Disability Support Worker. Casual - Alice Springs

Life Without Barriers

Location
NT: Alice Springs & Central Australia
Reference #
503672
Closing Date
11-09-2024
Vacancy Type

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 role

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in the lives of People with a Disability.  

We have multiple casual positions available across our Lifestyles & Supported Living programs, supporting people with disabilities living in the community in Alice Springs.

Working in a team, you will be actively supporting their individual complex needs by creating a safe environment and ensuring services are provided in a culturally appropriate way. To provide the best support you will be an experienced Disability Support Worker with a range of experience across social support, behaviour support, personal care, complex health needs, manual handling and hoisting.

These roles will require successful applicants to be available and willing to work within a 24/7 roster that includes regular shift work, including night shifts, weekends and public holidays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide active person-centred support
  • Follow behaviour support plans
  • Promote client goals through enjoyable activities
  • Provide personal care
  • Ensure safe manual handling and hoisting

 Skills & Experience

  • Personal Care experience
  • Previous experience working with people with complex health needs
  • Experience with behaviours of concern and following behaviour support plans
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate & CPR
  • Sound understanding and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and issues affecting Aboriginal people.

Benefits

  • Work for one of Australia's largest Social Purpose organisations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • Rewarding work that makes a positive impact on individuals and their families.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and hold NDIS Worker Screening Clearance. 

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

How to Apply
Include your resume and cover letter, click 'Apply'. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Lisa Hurd at lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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