Disability Support Worker. Permanent Part Time - Port Macquarie
Job no: 494347
Employment type: Part Time
Location: Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast
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
Our Shared & Supported Living team in Port Macquarie is looking for experienced Disability Support Workers with a can-do attitude and ability to work well in a high pressure environment to join them on permanent part time basis.
Day to day you will support and empower clients with a range of disabilities (including high medical, complex needs, dual diagnosis and behaviours of concern) to live independently, access the community and achieve their short and long term goals.
To be considered for these roles, you must be available and willing to work a varied pattern of shifts across a 24/7 roster due to the support needs of our clients.
Skills & Experience
- Extensive experience supporting People with Disability, community justice programs, significant behaviours of concern/or mental health
- 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 Hayley Nash at email@example.com
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 Thursday 15th October 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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