Lifestyle Support Worker - Mackay

Job Description

Make a difference in the lives of regional Queenslanders 

selectability is looking for passionate motivated  Lifestyle Support Workers (LSWs) to join our growing team! 

LSWs play a vital role in supporting our consumers to live their best life - empowering individuals to build confidence, work towards their goals and improve their mental wellbeing. 

You work one-on-one in the homes and communities of our consumers to support them to live as independently as possible. 

Working at selectability is more than just a job – it’s a career. Once you join our team we want you to stay so we have training, processes and pathways in to support you to progress through the organisation.  

No industry experience is necessary however, a positive outlook and the desire to make a difference in the lives of regional Queenslanders is a must.

About us 

selectability is a not-for-profit charity committed to improving mental wellbeing and contributing to suicide prevention across regional Queensland.  

We provide and coordinate NDIS supports, offer clinical services and deliver government funded mental wellbeing, carer and youth support programs. 

We are one of the largest providers of mental health services across our diverse footprint – extending from Cairns to Rockhampton and Palm Island to Mount Isa … and growing. 

Our focus is always the individual and their goals and aspirations.

Our values

At selectability our values define what we stand for and how we work. 

We value: 

Commitment... Consumers, their goals and their rights are everything

Accountability... We take responsibility for our actions

Compassion... We understand and care deeply about our consumers 

Respect... We acknowledge that everyone is different and promote equal human rights

Integrity... We do the right thing even when no one is looking 

Innovation... We believe that every day is an opportunity to improve 

Positivity... We engender courage and passion for a better future

 

About the Lifestyle Support Worker role

Lifestyle Support Workers perform a rewarding role filled with variety! No two days are the same as you support consumers to work towards their own, unique goals. 

You may work with consumers in their homes to carry out activities like clean and organise, prepare healthy meals or maintain a yard and generally make positive choices. A key part of the role is supporting consumers to improve their confidence accessing the community and engaging in activities that will help them achieve their goals. You will also provide transport to and from activities. It could be anything from shopping, going to the gym, attending social events and appointments … to name a few activities! 

About the SIL Lifestyle Support Worker

As a Supported Independent Living Lifestyle Support Worker you will assist consumers with their with daily tasks and activities to build life skills and connect with the community.

We are looking for motivated applicants who are willing to work shift work, regular sleepovers and weekends. 

About you 

To be successful you must: 

  • have a positive attitude 
  • possess clear and effective communication skills 
  • demonstrate computer literacy and accuracy in record management 
  • experience working in a team environment 
  • exhibit an ability to problem solve 
  • be able to follow policies and procedures at all times 
  • be able to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals 

You will also need:

  • a current minimum P1 "C" class Queensland drivers licence 
  • a currently registered, roadworthy, and fully comprehensive insured vehicle
  • a Positive Notice Working with Children (blue card) (or the ability to obtain prior to commencement)
  • a current yellow card exemption or an NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (or the ability to obtain prior to commencement)
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module 'Quality, Safety & You' completion certificate (visit https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au to access this free module). at completion of the course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion which you can forward to hr@selectability.com.au 

We offer a range of benefits including: 

  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Casual hourly rate range $31.76 - $43.08 + super
  • salary packaging option up to $15,900 per FBT  
  • clearly defined career progression pathway 
  • professional development opportunities 
  • flexible, family friendly environment 
  • subsided learning through our RTO selectability Training (RTO 0281) 

 

How to apply 

If this is you – we’re keen for you to join our growing team!  

For further information, please contact 48643000 or hrmackay@selectability.com.au