Disability Support Workers. Part Time & Casual - Orange
Job no: 494982
Employment type: Part Time
Location: Blue Mountains & Central West
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 experienced Disability Support Workers who align with Life Without Barrier's values, to join our Shared & Supported Living team in Orange on a Permanent Part Time & Casual basis.
The clients we support have a broad range of support needs that include high or complex medical needs, dual diagnosis and behaviours of concern. You will be required to actively support our clients to live independently through the provision of daily living support (including personal care), domestic duties, mentorship, assistance with medications and support to achieve their individual goals.
Due to the support needs of our clients, you must be available and willing to work a varied pattern of shifts across a 24/7 roster (including short shifts, night shifts, weekends and public holidays) in order to be considered for these roles.
Skills & Experience
- Previous experience supporting People with Disability, behaviours of concern and/or mental health
- Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar OR willingness to obtain
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 September 27th September 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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