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Support Worker, Home Care - Canberra

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

As a Support Worker (Home Care), you will be actively supporting our Disability and Health clients to remain living independently at home through the provision of social support, personal care and domestic assistance.

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and demonstrate a passion for supporting and promoting the individual needs of our Disability and Health clients. Candidates with a relevant Certificate III and previous experience supporting clients in a one on one, in their home or in the community will be highly regarded.

Individual shifts range between 1 to 3 hours, ideal for candidates seeking additional permanent or casual work, work during school hours or students who are available between Monday and Sunday from 7am to 10pm. We have multiple casual and part time roles available throughout Canberra and surrounding suburbs.

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.
  • Administer basic first aid and manual handling as required 

Skills & Experience  

  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Home and Community Care or Aged Care
  • A current unrestricted Australian drivers licence
  • 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.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Hourly rate from $22.24 per hour + kilometres travelled reimbursed
  • Flexible shifts available Monday to Sunday
  • Ideal for someone seeking additional work OR work during school hours.  

How to apply

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