We are an essential service that will remain operational throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are proactively recruiting to meet the needs of our clients during this time.

Disability Support Workers. Casual - Newcastle

Apply now Job no: 493690
Employment type: Casual
Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7000 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

We are seeking Disability Support Workers with previous experience working with behaviours of concern to join our committed Shared & Supported Living team in Newcastle on casual basis.

The clients we support have varied needs and disabilities (including high medical, complex needs, dual diagnosis and behaviours of concern) and as a Disability Support Worker, you play an important and integral role in their lives through your provision of active support and empowerment that enables our clients to live independently, access the community and achieve their goals.

Please note:  Due to the support needs of our clients, successful applicants are required to have consistent availability AND be willing to work a varied pattern of shifts across a 24/7 roster (including short shifts, night shifts, weekends and public holidays).

Skills & Experience 

  • Previous experience supporting People with Disability, community justice programs, behaviours of concern/or mental health
  • Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar 
  • NSW Drivers Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Sound computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to client support plans and complete documentation
  • Commitment to providing quality support, customer choice and inclusion

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 enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kristy Crowe at recruitment@lwb.org.au

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview

 Applications close at midnight on Sunday 31st May 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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