Disability Support Worker(Female Only). Permanent Part Time & Casual - Townsville

Life Without Barriers

Location
QLD: Townsville & Northern QLD
Reference #
500266
Closing Date
15-10-2022
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 in our Lifestyle program in Townsville, you will support our clients with community access, community participation, mentoring and an element of personal care. These shifts operate Monday - Sunday with occasional weekend work required (5pm-730pm). We have a permanent part time line of 20 hours per fortnight, and casual opportunities available.

At Life Without Barriers we consider gender a genuine genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and so we ask that only Female applicants apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day care (including personal care) and supervision
  • Community Access & Transport
  • Mentoring
  • Maintain & Monitor Person Centred Plans
  • Documenting & Progress Note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Prior experience in the industry, supporting clients with challenging behaviours

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

  • Pay rate from $30.46 + super per hour, with guaranteed hours per fortnight
  • Salary packaging benefits with Maxxia, up to $15,900 tax free per year
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Make a difference in your 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 recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on the 28th August 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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