Life Skill Educator

  • Canberra
  • Casual
  • Lifestyle Services

About Communities@Work

Established and developed in Canberra, Communities@Work is a local organisation that understands local needs. With nearly 40 years of experience, we provide services across the entire Australian Capital Territory and also serve clients within the Greater Capital Region.

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

Due to increased demand, 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.


We are looking for dynamic, motivated and engaging people to join our team to support people to live their best life. 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 in a 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


  • Do good, feel good with Communities@Work
  • Above award wages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employer funded training opportunities
  • Our staff currently have the opportunity to receive up to (or more than) their first $33,900 of income tax free!
  • Weave your own life skills, hobbies and interests into the workshops and activities provided to our clients.

How to Apply

Click APPLY now. Applications close  - 21 August 2020

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 its roles. 

Closing date for applications: 16/10/2020

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