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Job Information

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

As a Home and Community Care (HACC) Support Worker,, you will be actively supporting clients to remain living independently at home through the provision of social support, personal care and domestic assistance.

These casual positions are based in Tamworth and the surrounding areas. The ability and willingness to work short shifts and regular shift work (Including weekends and public holidays) across a 24/7 roster is necessary for these roles, due to the ongoing support needs of our clients.

Your daily duties will include (but not limited to);

  • Personal care including showering, toileting & grooming assistance
  • Social support and transportation including transport to medical appointments, grocery shopping and social activities
  • Housekeeping and domestic assistance including cooking, household cleaning and laundry assistance.
  • Administer basic first aid and manual handling as required
  • Completion of client support documentation such as progress notes

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).

Skills and Experience  

  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Aged Care, Disability or similar
  • Prior experience within an Aged Care or Disability support role (Preferred)
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Unrestricted Drivers Licence
  • Good written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to complete basic computer based tasks.

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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