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Support Worker - Aged Care and Veterans

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 

As a key person in the life of an older person, you will be providing one on one support to our Aged Care and Veteran clients, assisting them to remain living independently at home and access the community through the provision of social support, personal care, transport and domestic assistance with individual sessions ranging between 1 to 3 hours.

These positions will be required to work within Canberra and the surrounding areas, with both Permanent Part Time and Casual opportunities currently available. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Social support and transportation including transport to medical appointments, grocery shopping and social activities
  • Personal care including showering, grooming and dressing assistance
  • Housekeeping and domestic assistance including cooking, household cleaning and laundry assistance

Skills & Experience  

  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Home and Community Care or Aged Care (or willingness to obtain)
  • A current unrestricted Australian drivers license
  • Reliable registered vehicle with comprehensive insurance
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Good communication skills and a passion for supporting and promoting the individual needs of our clients.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Vulnerable People Card.

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 Brooke Niass at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Support Worker - Aged Care and Veterans enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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 in your application progressing, 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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