Program Assistant

Life Without Barriers

Job Details
Full-time4 hours ago
  • Work from home
  • Conflict management
  • Computer skills
Full Job Description
Job no: 501116

Employment type: Full Time

Location: Adelaide

Categories: Child, Youth & Family

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 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.

Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Australians with this unique opportunity to provide both corporate expertise and community support. With a focus on people, not profit, Life Without Barriers’ corporate services team partners with our direct support staff, clients, and their families to ensure we continue our mission to change lives for the better. If a truly inclusive, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment sounds like your next career move, this is an opening not to be missed.

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

The aim of the Program Assistant is to actively support the Alcohol and Other Drug programs and Operations Manager, in the referral process of clients, the review of client’s services, program related administrational tasks and the management of the client data base. You will also demonstrate leadership and peer support to assist teams to achieve positive outcomes with service users.

This position is being offered on a full-time 18 month maximum term contract, based at our Salisbury office with some flexibility to work from home.

Key Responsibilities

Provide administrative support in relation to the management of client data base, within the Alcohol and Other Drug Program.

Monitor the changing needs of service users and provide information and contribute to the adaptation of LWB services as required to meet these needs.

Build a positive team environment and provide role modelling and on the job support.

Improve efficiencies through best practice administration, communications, and records management.

Coordinate resources for the region (vehicles, ICT equipment, room bookings, petty cash etc.), and maintain recording systems.

Create, update, and maintain registers with sensitive Client and Carer information in line with organisational policies and procedures.

Comply with all Life Without Barriers policy, code of conduct, procedures and practices, external funding body requirements and legislation.

Apply and uphold principles of equity and anti-discrimination in the workplace, and adhere to organisation and legislative Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.

Skills & Experience

Qualifications in the health or welfare field and/or relevant experience preferred.

Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

Experience taking calls from clients, understanding and assisting with their queries in professional calm manner

Demonstrated ability understanding to maintain clients’ privacy and confidentiality.

Established problem solving, conflict management and organisational skills.

Proven ability to demonstrate initiative and meet deadlines.

Strong written and computer skills for the creation of plans, programs, reports, correspondence, and other documents.

Current Full Unrestricted Australian Driver’s Licence.


Monthly RDO

Salary packaging tax benefits

Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations

Excellent career development opportunities

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Debra Neil at

Applications close at midnight Sunday 5th February 2023.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here

Advertised: 23 Jan 2023 Cen. Australia Daylight Time

Applications close: 05 Feb 2023 23:55 Cen. Australia Daylight Time

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