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 Worker. Part Time – Mascot

Apply now Job no: 496228
Employment type: Part Time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Disability, Aged Care, Mental Health

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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, 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 have two opportunities available to join our Supported Independent Living teams in Mascot as a Disability Support Worker. In this role your goal will be to empower our clients by helping them to live independently and achieve their goals. Due to the nature of this work, we ask that applicants are available for a variety of shift work across a 24/7 roster.

In our first vacancy, we are looking for people who can demonstrate experience managing self-injurious behaviours of concern. Specifically, someone who is resilient and has implemented person-centred approaches while adhering to a behaviour support plan in the workplace.

In our second vacancy, we are looking for people who are comfortable with personal care and manual handling. We expect suitable applicants will be confident building rapport and can respect boundaries in older clients.

Benefits:

  • We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
  • An hourly rate from $28.41 per hour + super and penalty rates
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia, including novated leasing
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow person-centred support plans and behaviour support plans respectfully
  • Participate in community activities and encourage clients to perform daily living tasks
  • Track and document an individual’s progress through thorough record keeping
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with our clients and their families

Skills & Experience

  • An unrestricted New South Wales driver’s licence
  • A current First Aid Certificate, which includes the course HLTAID003 or HLTAID011
  • Commitment to a 24/7 roster, including active night shifts & weekends
  • A Certificate III in Disability/Community Services or relevant transferrable skills

Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks; including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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 Zali Kakko 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 Wednesday the 21st of April 2021 (AEST).

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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