Life Skill Educator

  • Canberra
  • Casual
  • Seniors and Disability Services


Both Part-Time and Casual opportunities available.

-  Do you thrive on thinking outside-of-the-box?

-  Are you willing to support people in a team environment that is fun and engaging?

-  Could this be you?

About Communities@Work 

Communities@Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation, working with our community to build a resilient, sustainable, and socially inclusive community. With over 40 years' experience in the ACT and Capital Region, we provide a wide range of high-quality early education and care services and community services that supports positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change.

We deliver services to more than 20,000 people annually with a paid workforce of up to 700 staff, 150 self-employed family day care educators and the passionate commitment of over 300 volunteers. We provide a continuum of care for people from birth to senior years that can be delivered in-centre, in-home and in-community. 

Our Lifestyle Services team deliver person-centred services in centre and in community. We are registered as an NDIS provider, working to the National Disability Standards for Disability and the National Quality and Safeguards Legislation. 

About the Role 

Communities@Work is looking for out-going and motivated casual Life Skill Educators.
This role will require you to work with clients with a range of abilities and support requirements including those who have a disability. 

You will provide services according to their NDIS goals delivering a range of workshops and activities including life skills, recreational and social activities. You will be required to work with Children, Teenagers and Adults across 3 locations - Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Woden. 

The bulk of the role will require you to teach people new skills in activities of daily living and will include centre-based workshops and community activities. 

Whilst this is a casual role you should have at least 2-3 days availability. Available hours range between 8am and 6pm each weekday with an extra focus on the school holiday periods.


Our Life Skill Educators must be able to undertake the following duties: 

  • Provide life skill support to small groups of clients 

  • Use your individual skill set to foster independence, improve resilience, enhance capacity and build or maintain social relationships for clients. 

  • Provide support including connecting and engaging clients in their local community to integrate learning from centre-based workshops 

  • Facilitate fun workshops that enable clients to have new experiences and learn new skills 

  • Provide some personal care and assistance where needed 

  • Contribute to the delivery of Communities@Work's Lifestyle Services 

  • Actively demonstrate workplace behaviours consistent with the Communities@Work Mission, Vision and Values and comply with policies, plans and guidelines. 

  • Be responsible for hygienic food preparation, cleaning in the centre when running workshops.

Skills and Experience

  • Qualifications with a Cert III or Cert IV in Disability or related area will be highly regarded. 
  • Commitment to continuous professional development 

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment. 

  • Flexible, reliable, and resilient 

  • Excellent documentation and communication skills 

  • A current driver's license and willingness to drive vehicles up to 11 seats (eg: Hiace van) 

  • Willingness to work across various ACT locations. 

  • 'Working Vulnerable People' registration, or ability to obtain. 

  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Module 

  • Current First Aid Certificate is preferred. 

  • Confidently run small group workshops to facilitate learning in line with individual needs and goals.


  • Be a part of our social impact, working for a community organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of people in our community 

  • Inclusive and friendly workplace 

  • Salary Packaging, meal and entertainment cards 

  • Employee childcare discounts 

  • Healthy lifestyle programs and healthy activity reimbursement 

  • Professional development opportunities with our training organisation (RTO), including access to study leave (if applicable) 

How to Apply

Click APPLY or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 

Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles. 

Closing date for applications: 29/07/2021

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