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Disability and Development Support Officer (DDSO1/1Q) - Part Time - Hughesdale - VDAS (496245)

Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of over 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. What are your career goals? If they are any one of the below, we have the opportunity you may have been looking for: A career that is stimulating, rewarding, and uniquely satisfying with a path for further development and personal growth Work in a supportive team environment, making a positive impact in the lives of clients actively living with a disability and support them to achieve the goals that matter to them A position which offers stability in a sector which is evolving and consistently looking to be more responsive to our clients’ needs by being creative, respectful, and courageous We are currently looking to recruit a Disability Development & Support Officer (DDSO1/1Q) for the house team, situated in Hughesdale.

In this role you will be responsible for providing support and information for people with disabilities, across their life cycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a life of dignity, respect, and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment. In this role you will work to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with and for the 6 male clients within the house, including supporting residents in living independently whilst working to a structured routine. Along with developing, implementing, and monitoring Individual Plan’s including personal care.

The house profile: The house services 6 male clients with highly complex behaviours of concern. There are two units on the one site, with 3 clients in each unit. The house team are very supportive and work well together to ensure a cohesive work environment.

A sense of humour and some light heartedness is valued, along with being driven to ensure the best quality service is provided to our clients. Roster: Fortnight 1: 35.5 Fortnight 2: 56.

5 The roster includes a combination of sleepover shifts, day shifts, morning shifts and afternoon shifts. A copy of the rosters can be obtained upon request Key Responsibilities Proven experience working in group homes with a strong client focus with genuine enthusiasm and imagination Development of planned activities in line with LWB policies and guidelines Ongoing consultation with family members, medical services, interdepartmental and external services to help meet client needs Development, implementation, monitoring and review a range of client support plans, with oversight from senior staff, using knowledge of c.


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