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 Workers. Permanent Part Time - Melbourne, Northern Suburbs

Apply now Job no: 499438
Employment type: Full Time, Part Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation:
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.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose 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. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

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 roles: 

Due to an increase in Supported Independent Living support hours in line with our clients NDIS plans, we are now recruiting for permanent Disability Support Workers across various locations of northern Melbourne including Mill Park, Bundoora, Macleod, Epping and Greensborough.  

We are seeking applications for permanent roles only as we know having familiar and stable staff increases the wellbeing of people we support and it is more effective in helping them achieve their goals.  We will talk through the opportunities and hours available at interview stage.

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

  • 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

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.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption certificate.  You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.


  • Pay rate starting from $25.68 per hour + penalty rates
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia which increases your take home pay
  • Paid annual and personal leave
  • Stable and predictable rosters
  • On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Values-led and dedicated staff
  • Build your career at Life Without Barriers
  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations

How to Apply 
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquires, (not applications) please contact Kylie Doon at recruitment@lwb.org.au

We will be processing applications every few days so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience so you don’t miss out!

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 such as a virtual assessment centre.

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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