Disability Support Worker - Part time - Hampton.

Life Without Barriers

Location
VIC: Melbourne
Reference #
500108
Closing Date
15-10-2022
Vacancy Type

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 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.  

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.

You will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing, and monitoring Individual Plans’ 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.

The house profile: This house is situated in Hampton. This role involves working with our residents with some behavioural needs and who require Personal Centred support & self advocacy.

 

This is a part-time ongoing position, the roster details outlined as fortnightly hours is detailed below:

Roster Hours:

  • Fortnight 1: 49:00 hours
  • Fortnight 2: 60:00 hours

This roster contains a mixture of day and afternoon shifts. This roster also has a requirement to work 8 Sleep over shifts per month.

Please note: A more detailed roster can be provided upon request

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house
  • Develop planned activities in line with policies and guidelines
  • Liaise with family members, medical services, departmental services, and external services to help meet client needs
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols or otherwise, seek appropriate medical assistance
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Certificate 4 in Disability
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities, and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • A hands-on leader and team player with positive behaviour support experience and leadership capabilities able to actively promote and provide best practice support to clients whilst supervising and mentoring other team members
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan
  • Ability to apply behaviour management strategies in a complex and challenging environment
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is essential
  • Demonstrated compliance with NDIS requirements for Disability Support Workers

Benefits:

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Pay rates starting from $26.55 per hour + penalty rates
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support, and career advancement opportunities
  • Great opportunity to establish a career within a stable, growing and well recognised, forward thinking, services provider – with a healthy remuneration package including Salary Sacrificing Benefits.

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 applying or persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au

If you aren't sure if you have the right experience, please reach out to discuss your background.

Applications close at midnight Tuesday 16th August.

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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