Role at NWDS
For over 30 years, North West Disability Services (NWDS) has been supporting people with a disability to achieve their personal goals and flourish in their community. NWDS focuses on the individual and their personal aspirations to lead a self-directed and valuable life. While NWDS provides recreation, skill development and training that continually works toward personal independence, we also engage the person with family, friends and social networks to build opportunity for contribution within their direct and wider community.
As an innovative service provider NWDS draws on the valuable life experiences of staff to contribute their personal skills and interests to the service mix. Your own interest and hobbies provide the opportunity for our people to connect with the diverse and fascinating options that life can offer. Our extensive training and development enables a thorough understanding of the personal commitment and knowledge required to gain personal satisfaction in a job well done and to achieve a rewarding career.
NWDS is a charity and Equal Opportunity Employer and offers 24/7 flexible working conditions, work/life balance and salary packaging. Volunteers and people seeking work experience are also welcome to join our team at NWDS and work with us to create the very best we can for the people we serve by “turning dreams into reality”.
An employee within this level of Lifestyle Assistant would be new into the organisation, developing the skills and training experience to be able to function at a higher level, while under the full supervision of higher level staff. The employee would hold the essential criteria for the role and be working toward achievement of the core requirements, while developing experience.
Lifestyle Partner Level 1
Progression to this level of Lifestyle Partner Level 1 would be by involvement in training and the achievement of a number of related competencies necessary to ensure development of understanding of working with persons with disabilities, coupled with experience. At this level, the employee would be required to support Participants under the supervision of higher level staff.
Lifestyle Partner Level 2
Progression to the level of Lifestyle Partner Level 2 would be by the achievement of further training and related competencies necessary to develop the employee into the ability of being able to facilitate programs and ensure Participant progress toward their own goal achievement.
Lifestyle Specialist Behavioural Support
A Lifestyle Specialist Behavioural Support is an employee who would have the experience and training necessary to work with individuals who have challenging behaviours, mainly in a 1:1 support role ratio. They would develop the ability to support a range of clients having these challenging behaviours, on an ongoing basis and may also have experience in personal support.
Lifestyle Specialist Personal Support
A Lifestyle Specialist Personal Support is an employee who would have experience and training necessary to work with individuals who have higher level support needs such as Peg Feeding. They would develop the ability to support a range of clients having higher support needs and may also have experience in behavioural support.
Coordinator and Caseworker
NWDS has a management team that oversees responsibilities of the organisation, and this team coordinates and manages all aspects of staffing, participant supports and activities, and implements the innovation and quality across the full aspects of NWDS.