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Disability Support Worker (Male). Casual/part Time

Life Without Barriers - Perth, WA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 495749
Employment type: Casual, Part Time
Location: Perth
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,500+ 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

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive impact in the lives of People with a Disability.

We are looking for a Support Worker to take on regular shifts with a male client based in the Bentley area. It will be important to build a rapport with the client to encourage engagement in supports. You must have experience working with clients with challenging behaviours, have a calming nature and an interest in sports and fitness.

We have a casual contract and the potential for permanent hours within the next few months. Shifts will be between Monday to Saturday.

  • The Employer considers that being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support our clients to work towards achieving their individual aims
  • Support in day to day living, promoting cooking, housekeeping, hygiene, shopping, going to the gym etc.
  • Liaise and collaborate with consumers, their community and community support agencies
  • Monitor and review client’s progress through the service and against the case plan
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Maintenance of progress notes and record keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Experience with mental health, complex needs and behaviours
  • Unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence
  • Certificate III Community Services, Disability or similar or willingness to obtain
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
  • A professional and positive outlook about direct care work
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 & HLTAID001)
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate (online via NDIS Commission website)
  • NDIS Screening Check (online via NDIS Commission website)

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).


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Career Development opportunities
  • Tax Benefits through salary packaging

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 recruitment@lwb.org.au

Applications close Wednesday 10th February

Advertised: 02 Feb 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 10 Feb 2021 23:55 W. Australia Standard Time