Disability Support Worker. Permanent Part Time - Canberra

Life Without Barriers

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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 7000 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

In this role you will be providing active, person centred supports to People with Disability living independently in the community. You will provide a range of services that support our clients to achieve their individual goals including Community Access, Mentorship and Assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as personal care, meal preparation  and cleaning.

We currently have Permanent Part Time & Casual positions available and are looking for new team members who can demonstrate previous experience supporting clients with disability, including those with complex behaviours and health needs and whom have a passionate for making a difference in the lives of others.

As part of this role, you will be working in Braddon and the surrounding areas supporting people who live in new, specialist built apartments.  Clients will be living independently and utilising LWB as well as other services for their in-home and community supports. People moving into The Henry are a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds, all of whom are looking forward to living their own life, making their own decisions and are seeking support from workers who can respect their privacy and dignity, promote their rights and help them to achieve their goals. Many will have excellent communication skills and be able to direct and decide what type of support they wish to receive.   

It is essential that you hold a current Australian Drivers Licence & have access to a reliable vehicle that you can use for work purposes. You must be available to work a minimum of 3 days per week, with most shifts occurring between the hours of 6am – 10pm each day.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow individual support plans, behaviour support plans and health care plans
  • Provide a range of in-home and community based supports that enable our clients to live independently and achieve their goals
  • Maintain and monitor a client’s support plan whilst modelling a person-centred approach at all times
  • Identify and support a range of learning opportunities for our clients
  • Track and document an individual’s progress through detailed note keeping

Skills & Experience 

  • Previous experience supporting People with Disability, behaviours of concern/or mental health
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLATAID003 or HLTAID011)
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting and engaging with low and high support clients
  • Proven success managing and monitoring challenging behaviours
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships


  • An opportunity to start a rewarding career with one of Australia's leading social purpose organisations
  • Access to Salary Packaging benefits and claim up to $15,900 in tax free earnings
  • On-going training opportunities and a supportive team environment

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, NDIS Working screening check & ACT Working With Vulnerable Persons Card. 
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

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. 

 Applications close at midnight on Monday the 4th of 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)

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