Advanced Disability Support Worker DDSO2A - Full Time - East Doncaster - VDAS

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 employees working in more than 440 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.   

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 role is responsible for providing support and information for people with disabilities, across their life-cycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment.  You may work in the group home, respite, residential facilities and the community providing outreach services and in-service support roles including intake/response and case management. 

 Key Responsibilities 

  • Located in East Doncaster - Supporting the House Supervisor to provide best practice support, supervision and mentoring to other team members
  • Provide direct support to clients with complex needs, to participate in a range of life areas (including assistance in physical, medical, social, recreational and daily living activities) based on the goals of individual support and care plans
  • Advocate for people with a disability to improve client outcomes and achieve desired goals by engaging with clients and their families to provide information and knowledge from which to develop and maintain comprehensive client support plans (including health specific or positive behaviour plans for people with complex needs)
  • Provide information, advice and referral, where required, to crisis intervention services for people with a disability, their families, carers and/or service providers
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review client support plans (under professional supervision)
  • Coordinate and negotiate with family members, health services, activity providers, and other community services to help meet daily client needs and/or to plan support for future client requirements
  • Under general direction, undertake more complex direct care functions or contribute to the design and implementation of a range of plans where appropriate

 Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • Current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Full driver’s licence

Key Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience working at a senior level within a disability support with clients with complex needs 
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating empathy and understanding of clients' needs and showing ability to expresses thoughts and ideas in a constructive and diplomatic way both orally and in written formats
  • Positive Stakeholder management skills: responsive to clients’ needs including maintaining positive communication with clients and stakeholders  
  • Self-management: demonstrating the ability to accept responsibility for own actions; focus on the key goals whilst drawing on personal strengths and recognising and addressing areas for development 
  • Advanced computer skills

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

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 persons with disability that require adjustments please contact sarah.bruitzman@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on the 1st March 2020.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here: https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA

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