Disability Support Worker (Female). Casual - Ipswich

Life Without Barriers

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Location
QLD: Ipswich
Reference #
502645
Closing Date
29-01-2024
Vacancy Type

About the Role

As a Disability Support Worker, you will be dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals in your local Ipswich community. We have casual positions available with flexible hours where you will provide active, person centred support to people with disabilities. You will support an energetic young woman who has a passion for arts, crafts, and pets, an exciting opportunity for cat lovers!

In this role you will be required to provide transportation in your own vehicle, so a valid Australian Drivers Licence and your own registered and insured vehicle is a requirement. Successful candidates will be available to work throughout the week, including day shifts and sleepover shifts on weekends.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow person-centred support plans and behaviour support plans respectfully
  • Participate in community activities and encourage clients to perform daily living tasks
  • Track and document an individual’s progress through thorough record-keeping
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with our clients and their families
  • Commitment to a 24/7 roster, including sleepover shifts & weekends

Skills & Experience

  • Qualifications in Disability and/or previous industry experience will be highly regarded but not a necessity
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Proactive and energetic approach to providing support
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence and own reliable vehicle

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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.

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 and 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.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of people with a disability
  • Casual hourly rate from $40.26 + Super
  • Get reimbursed .92 cents per kilometre travelled while you work
  • Receive up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits
  • Career pathways across a national organisation
  • Access to discounts and benefits at selected retail outlets, cinemas, restaurants and more

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 Rianne Gifford at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday the 12th of December 2023

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