Disability Support Worker - Permanent Part Time - Doncaster

Life Without Barriers

Location
VIC: Melbourne
Reference #
499388
Closing Date
29-08-2022
Vacancy Type

Life Without Barriers offers prospective employees, excellent career opportunities within the Disability Development and Support space. As an organisation at the forefront of the sector and a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation we currently employee 8,000 employees in more than 530 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. Within the Victorian Disability Accommodation Services arena, we are growing and continue to make a positive difference in the daily lives of adults with disability across 130 houses providing support to 500+ clients across the Melbourne Metropolitan area.   

If you are you looking for:

  • A career that is stimulating, rewarding and uniquely satisfying with a path for further development and personal growth
  • Work in supportive teams making a positive impact in the lives of clients actively living with a disability, achieving inspiring individual goals and helping them live life to the fullest
  • A position which offers stability in a sector which is evolving and consistently looking to be more responsive to our clients’ needs by being creative, respectful, courageous and enabling them to achieve outcomes that matter to them.

As a Disability Support Worker in this residential home in Doncaster you will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s including personal care. In this role you will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for the clients within the house.

About the role:

We are looking for a Disability Support Worker to join our team in Doncaster.

You will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan's. You will also work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients.  This role involves dealing with Behaviours of Concern and knowledge of supporting people with autism is essential.

The roster line is a day shift & 2 weekends per month. The Specific roster line can be provided prior to applying.

 

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including the service users Individual Plan
  • Increase the service users’ skills through independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support and their enhanced participation as a valued member of their community
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for service users
  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate service users’ development of social networks and inclusion in community activities

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan

In order to be compliant successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and an International Criminal History Record Check; if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia in the last 10 years. A NDIS Worker’s Screening check & Working with Children Check are also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

Please note: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations may be required for this position, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.
 
Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options available
  • Roster splits are 38:00/40:00

How to Apply   

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including a request to review the specific roster line before deciding to apply or persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au


Applications close at midnight on Friday 1st July 2022

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)

Life Without Barriers supports calls for disability Royal Commission | Life Without Barriers (lwb.org.au)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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