About the role
You will actively support local community members, both children and adults up to 64 years of age, who are living in their own homes, but who need support to maintain their independence and wellbeing.
Your role is to provide practical assistance and emotional support to enable clients to become more independent in managing their disability, mental health, complex medical conditions and/or post-operative recovery. This will see you offering a variety of in-home support, including housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, and meal preparation.
As part of their community connection support, you may be assisting with shopping, attending appointments, social outings and finding local support networks in their community (e.g. neighbourhood centre, local library and/or church group).
This role will service Townsville and you will be required to travel to your client appointments, so a car and valid driver’s licence is essential.
You will be supporting a number of clients per day, generally across standard business hours, Monday to Friday.
Skills & Experience
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).
About the Organisation
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,300 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 or CALD backgrounds 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 Claire.email@example.com and, in the heading, please type QCSS – Townsville
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Applications close at midnight on 19th Feb 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)
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