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Program Assistant - Aged Care

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

To actively support the Program Manager/ Coordinator in the referral process of clients, the review of client’s services, program related administrational tasks and the management of the client data base. Demonstrate leadership and peer support to assist teams to achieve positive outcomes with service users

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate service user’s development of social networks and inclusion in community activities.
  • Monitor the changing needs of service users and provide information and contribute to the adaptation of LWB services as required to meet these needs.
  • Review all direct support documentation as required on each shift to fulfil the functions of the role and provide support to other team members as required.
  • Provide active support to Carers by telephone or face to face as needed.
  • Fulfil other duties as required

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in the health or welfare field and/or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and collaborate effectively with service users, their families and/or groups from a strength-based culturally appropriate perspective to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ability to maintain service user privacy and confidentiality
  • Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence and other documents.
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • First Aid Certificate

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

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Join a growing team
  • Part time- 23 hours per week  

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.

How to apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click here and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Program Assistant - Aged Care enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at midnight on Friday, 21st of February 2020.

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