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Senior Support Worker, Disability - Port Augusta

Life Without Barriers (National)

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

Due to an internal promotion, we are a seeking an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic full-time Senior Support Worker to join our two Supported Independent Living homes based in Port Augusta. This is a permanent full-time position, working Monday to Friday, AM and PM shifts. When there is a need, it is expected to be available during evenings and weekends. 

In this role you will actively support the individual needs of people who live in these homes and community clients, supporting and promoting their skills and abilities, providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring their Individual Plan. Demonstrate leadership and peer support to assist teams to provide support to the people to work towards achieving their outcomes.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide quality direct support to the individuals in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including the person’s Individual Plan.
  • Support the person to increase their skills, independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support and their enhanced participation as a valued member of their community.
  • Fulfil allocated key worker roles with supervision from line manager.
  • Implement skills development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for the individuals.
  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate the person’s development of social networks and inclusion in community activities.
  • Establish rapport and collaborate effectively with the person and their families to achieve positive outcomes for service users. 

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in the health or community services field (preferably disabilities) and/or relevant experience.
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate.
  • Current unrestricted Driver Licence.
  • The ability to fulfil the requirements of the Key Worker role.
  • Demonstrated leadership and peer support, problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Commitment to the values of dignity, respect, inclusion, empowerment, confidentiality and strength-based practice.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply the objects and principles of the Disability Services Act (2006).
  • Ability to use initiative and to work both individually in supporting service users and as part of a team.

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

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's Leading Social Purpose
  • Organisation Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Supportive culture and team environment 

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 Manon Timmermans at recruitment@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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