Disability Support Worker. Permanent Part Time & Casual - Batemans Bay

Life Without Barriers

Location
NSW: Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
Reference #
499895
Closing Date
29-08-2022
Vacancy Type

About the Organisation

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 and refugees and asylum seekers.   

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.

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

Working within our Lifestyle Program, you will assist our clients to achieve their own personal goals. You may be required to support clients one-on-one in their homes or take them out into the community. This program runs Monday - Sunday between the hours of 8am - 6pm. Our community program clients are based in Ulladulla. 

Working across our Supported Independent Living Homes, you will work directly with clients in their own homes, supporting them with domestic duties, meal time management plans and day to day supports. This is a 24/7 rotating roster Monday - Sunday, where you will be required to work a range of shifts including sleepover shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day care (including personal care) and supervision
  • Provide direct quality support to clients in line with their specific support needs, including administering medication and manual handling
  • Follow person-centered support plans and behaviour support plans respectfully
  • Participate in community activities and encourage clients to perform daily living tasks
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with our clients and their families
  • Documenting & Progress Note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted driver’s licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Sound computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to client support plans and complete documentation

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.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits

  • Join an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity and equality
  • An hourly rate from $29.12 + super for permanent part time & $36.40 + super for casual
  • Up to $15,900 tax free per annum with salary sacrificing benefits
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Saturday 9th July 2022

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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