Disability Support Worker - Permanent Part Time - Clarinda

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Employment type: Part Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

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 are currently looking for a part time Disability Support Worker (DDSO1/1Q) for the house team, situated in the South-eastern suburb of Clarinda. In this role you will be responsible for providing a tailored service for people with disabilities, across their life cycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a life of dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment.

As the successful applicant you will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for the clients within the house. We are looking for someone who is open to arrange of experiences and is willing to implement behaviour management strategies.

The roster details are outlined as hours per fortnight below:

Roster   Fortnightly Split:

  • Fortnight 1: 37:00
  • Fortnight 2: 43:30
  • This roster contains predominantly afternoon shifts with shifts finishing at 9:30pm. The roster requires you to work 2 weekends per monthly roster. The House is an Active Nights House.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

Essential Requirements:

  • 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 High medical & supprt needs.

Benefits

•Pay rates starting from $26.55 per hour + penalty rates

•Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts

•On-going training opportunities in a supportive and collaborative team environment

•We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality

•An opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations

To Apply:  

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including requests to view the roster requirements prior to applying or persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au 

Applications close Midnight Thursday 21st August.

In accordance with the Victorian Public Health Order, mandatory vaccination may be required for this position. Where applicable, evidence will be requested at probity check stage. 

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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