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Disability Support Workers - Dubbo

Life Without Barriers (National)

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

Working in a Supported Independent Living setting in Dubbo, you will support our clients in their homes with various activities including daily living, community participation, personal care, domestic duties and taking them to appointments as required. The shifts are across a 24/7 rotating roster with a 50 hour per fortnight permanent part-time opportunity and a 30 hour per fortnight permanent part-time opportunity.

To be considered for these roles, you must be willing to work a variety of shifts including active nights and weekends.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist clients to explore and participate in community-based activities particularly sports, such as swimming and walking
  • Increase the client’s choice and independence
  • Establish relationships with clients, their families, and supporters 
  • Support clients to manage their health, including mental health
  • Manual handling, including operation of hoists
  • Complete documentation and reporting requirements

Skills & Experience 

  • Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar OR willingness to obtain
  • Unrestricted NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Sound computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to client support plans and complete documentation

Benefits:

  • Join an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity and equality
  • An hourly rate from $29.12 + super 
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

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).

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 Emma Kennedy at recruitment@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Worker - Dubbo 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.

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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