Disability Support Worker - Full time - Bundoora

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, client focussed Disability Support Worker to join our team in the North eastern Suburb of Bundoora.

We are needing an enthusiastic, confident & enthusiastic person to support our residents to live their best lives. 4 Henderson Crt Bundoora is home to 5 friendly and welcoming residents. The residents have higher support needs including assistance with medication, hoisting for transfers, personal care and continence care. The residents also require assistance at meal times. During the week, the residents are all active and engaged in various community activities, day centres and outings. On weekends, the residents all enjoy going for a drive together to visit new places, and share a meal with a picnic, BBQ or at a pub or restaurant. The residents are mostly aged in their mid 50’s and have lived together for many years and know each other well.   The residents are social and enjoy listening to music, watching sport on television and going for walks together.

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers offers prospective employees, excellent career opportunities within the Disability Development and Support space. As an organisation at the forefront of the sector and a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation we currently employee 8,000 employees in more than 530 communities across Australia. 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.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide quality direct support to service users in line with their support needs, the programs they are accessing, and all support plans including the service users Individual Plan
  • Increase the service users’ skills through independence, personal growth and development through the provision of active support and their enhanced participation as a valued member of their community
  • Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities for service users
  • Assist in the delivery of programs that facilitate service users’ development of social networks and inclusion in community activities

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Cert IV Qualified in Disability, Community Welfare or similar 
  • A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
  • A current unrestricted Driver Licence
  • Hold or willing to obtain the NDIS workers screening check
  • 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. A Working with Children Check & NDIS workers screening check is also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process

  • 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

Roster splits are 77:00/75:00–This roster is a mix of morning & afternoon shifts & a requirement to work 2 weekends a month. No Sleep overs.

How to Apply   
Include your resume and covering letter in one document -  click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries (NOT APPLICATIONS) including persons with disability that require adjustments, or to review the specific roster line available please contact John at john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au 
Applications close at midnight on Friday 31st March.

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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