Senior Disability Support Worker. Permanent Full Time - Burwood

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the role:

This is a Leadership 2IC role – this is not a Standard Disability Support worker position. You must hold or be completing study towards an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management (CHC62015) or hold an equivalent degree.

Are you ready to step up and make a meaningful impact in the field of disability support and advocacy in 2024? If you're passionate about empowering individuals with disabilities, it's time to consider a role as a Second in Charge (2IC) in Disability Services. This dynamic position offers you the chance to play a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of those in need, leading teams with compassion and expertise, and contributing to the advancement of inclusive and equitable practices within the disability community. Your journey to becoming a 2IC in Disability starts here, and the opportunities for positive change are boundless.

We are currently seeking a DDS02A- Advanced Disability Support Worker to join our group home situated at Smith st. Burwood.

The roster splits for this role are:

76:00/76:00 -  This roster is a combination of Full day shifts including some afternoon shifts. 

Please note: more detailed roster can be provided upon request.

At Life Without Barriers we consider gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and so we ask that only Female applicants apply.

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house from a leadership perspective.
  • 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.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Hold or be completing the Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management or hold an equivalent Degree.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Senior disability support worker
  • First Aid Certificate
  • An unrestricted Victorian Drivers Licence
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Workers screening check.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully 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.

Benefits

  • Pay rates starting from $36.00 per hour + penalties
  • Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts.
  • Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support & career advancement opportunities & a collaborative team environment.
  • Great opportunity to establish a career within a stable, growing and well recognised, forward thinking, services provider.

To Apply:  

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts.

Please articulate which role you are applying for in your application.

For any enquiries including requests to view the specific roster line prior to applying or for persons with disability that require adjustments please contact john.mcgrath@lwb.org.au 

At Life Without Barriers we consider gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, and so we ask that only Female applicants apply.

Applications close Midnight Sunday 16th June.

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