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Disability Support Worker

Life Without Barriers (National)

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.   

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

We are delivering NDIS support to clients living in their community and seeking Support Workers to deliver quality services on a permanent part-time basis up to 38 hours per week for the Adelaide Metro area.

These roles are responsible for providing support for people with disabilities to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive and safe environment.

You will be required to demonstrate previous experience working with behaviours of concern and people requiring mental health supports, have strong knowledge of relevant legislation as well as excellent skills in communicating effectively with a diverse group of key stakeholders.

Please note: To be considered for these roles, you must be available and willing to work within a roster that includes regular shift work rostered 7 days a week in Lifestyle Community program from 8.00 am-8.00 pm. There is the option to work in Supported Independent Living houses (SIL) on a 24-hour roster 7 days a week, including weekends, public holidays, and sleepovers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to clients with complex needs, to assist with daily living (including personal care)
  • Support People with Disability to access and participate in the community
  • Adhere to individual plans, and working towards each client’s goals
  • Advocate for People with Disability to improve client outcomes and achieve desired goals by engaging with clients and their families

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience supporting People with Disability, behaviours of concern/or mental health
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) and relevant mental health experience
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • Ability to adhere to client support plans and complete documentation
  • Commitment to providing quality support. customer choice and inclusion

Successful candidates will be required to undertake probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and a DCSI Disability Employment clearance/NDIS check.    

Benefits

  • Competitive wage rate + super
  • Excellent salary sacrificing tax benefits incl. Meal Entertainment, novated leasing
  • Discounted - health insurance, vehicle purchase, hire and servicing plus more
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Diverse and Inclusive organisation

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter combined in one document, click 'Apply now' and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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.

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