Disability Support Worker (Female). Casual - Taree

Life Without Barriers

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NSW: Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast
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About the Role

As a Disability Support Worker, you will be providing person-centred support to female clients living with disability in Taree. The assistance you will be required to provide will differ on the support needs of each client based on their individualised support plan. We are currently recruiting for our Lifestyle & Community program.  

Shifts fall between Monday to Sunday primarily between 7am to 6pm. Ability to work flexibly is required. No overnights or sleepovers required.

At Life Without Barriers we consider gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and so we ask that only Female applicants apply.

Provide day to day care for residents, including;

  • High Intensity Daily Personal Activities (HIDPA) 
  • Personal care whist ensuring privacy and personal choices are upheld
  • Community access and providing transport
  • Attend appointments, outings and recreational activities
  • Providing active support to residents based on their goals
  • Medication administration
  • Liaison with families
  • Manual handling

Key Responsibilities

  • Support clients with daily personal care such as bathing, shaving and toileting
  • 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 is required
  • 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
  • Experience working in Lifestyle and Community supports will be highly regarded 

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.


  • 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
  • You can complete your studies and work placement while being employed by us!
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment
  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
  • An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations

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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