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 (Female). Casual & Part Time - Darwin

Apply now Job no: 498669
Employment type: Casual
Location: Darwin
Categories: Disability


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 and refugees and asylum seekers.   

Empowering people with disability to live life the way they choose is at the heart of how Life Without Barriers has operated for over 25 years. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and continue this mission. Support people with disability to have the choice, control, and independence to live their best life. If you’re passionate about inclusivity, respect, and making a meaningful difference, this is the career move for you.

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 Supported Independent Living (SIL) team, working in a house with one female resident.  The successful applicant will provide practical assistance to a person/s with complex needs and behaviours to help them achieve their personal goals and manage everyday tasks. 

Our new team member must be both adaptable and flexible and have demonstrated experience working with clients with challenging behaviours.

There will be day shifts and sleepovers available and the opportunity to take permanent hours.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support clients to work towards achieving their individual aims
  • Support in day to day living, promoting cooking, housekeeping, hygiene, shopping etc.
  • Encourage independence and support with personal care (when applicable)
  • Liaise and collaborate with clients, their community and community support agencies
  • Monitor and review client’s progress through the service and against the case plan
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Experience working with clients with complex needs and behaviours, physical and intellectual disabilities 
  • Good computer literacy and administration skills to complete progress notes and use online IT systems
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Current “Provide First Aid & CPR” Certificate (mandatory prior to offer)
  • NDIS Screening check

*The Employer considers that being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

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). In line with Government policy, you will be required to provide evidence of Covid vaccination or exemption.


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Career Development opportunities
  • Salary Packaging Tax Benefits

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at Sunday 5th December

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Applications close: AUS Central Standard Time

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