Disability Support Worker, Permanent Part Time - Esperance

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,000 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 change in the lives of People with a disability.

As a Disability Support Worker, you will play an important role in supporting and empowering people with disabilities to live in and access the community independently and to achieve their individual goals. Working in a team, you will facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with service users in a positive and proactive environment. You will be actively supporting their individual needs and creating a safe environment. You will be able to follow policy and procedure and have good communication and admin skills to report effectively as required.

We have a variety of shifts available with up to 26 hours per week for the successful candidate or we can split the shifts between two new staff members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day care (including some personal care)
  • Support in day to day living, promoting cooking, housekeeping, hygiene, shopping etc.
  • Utilise positive behaviour strategies
  • Community access & transport 
  • Following person-centred plans
  • Documenting & progress note keeping

Skills & Experience

  • Certificate III in Disability, Community Services or similar
  • Experience supporting adults and children with disabilities
  • Positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs including a psycho-social disability and autism.
  • Computer literacy and administration skills
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current first-aid certificate (or willing to obtain)
  • Ability to maintain clients’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Willing to travel to support clients

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Career Development
  • Salary Sacrifice Tax Benefits

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact ***********@lwb.org.au

Applications close at midnight Wednesday 15th of January 2020.