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Aged Care Support Worker. Part Time - Cairns


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About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation working in more than 330 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 actively support the individual needs of frail, aged and people with a disability who access Life Without Barriers Community Care Services. Support Workers work as a team to facilitate the delivery of quality services and achieve positive outcomes with clients in a positive and proactive environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide quality direct support to clients in line with their support needs, the program they are accessing, and all support plans including their Care Plan
  • Increase the client’s skills, independence, personal growth and development through provision of active support and their enhanced participation as a valued member of their community
  • Assist in the delivery of services that facilitate client’s development of social networks and inclusion / assistance with community activities, personal care and respite care in line with LWB Policies and Procedures
  • Establish a rapport and collaborate effectively with clients and their carer to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ensure a safe working environment at all times, and respect client’s rights to privacy, dignity and confidentiality
Skills & Experience
  • Certificate III in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability, or similar, or willingness to complete this within the first two (2) years of employment
  • A current unrestricted drivers licence
  • A current First Aid Certificate, or willingness to obtain before commencement
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs of clients
  • The ability to develop positive relationships with the clients and to support their individual care plans as appropriate
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including carers, families and advocates)
  • Ability to work within and demonstrate the Life Without Barriers values in all interactions and tasks
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
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Permanent ongoing positions available
How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts.

Applications close at midnight on 18 March 2018.

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Cairns, QLD,


Aged Care Support Worker. Part Time - Cairns


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