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Disability Support Worker - Mackay

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • $29.12 - $36.40 per hour + Super 
  • Permanent Part Time and Casual Positions Available!
  • Current First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain one prior to commencement
  • A current unrestricted Australian drivers’ licence and reliable vehicle required

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 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

About the role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in the lives of People with Disability. Our core business in Mackay is supporting clients who have complex behaviours to live as independently as possible with others or on their own in a proactive environment. 

We are currently looking for experienced Disability Support workers for multiple Casual/Permanent Part Time positions.

NOTE:We provide 24/7 support to a lot of our clients and therefore the we are seeking support workers available for sleepover shifts and active nights Monday to Sunday.     

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance with daily living (including personal care)
  • Community access and transport
  • Maintain and monitor person-centred plans
  • Documenting and progress note keeping
  • Following and adhering to Positive Behaviour Support plans and restrictive practices where applicable

Skills & Experience

  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III Individual Support, Community Services or similar (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Experience working with Complex Behaviours
  • Passionate about delivering Person-Centred care
  • Valid Yellow Card / NDIS Workers check or willingness to obtain one at your own cost
  • Valid Working With Children's Check (WWCC) check or willingness to obtain one at your own cost
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification or willingness to obtain one at your own cost

Critically, your experience supporting high needs customers with Positive Behaviour Support Plans and passion for providing Active Support will drive you to make a real difference to the lives of those we support.

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

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Flexible roster arrangements
  • Competitive hourly rate and salary packaging options   

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 using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Mackay enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

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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