Disability Support Worker. Permanent Part Time - Malvern East

Life Without Barriers

VIC: Melbourne
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About the role: 

We are looking for an experienced Disability Support Worker for this Part-time opportunity for our new roster line in our Group home in Malvern east. You will be providing active support & engaging with 4 female residents. This is a high support house with some behaviours of concern to be aware of and monitored.  who have complex support needs & 2 of our residents display behaviours of concern.

We have strong relationships with residents’ families and we have an expectation should you join our team you will maintain the strength of these relationships with families.

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.

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 night time routine 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:

Roster splits: 44:00/49:30 – This roster is a mix of morning and afternoon shifts. Some split shifts, Including 6 Sleep over shifts per month.

**there are short morning shifts of 3 hours in this roster line, so please consider travel times from your residential area before applying.

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.

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.

  • Pay rate starting from $27.34 per hour + penalty rates. Varies based on qualifications and length of experience.
  • 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

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 Wednesday 6th March.


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