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 youre 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 youre 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;
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.
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 email@example.com
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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