Website Life Without Barriers
About the Role
As a Disability Support Worker, you will be providing person-centred active support to people living with disabilities on the Central Coast. The assistance you will be required to provide will differ on the support needs of each client, however, experience with personal care, manual handling, behaviour support with clients of high behaviours of concern and high medical needs will be highly regarded.
Due to the nature of our Supported Independent Living services, you will be required to work flexibly across a 24/7 roster and pick up a range of short and long hour shifts. Ability to work sleepovers and active overnights is REQUIRED.
There will also be the potential to convert to permanent part time as part of our current roster reviews.
Support clients with daily personal care such as bathing, shaving and toileting will be required
Sleepover and active overnight supports for clients
Provide mobility assistance by lifting, transferring and hoisting clients
Follow person-centred active support plans and behaviour support plans respectfully
Help clients reach their goals through meaningful activities of their choice
Track and document the changing needs of clients through thorough record-keeping
Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, their families and your team
Advocate for client choice and control in a way that is safe and compliant
Skills & Experience
An unrestricted New South Wales driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
Committed to work flexible work hours across the week, including public holidays
Demonstrated ability to use basic technology and software on a mobile and desktop
A current First Aid Certificate, which includes the course HLTAID003 or HLTAID011
Successful candidates will be required to clear all state-based probity checks; including but not limited to a National Criminal History Record Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.
Please note: 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.
Non-profit salary packaging benefits with Maxxia and other employee discounts
Pay rates starting from $40.26 (casual) as per the SCHADS Award
We are an organisation that champions diversity, inclusivity, and equality
An opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations in a growing industry
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, 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.
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 Caprisse Angemi at [email protected]
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.
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)
To apply for this job please visit careers.lwb.org.au.