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 Development & Support Officer x 4 - Part Time – Hampton – VDAS

Apply now Job no: 494988
Employment type: Part 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 530 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 looking for experienced Disability Support Workers to join our team in Hampton in these fantastic ongoing Part -Time opportunities. You will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s including personal care.

This house provides wonderful music and sensory programs which you will have the opportunity to be involved in.

In these roles you will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for the 5 clients within the house including supporting residents in living independently. This role involves working with clients with various complex medical needs and behaviours and will involve sleepovers.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house
  • Develop planned activities in line with departmental policies and guidelines
  • Liaise with family members, medical services, departmental services and external services to help meet client needs
  • Develop, implement, monitor and review a range of client support plans, with oversight from senior staff, using knowledge of client need, preferences and interests
  • Provide quality direct support to clients in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including Individual Plans
  • Administer medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols or otherwise, seek appropriate medical assistance
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan
  • Previous experience working in an environment with Autistic clients highly regarded
  • Ability to apply behaviour management strategies in a complex and challenging environment
  • Solid negotiation skills in a behaviour management setting

In order to be compliant, successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and an International Criminal History Record Check; if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia in the last 10 years. A Working with Children Check is also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
  • Desirable roster hours (as below):  

Roster 1 Hours:

    • Week 1: 22
    • Week 2: 20.5
    • Week 3: 22
    • Week 4: 28

Roster 2 Hours:

    • Week 1: 23
    • Week 2: 14.5
    • Week 3: 22
    • Week 4: 18

Roster 3 Hours:

    • Week 1: 25
    • Week 2: 19
    • Week 3: 22
    • Week 4: 32.5

Roster 4 Hours:

    • Week 1: 25
    • Week 2: 19
    • Week 3: 22
    • Week 4: 32.5

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 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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