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Support Worker - Aged Care - Canberra

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 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 support in the life of an older person, you will be providing one on one in-home support to an Aged Care client in Canberra. You will be assisting them to remain living independently at home and access the community through the provision of social support, personal care, transport and domestic assistance. This role includes individual sessions ranging between 1 to 3 hours in length, across a rotating Monday – Sunday roster.

These positions will be Permanent Part Time at 20 hours per week. Successful candidates will have flexible availability and experience caring for complex clients.

Essential Requirements  

  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Nursing, Home and Community Care or Aged Care
  • A current Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Reliable registered vehicle with comprehensive insurance
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Excellent communication skills and a passion for supporting and promoting the individual needs of our clients
  • Experience providing high level personal care

Highly Desired

  • 2 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience working with complex clients living with an acquired brain injury/dementia
  • Experience as an AIN assisting with toileting, catheter care and rehabilitation exercises

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 - Canberra 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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