Disability Support Worker. Permanent Full Time - Doncaster

Life Without Barriers

VIC: Melbourne
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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

Can you inspire, empower, and support individuals with a disability to achieve the best quality of life?

We are looking for a positive, bubbly and committed disability support worker to assist our clients to achieve their best life.

This is a permanent Full time opportunity with a set, ongoing roster.

Our participants love social outings, eating out, and enjoying activities with housemates and other important people in their lives.

Our 4 female participants live in a lovely and homely shared accommodation home in Doncaster and require support with all aspects of daily living – including meals, physical support needs, health & medical needs, personal care and active support.

The house has a very experienced staffing team who have worked with the participants for a long period of time, have strong relationships with families and stakeholders and are ready and willing to provide positive mentoring support to you in your disability worker role.  

You will need to be able to work collaboratively within a team to continue to develop yourself professionally within the disability sector and advocate for client centred care.

You will facilitate high quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for our residents. The resident support needs vary in terms of levels of independence, including engagement in community participation.


If you’re passionate about working with vulnerable people, refining your skills as a carer by stepping into a disability support worker role, with leadership pathways, peer to peer coaching and mentoring, and a strong network of professional support, then we would love you to join our team!

You will have support in place to assist you in achieving your career objective within the sector, achieve work/life balance, and manage your wellbeing. You will be expected to work within a defined scope of responsibilities and demonstrate self-awareness, accountability, and adaptability to feedback and continuous improvement to your practice as a Disability Support Worker. Working with Life Without Barriers also includes the following benefits;

  • Pay rates starting from $27.34 per hour + penalty rates
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
  • 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

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide quality direct 1:1 support to service users in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including the service users Individual Plan and within  NDIS requirements.  
  • Increase the service users’ skills through independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support and their enhanced participation as a valued member of their community.
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for service users
  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate service users’ development of social networks and inclusion in community activities
  • Align with Life Without Barriers’ values by upholding and respecting the rights of our clients, support clients in expressing themselves and communicating effectively to suit the client.
  • Build, develop, and maintain relationships with our clients, their family, friends, and guardians, based on trust and mutual respect
  • Work collaboratively with team members to combine your individual skills and experiences to deliver client-centred care
  • You will be provided with regular support and guidance from our internal support teams to ensure you are confident in your role and duties.

Key Requirements

  • Certificate 4 in Disability
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Experience supporting people with disabilities.
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan
  • A high level of computer and administrative skills, as well as experience in managing complex health needs will be highly regarded.

Roster splits are: 78:00/74:00 – This roster line is a mix of morning, full day & afternoon shifts – No Sleep overs.

You will be required to work 2 weekends per monthly roster. The roster cannot and will not be altered. We strongly suggest you request a copy of the roster to review and consider it prior to applying.

To Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries including requests to view the roster line prior to applying; (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au 

Applications close Wednesday 22nd November.

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.

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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