Disability Support Worker. Permanent Part Time - Bundoora

Life Without Barriers

VIC: Melbourne
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About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, client focussed Disability Support Worker to join our team at in Bundoora.

We are needing enthusiastic, dedicated and patient people to support us in living our best lives. We are a home of males who are 50+ that have great personalities and get on well with each other. We enjoy going on outings, listening to music, watching DVD’s, We require supports in meeting our everyday needs, including communication, health related issues, community access, personal hygiene and occasionally some behavioural support. Along with being supported with all the fun tasks we also need support with  meal preparation, shopping and other household duties including cleaning and laundry tasks. You will also be responsible for completing mandatory reporting and  administrative duties. engaging in house activities and going on walks.

About the Organisation

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 8,200 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.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the programs 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

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Cert IV Qualified in Disability, Community Welfare or similar 
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Hold or willing to obtain the NDIS workers screening 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

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. A Working with Children Check & NDIS workers screening check is also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

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.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for this opportunity.

  • Pay rates starting from $27.34 per hour based on qualifications and experience + 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

Roster splits: 39:00/45:30 – This roster is a mix of short mornings and afternoon shifts. No Sleep overs.

How to Apply   
Include your resume and covering letter in one document -  click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries (NOT APPLICATIONS) including persons with disability that require adjustments, or to review the specific roster lines  as rosters are set in stone and cannot be changed nor negotiated, please contact John at john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au 
Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 17th July.

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