Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Disability Support Worker. Casual – Toowoomba

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Employment type: Casual
Location: Toowoomba & Darling Downs
Categories: Disability

Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. 

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 you’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 dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals in your local Toowoomba community. We have Casual positions available with flexible hours where you will provide active, person centred support to people with disabilities. Successful candidates will have availability to work a range of shifts across a 24/7 roster, including sleepover shifts and weekends. You will work shifts across multiple sites in both our Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Lifestyle programs.

Candidates with experience working in individual care, managing challenging behaviours and with mobility skills (transferring and use of hoist) are highly desired.

Key Responsibilities

  • Community access and transport
  • Maintain and monitor Person Centred Plans
  • Track and document an individual’s progress through thorough record-keeping
  • Establish positive relationships with the people we support and their families

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds with specific reference to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Prior experience in the industry supporting clients with disability and/or relevant qualifications
  • An Australian Driver’s Licence and ownership of a registered vehicle
  • Willingness to travel between clients homes
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate (must be obtained prior to employment)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

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.

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


  • An opportunity to make a meaningful, positive impact in the lives of people with a disability within your local community
  • Casual pay rate from $40.26 per hour + Super + .92 cents per kilometre travelled whilst working
  • 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 monica.saigi@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday the 1st of May 2024.

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