Lifestyle Attendants are always in demand
You may be familiar with the term ‘disability support worker’ as common industry terminology. At Enhanced Lifestyles, we use the term Lifestyle Attendant to refer to our disability support worker and personal care providers. This is grounded in our customer-centred approach, reflecting the way our customers remain in control across their lifestyle choices.
Whether they’re regularly active in their communities, busy at home, or prefer to change their routines on a daily basis, our Lifestyle Attendants are there to support our customers in a manner that’s based on their individual needs, goals, desires and preferences. Our Lifestyle Attendants achieve this through in-home or community support to individuals with disabilities, performing a variety of duties in these day-to-day support roles.
Our customers are all unique individuals, so we tailor our services in response to both their needs and their goals. We’re focused on keeping control in the hands of our customers, with the majority of our customer base opting to self-direct their service.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
- Providing personal care, e.g. showering, dressing, transferring (manual transfer or hoist transfer), hair care, nail care and make-up
- Complex health support: PEG feeding, bowel and continence care, medication assistance, ventilator
- Meal preparation: Preparation of breakfast, lunch or dinner and/or assistance with eating
- Domestic assistance: May include bed making, general cleaning, washing dishes, doing laundry and any reasonable request
- Community access: Assisting out in the community, including when shopping, at events, family occasions, and social outings. Can also include assistance at work, school or place of study
- Transport: Assistance travelling to and from shopping, specialised classes, events, appointments, work or school
There are a number of requirements for our Lifestyle Attendants, including:
- Current WWC clearance/Child Related Employment Screening (Working)
- Current DHS Disability clearance or NDIS Workers Clearance (Working)
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Desirable) or equivalent experience
- Current First Aid certificate (HLTAID003 or HLTAID011)
- Current CPR certificate
- Current Manual Handling certificate
- Driver’s licence
- NDIS Orientation Module
- COVID-19 Infection Control Training
- As mandated by the Government of South Australia, all persons engaging in work or duties in the Disability sector must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved vaccine.