Disability Support Worker (Female). Casual - Colebee

Life Without Barriers

Location
NSW: Sydney
Reference #
498916
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 the career move for you.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 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, 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 Disability Support Worker your goal is to empower our clients by helping them to live independently and achieve their goals. Applicants must be resilient and have demonstrated experience following person-centred approaches, behaviour support and individual support plans. Due to the nature of the services we provide, we also ask that applicants are available for a variety of shift work across a 24/7 roster; this includes active nights and weekends.

At Life Without Barriers, we consider gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and so, we ask that only female applicants apply.

Benefits:

  • A base hourly rate starting from $36.40 as per the SCHADS Award
  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow person-centred support plans and behaviour support plans respectfully
  • Participate in community activities and encourage clients to perform daily living tasks
  • Track and document an individual’s progress through thorough record-keeping
  • Follow company procedures when reporting incidents and maintain confidentiality
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with our clients and their families

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted Australian driver’s licence
  • Commitment to a 24/7 roster, including active night shifts & weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic technology and software on a mobile and desktop
  • A current First Aid Certificate, which includes the course HLTAID003 or HLTAID011

Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks; including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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.

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 Chiara Molini at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close Thursday 30th of June

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, 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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