Disability Support Workers. Permanent Part Time - Elwood

Life Without Barriers

VIC: Melbourne
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We have 2 Part time positions available. These are permanent opportunities. You will be responsible for providing active support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing, and monitoring Individual Plans’ including personal care. Our group home is situated in the Inner Melbourne suburb of Elwood.

We are looking for  hard working, focussed and team orientated people to provide active support to the residents. You must be someone who is pro-active not reactive. We require you to be able to think on your feet during shifts.   Our residents have a range of support needs. Experience supporting clients with behaviours of concern & experience with non-verbal communication styles is beneficial. Our expectations is you will engage with our residents and their respective support networks, including families.

At Life Without Barriers we Empower people with disabilities 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.

The available roles have the following roster requirements:

 Roster splits: 38:30/33:00 – This roster is a mix of morning & afternoon shifts – Including 1 Sleep over shift per month.

Roster splits: 27:30/41:30 – This roster is a mix of morning & afternoon shifts – No Sleep over shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house
  • Develop planned activities in line with policies and guidelines
  • Liaise with family members, medical services, departmental services, and external services to help meet client needs
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols or otherwise, seek appropriate medical assistance
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Certificate 4 in Disability
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities, and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • A hands-on leader and team player with positive behaviour support experience and leadership capabilities able to actively promote and provide best practice support to clients whilst supervising and mentoring other team members
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan
  • Ability to apply behaviour management strategies in a complex and challenging environment
  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency is essential
  • Demonstrated compliance with NDIS requirements for Disability Support Workers


  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Pay rates starting from $27.34 per hour + penalty rates – varies depending on qualification and experience.
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support, and career advancement opportunities
  • Great opportunity to establish a career within a stable, growing and well recognised, forward thinking, services provider – with a healthy remuneration package including Salary Sacrificing Benefits.


How to Apply   

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

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.

Applications close at midnight Thursday 11th July.

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