Disability Support Worker. Casual - North Coast

Life Without Barriers

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QLD: Brisbane
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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 community. We are looking for candidates that are located in and available to work in Redcliffe, Morayfield and surrounding local areas.  We have casual positions available with flexible hours where you will provide active, person centred support to people with disabilities. We have positions available to work across our Lifestyle, and Supported Independent Living (SIL) programs. 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. As part of providing community access supports you will also spend time with clients assisting them in utilising public transport.

Working in our Lifestyles program you will be available to work day shifts from 8am to 3pm and afternoon/evening shifts from 3pm to 10pm throughout the week. The person we support is located in Redcliffe, you will maintain contact with internal and external stakeholders to ensure an excellent level of care is provided. Candidates with experience working in mental health will be highly regarded.

Our SIL house is located in Morayfield where you will be supporting two individuals. We have shifts available working Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm on day shift and sleepover shifts from 5pm to 9am. You will be experienced in facilitating Positive Behaviours, and candidates with experience in Alcohol and Other Drugs are encouraged to apply. You will provide support with daily living tasks as well as community access a few days per week.

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
  • Previous experience working in Disability and/or Alcohol and Other Drugs is desirable
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Experience in managing challenging behaviours is desired
  • 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.


  • Casual hourly rate from $40.26 + super 
  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of people with a disability
  • 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 Monica Saigi at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Monday the 4th of March 2024

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

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