Disability Support Worker (Community). Casual - Perth

Life Without Barriers

Location
WA: Perth
Reference #
499539
Closing Date
29-08-2022
Vacancy Type

About the Organisation

Empowering people with disability to live life the way they choose is at the heart of how Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is could be a career move for you.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8000 employees working in more than 500 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 member of our community based in-home care team, you will facilitate the delivery of quality supports and achieve outcomes with clients in a positive and proactive environment. You will be actively supporting their individual needs and creating a safe environment for them to reach their goals. The successful candidates will have experience with intensive positive emotional support and have worked with clients with a range of physical, intellectual and psychosocial disabilities.

The role will be providing support in the client's home including; personal care, medication administration and household tasks.

We provide community support to clients Monday to Sunday (daytime) and you must be available for a minimum of 3 days a week (this can include weekends) 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with daily living (including personal care where needed)
  • Community access and transport
  • In-home care includes assisting with basic household tasks 
  • Medication administration
  • Maintain and monitor person-centred plans
  • Documenting and progress note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Experience supporting clients with disability (essential)
  • Australian Drivers Licence and reliable vehicle (essential)
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain prior to commencement (essential)
  • Willing to complete basic household chores or assist the client to complete the tasks 
  • Willingness to deliver personal care - assisted showering, dressing, brushing teeth etc.
  • Passionate about delivering Person-Centred care

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and obtain an NDIS Clearance. 

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Salary packaging options through Maxxia
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Ongoing training and support by a team of experienced disability support workers, dedicated to improving our client’s quality of life and engagement in the community

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 abigail.macleod@lwb.org.au 

 

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