Disability Support Worker. Casual – Canberra South

Life Without Barriers

Location
ACT: ACT
Reference #
503507
Closing Date
16-09-2024
Vacancy Type

 

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 youÂ’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.


About the Role

As a Disability Support Worker, you will be passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with a disability in your local Canberra community. We have casual roles available with the potential to move into a Permanent Part-Time position, providing active, person centred support to people with disability within our Lifestyle support settings.

You will actively participate in and support clients in their own homes and with accessing the community within our Canberra South suburbs, the ideal candidate will reside amongst these suburbs and have a willingness to travel.


Key Responsibilities

  • Personal care and domestic assistance (light cleaning)
  • Community access and transportation
  • Maintain and monitor person centred plans
  • Documenting and progress note keeping
  • Develop rapport and strong relationships with the people we support and their families


Skills & Experience

  • Candidates who have lived experience or a passion to work in Disability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships and strong rapport with clients and their families
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate (must be obtained prior to employment)
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence and own registered and reliable vehicle

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check, Working with Vulnerable People 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.


Benefits

  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of people with a disability within your local community
  • Channel your passion into purpose with an opportunity for candidates who have lived experience or a passion to work in the Disability sector
  • Casual hourly rate from $41.76 + Super + reimbursed per kilometre travelled while you work
  • Receive up to $15,900 of your annual salary tax free through salary packaging benefits
  • 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 Tuesday the 16th of June 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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