Disability Support Worker. Casual - Mudgee

Life Without Barriers

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Location
NSW: Blue Mountains & Central West, NSW: Dubbo & Central NSW
Reference #
502065
Closing Date
29-01-2024
Vacancy Type

About the Role

As a Disability Support Worker, you will be providing person-centred active support to people living with disabilities in Mudgee. The assistance you will be required to provide will differ on the support needs of each client, however, experience with personal care, manual handling, medication assistance and behaviour support with clients of high behaviours of concern will be highly regarded.

Due to the nature of our Supported Independent Living services, you will need to be able to work flexibly across a 24/7 roster including sleepovers and active overnight shifts. This opportunity allows you to structure your work schedule to fit your needs whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support clients with daily personal care such as bathing, shaving and toileting
  • Provide support to clients with high behaviours 
  • Provide mobility assistance by lifting, transferring and hoisting clients
  • Follow person-centred active support plans and behaviour support plans respectfully
  • Help clients reach their goals through meaningful activities of their choice
  • Track and document the changing needs of clients through thorough record-keeping
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, their families and your team
  • Advocate for client choice and control in a way that is safe and compliant

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted New South Wales driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Disability or Cert IV in Mental Health will be highly regarded
  • Experience with mental health and behavioural clients
  • Committed to work flexible work hours across the week, including public holidays
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic technology and software on a mobile and desktop
  • A current First Aid Certificate, which includes the course HLTAID003 or HLTAID011

Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks; including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Please note: To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Benefits:

  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
  • Pay rates starting from $40.26 (casual) per hour as per the SCHADS Award
  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations 
  • Join a growing industry with potential for long term career growth

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, refugees and asylum seekers. 

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.

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.

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 Caprisse Angemi at caprisse.angemi@lwb.org.au

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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