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Disability Development & Support Officer (Ddso1/1q) - Ft,, Fixed Term

Life Without Barriers - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Job no: 496607
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Disability

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of more than 7,000 employees working in more than 530 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

We are looking for an experienced Disability Support Worker to join our team in Bundoora in this highly sought-after Part-Time opportunity. You will be responsible for providing support with activities of daily living and developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Plan’s.

You will also work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients. This role involves working with clients with various complex medical needs and behaviours and includes active nights which will require the successful applicant to work independently. This role is a fixed term, full-time position.

The house profile: This house is situated in Bundoora, surrounded by parks, cafes, and amenities. Assistance and support are required with meal planning and preparation, domestic chores, and community access. There are 5 residents, a mix of both female and male.

Key Responsibilities Include:
Contribute to the day-to-day running of the house
Manual Handling
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
Implement development programs and identify and support learning opportunities

Skills & Experience

Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent Disability related qualification
A current Senior First Aid (level 2) Certificate
A current unrestricted Driver Licence
A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities
The ability to develop a positive relationship with service users and to support their Individual Personal Plan
Experience in complex behaviours

In order to be compliant successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including a National Criminal History Record Check and an International Criminal History Record Check; if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia in the last 10 years. A Working with Children Check is also required (where relevant to the role) and a current Victorian Driver's Licence is essential.

Benefits

Work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
Life Without Barriers offers ongoing training, support and career advancement opportunities
Flexible working hours

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any general enquiries (not applications) including persons with disability that require adjustments please contact Jessica.vainer@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight on the 23rd June 2021.

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)

Advertised: 09 Jun 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 23 Jun 2021 23:55 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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