Disability Support Worker. Permanent Part Time - Blackburn

Life Without Barriers

Location
VIC: Melbourne
Reference #
503505
Closing Date
13-09-2024
Vacancy Type

We are looking for an experienced & motivated Disability Support Worker for our residential home in Blackburn.  You will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s including personal care. In this role you will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for the clients within the house.

Experience assisting clients with Behaviours of concern, Epilepsy & subsequent medication management is highly regarded.

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.

Life Without Barriers offers prospective employees, excellent career opportunities within the Disability Development and Support space. As an organisation at the forefront of the sector and a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation we currently employee 8,000 employees in more than 530 communities across Australia. 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. Within the Victorian Disability Accommodation Services arena, we are growing and continue to make a positive difference in the daily lives of adults with disability across 130 houses providing support to 500+ clients across the Melbourne Metropolitan area.   

If are you looking for:

  • A career that is stimulating, rewarding and uniquely satisfying with a path for further development and personal growth
  • Work in supportive teams making a positive impact in the lives of clients actively living with a disability, achieving inspiring individual goals and helping them live life to the fullest
  • A position which offers stability in a sector which is evolving and consistently looking to be more responsive to our clients’ needs by being creative, respectful, courageous and enabling them to achieve outcomes that matter to them.

The Part time role we have available offers the following hours & shifts:

Roster splits: 35:00/55:00 – This roster is a mix of morning, some full day, and afternoon shifts. No Sleep overs.

 

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house
  • Develop planned activities in line with departmental policies and guidelines
  • Liaise with family members, medical services, departmental services and external services to help meet client needs
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review a range of client support plans, with oversight from senior staff, using knowledge of client need, preferences and interests
  • Provide quality direct support to clients in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including Individual Plans
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols or otherwise, seek appropriate medical assistance
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities

Essential Qualifications:

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Current NDIS check
  • 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 essential

 Benefits

•Pay rates starting from $28.16 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

•We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality

•An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations.

 

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.

To Apply: Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including request to review the specific roster line requirements before making a decision to apply or  persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au  

Applications will close at midnight on Saturday 13th July.

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