Disability Support Worker. Casual & Permanent Part Time - Central Coast

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Employment type: Casual, Part Time
Location: Gosford & Central Coast
Categories: Disability, Mental Health

About the Role

As a Disability Support Worker, you will be providing person-centred active support to people living with disability on the Central Coast. The assistance you will be required to provide will differ on the support needs of each client. We have opportunities across two of our support programs.

Our Supported Independent Living services enables the people we support to live comfortably and as independently as possible within in their home. It includes help or supervision with daily tasks, like personal care or cooking meals. These supports are most suitable to individuals who can work flexibly across a 24/7 roster and pick up a range of short and long shifts. Ability to work sleepovers and active overnights is REQUIRED. There are casual and permanent part time roles available within this program.

Our Short-Term Accommodation Assistance (STAA) provides temporary support to children and adults who usually reside with their family or primary carer. These shifts are on a casual basis and generally shorter in length and allow for a work life balance. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with clients who require any of the following; Personal care, manual handling, behaviour support with clients of high behaviours of concern, complex behaviours and high medical support
  • Sleepover and active overnight supports 
  • Follow person-centred active support plans and behaviour support plans, advocating for client choice and control in a safe and compliant manner
  • Thoroughly track and document the evolving needs of clients through diligent record-keeping

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted New South Wales driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic technology and software on a mobile and desktop
  • A current First Aid Certificate, which includes the course HLTAID003 or HLTAID011

Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks; including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Please note: 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:

  • Pay rates starting from $40.26 (casual) and $32.21 (permanent) as per the SCHADS Award
  • Long term job security working for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations in a growing industry
  • Enjoy exclusive salary packaging on everyday living expenses (including mortgage, rent and bills) and gain access to a range of enticing employee discounts
  • We are an organisation that purportedly advocates for diversity, inclusivity, and equality 

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, 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.

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 Caprisse Angemi at caprisse.angemi@lwb.org.au

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