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Disability Support Worker - Margaret River

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Casual role

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 a disability.

As a Disability Support Worker, you will play an important role in supporting and empowering people with disabilities to live in and access the community independently and to achieve their individual goals.

Working in a team, you will facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with service users in a positive and proactive environment. You will be actively supporting their individual needs and creating a safe environment. You will be able to follow policy and procedure and have good communication and admin skills to report effectively as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in day to day living (this may include personal care), encourage independence and accompany on activities and essential outings
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Following person-centred plans
  • Documenting & progress note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Experience supporting or engaging with people with disabilities 
  • Positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs 
  • Computer literacy and administration skills
  • Ability to maintain clients’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Willing to travel to support clients
  • Current driver’s license and reliable vehicle 
  • Provide First Aid and CPR certificate (or willing to obtain prior to employment)
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance 

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.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Career Development
  • Salary Sacrifice Tax Benefits

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact abigail.macleod@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Margaret River enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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