25 March 2020

Life Without Barriers is an essential service that will remain open and operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we are actively recruiting new staff to join us at this time.

The work we do at Life Without Barriers is essential. We provide support to people with disabilities, older Australians and children and families in foster care. Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic we will remain open and operational, but due to widespread school closures, we need to adapt to the changing availability of our current workforce.

We are recruiting a stand-by workforce

Due to COVID-19 things are changing daily. Our priorities at this time are to provide continuity of care for the people we support and to keep our staff and clients safe and healthy.

We are currently recruiting a significant number of people to form a stand-by workforce who are ready and available for casual work in Disability Services or in our Child, Youth and Family Services (such as case management in foster care and youth work with young people in residential care).

We are here to support the community through this crisis

We are mindful that thousands of Australians have been stood down or lost their jobs. If you are one of these workers and you find a role that suits your skills and talents, please apply to Life Without Barriers. Your application will be prioritised. We are here, ready and waiting to bring you on board.

The work we do changes lives

We work in a number of areas, but we are specifically recruiting staff to join our Disability, Aged Care and Child, Youth and Family (foster care) Services. These roles are varied, but they all centre on supporting people to be as independent as possible.

It's been the most rewarding job I've ever done, it's the most inspiring, we talk about making a different but it's not just about talking about it

Caroline, Life Without Barriers

Work in our Disability Services involves supporting people with high and complex needs through:

  • Personal care

  • Access to the community (following social distancing measures)

  • Cooking, cleaning and shopping

  • Social support

Work in our Child, Youth and Family Services involves:

  • Case management for children and young people in foster or kinship care

  • Youth work with young people living in residential care

What you need to work at Life Without Barriers

  • A valid First Aid Certificate

  • A driver's license

  • Access to a car with third-party insurance (at this time, our staff cannot catch public transport to work due to potential exposure to COVID-19)

  • For those working in Disability Services, you must be available to work a varied pattern of shifts across a 24/7 roster

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