental health needs and social and emotional wellbeing support needs.

The role of the support worker is to work with people and their support networks to provide a range of support including but not limited to;

  • Direct support with cooking
  • Shopping
  • Accessing the community
  • Budgeting
  • Managing behaviours of concern
  • Medication Management and health-related supports
  • Supporting people to develop and meet their own individual goals
  • Supporting people to remain connected to their culture, kin and community

The Employer considers that being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Please note: Our core business is providing 24/7 support to people in their own homes. Therefore, the successful applicants for this Permanent Part Time role will be required to work across a range of shifts including active night shifts, weekends and public holidays. 

Skills & Experience

  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III in Community Welfare, or similar, or willingness to complete this within the first 2 years of employment
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certificate (or willingness to obtain at your own cost)
  • Experience working with complex behaviours
  • Experience supporting people with complex Mental Health needs
  • Completing shift reports and incident reports
  • Passionate about delivering Person-Centred care

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).

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.


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

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: Mental Health Support Worker - Disability - Darwin 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 (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA).

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