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Reference Number 14203
Position Title Lifestyle Worker
Employment Type Casual
Organisation Social Mission
Location SAILSS Brisbane
Award/Enterprise Agreement Soc Cmmty Hm & Dis Srvcs
Position Summary

Lifestyle Workers– Casual

Southern suburbs - Brisbane

Casual positions available

Due to an increase in Participants an opportunity exists in our Brisbane team for experienced Lifestyle Workers

About Us:

The Salvation Army is one of this country’s most loved organisations. Our ‘Christianity with its sleeves rolled up’ ethos has endeared us to the Australian public. Each year we provide assistance to over one million Australians by offering practical and spiritual support through a diverse range of services to assist people to live their lives to their full potential. 

SAILSS (Salvation Army Individual Lifestyle Support Service) provides support for people with intellectual and physical disabilities to live more meaningful lives. We are a non-government organisation, receiving government funding, working within the Qld Disability Services Act and the Human Services Quality Framework. We believe that each person should feel safe, secure and be free from abuse or neglect. We value honesty, transparency, authenticity, humility and are open to feedback.

About this Opportunity:

Provide support which enables Participants to enjoy a caring, healthy and stimulating environment and have the opportunity to experience fulfilled lives.  Activities include the provision of problem solving support, intervention, personal advocacy, development of life skills, planning and training, all in line with The Salvation Army’s values and mission. 

The key responsibilities include;

  • Implement personal plans that have been developed and assist in ensuring the lifestyle support work is relevant to the needs of the participants and their families, support options both within TSA network and external agencies and advocate as appropriate.  
  • Provide personal care as required, according to level of need.
  • Participate in team activities, attend staff meetings and demonstrate a supportive approach to other staff members which contributes to the overall team effectiveness.

The Key Selection Criteria

  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
    • Relevant qualifications in Community Services/Disability Support/Social work, or currently studying the same, or an equivalent combination of training, skills & experience.
    • Experience working with people with an intellectual / physical disability & an understanding of the issues they face, with the ability to encourage independence & self-determination, where appropriate, or a passion to learn & grow in this area.
    • A willingness to work flexible hours to meet operational requirements, which includes split shifts, sleep overs & weekend work.
    • A Drivers' Licence & roadworthy vehicle
    • Hold, or be willing to obtain, a First Aid & Resuscitation Certificate.
    • Willing to undergo employment checks : Criminal history, Blue card, Yellow card
    • Be physically fit to undertake the inherent physical requirements of the role.

Closing date for applications is 2nd May 2019

                                                                                 Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply. TSA is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply - External Applicants
1. Click the 'Apply Now' button
2. Click the 'Register & Apply' button to complete the online form and application

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 Applicants are encouraged to apply before the closing date as interviews for suitable candidates may be held throughout this time period 

Contact Person Nicole Tupper
Contact Number (07) 3368 0700
Closing Date 02/05/2019
Position Description
Lifestyle Worker 2016 updated 3.6.16.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.