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Company:
Life Without Barriers

Category:
Health, Medical & Allied Services

Job Type:
Casual

Location:
Tamworth & North West NSW
Regional NSW
Australia

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About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7000 employees working in more than 440 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.   
 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 role

In the role of Disability Support Worker, you will play an important role in  supporting and empowering People with disability to live independently in the community. Your daily duties will include (but not limited to)

  • Providing personal care support such as showering, toileting and personal grooming.
  • Assisting with domestic duties such as meal preparation, cleaning and other household tasks
  • Supporting People with Disability to access and participate in the community
  • Medication administration
  • Adhering to individual plans, and working towards each clients goals

As these roles involve showering, dressing and other personal care tasks we ask that only female applicants apply to maintain the decency and privacy of our female customers.  Life Without Barriers considers gender a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

These casual positions are based in Tamworth and the surrounding areas. Successful applicants are required to be available and willing to work within a 24/7 roster that includes short shifts, and regular shift work (night shifts, weekends and public holidays)

Skills & Experience 

  • Experience supporting People with Disability and/or complex needs and a Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar is preferred
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to maintain clients privacy and confidentiality
  • Ability and willingness to work a variety of shifts across a 24/7 roster including weekends, nights and public holidays

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).
 
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 Kristy Crowe at recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 22nd January 2020

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)

Closing Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020

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