Disability Support Workers. Permanent Full Time & part time - Eastern suburbs.

Life Without Barriers

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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 roles: 

Working in group homes to support residents with disabilities can be incredibly rewarding. We are looking for 4 Disability Support Workers for 3 Part-time and 1 full-time opportunities in our Group homes across the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne – In Box Hill, Forest Hill &Nunawading. Please request a copy for the 4 available roster lines when you apply so you can view the rosters and determine which one is best suited to you.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide quality direct 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
  • 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
  • Actively provide residents with their specific routines and support as required.

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • 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
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required for these roles.

Roster splits:

Nunawading: 79:00 /73:00 – Full time role – Mix of full day & afternoon shifts – No Sleep overs.

Forest Hill: 43:30/48:00 – a mix of  short morning shifts, afternoon, some full days shifts – including 6 Sleep over shifts per month.

Box Hill: 45:00/41:00 –  a mix of morning & afternoon shifts with 2 Full day shifts. No Sleep overs or 39:30 / 35:00 – a mix of morning & afternoon shifts – no sleep overs

In order to be compliant successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and an International Criminal History Record Check; if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia in the last 10 years.

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for these positions, in accordance with relevant Public Health Orders across all States and Territories. In these circumstances, evidence of vaccination will be required prior to an offer of employment.

  • Pay rate 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
  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • This is day shift roster.
  • Roster splits will depend on the role you are being considered for - Rosters are structured and you will be required to work to them accordingly.

How to Apply 
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquires, including requests to view the roster lines (not applications) please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au .

Application close Midnight Friday 1st December.

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)

Life Without Barriers supports calls for disability Royal Commission | Life Without Barriers (lwb.org.au)



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