Lifestyle Support Worker - Child Safety - Mackay

Job Description

Make a difference in the lives of regional Queenslanders 

selectability is looking for passionate motivated Lifestyle Support Workers (LSWs) to join our growing team! 

LSWs play a vital role in supporting our consumers to live their best life - empowering individuals to build confidence, work towards their goals and improve their mental wellbeing. 

selectability provides safe and appropriate accommodation for young people in the child safety system across regional Queensland.

Working at selectability is more than just a job – it’s a career. Once you join our team we want you to stay so we have training, processes and pathways in place to support you to progress through the organisation.  

No industry experience is necessary however, a positive outlook and the desire to make a difference in the lives of regional Queenslanders is a must.

About us 

selectability is a not-for-profit charity committed to improving mental wellbeing and contributing to suicide prevention across regional Queensland.  

We provide and coordinate NDIS supports, offer clinical services and deliver government funded mental wellbeing, carer and youth support programs. 

We are one of the largest providers of mental health services across our diverse footprint – extending from Cairns to Rockhampton and Palm Island to Mount Isa … and growing. 

Our focus is always the individual and their goals and aspirations.

Our values

At selectability our values define what we stand for and how we work. 

We value: 

Commitment... Consumers, their goals and their rights are everything

Accountability... We take responsibility for our actions

Compassion... We understand and care deeply about our consumers 

Respect... We acknowledge that everyone is different and promote equal human rights

Integrity... We do the right thing even when no one is looking 

Innovation... We believe that every day is an opportunity to improve 

Positivity... We engender courage and passion for a better future


About the Lifestyle Support Worker role

We are looking for dedicated and committed lifestyle support workers to join our growing team to provide direct care to young people in a residential setting.  Using a trauma-informed approach you will follow a framework of support to meet the child’s developmental needs and provide a safe, nurturing environment the ensures their ongoing wellbeing.


Key responsibilities include:

  • managing risk and contributing to a safe and healthy work environment by taking personal accountability by identifying and reporting incidents, hazards and injuries in accordance with policy, procedure and legislative requirements.
  • supporting opportunities for children and young people to experience success and realise their potential
  • provide a well-balanced, aged appropriate, nutritional diet including meal preparation and cooking
  • performing household duties including laundry, household and vehicle cleaning, dishwashing, and changing linen


Ideally you will have experience working with young people who have complex needs and challenging behaviours.

We are offering roles on a casual basis over a 24 hour in-home support roster so you will need to be available to work day, evening, over-night and early morning shifts.

About you 

To be successful you must: 

  • have a positive attitude 
  • possess clear and effective communication skills 
  • demonstrate computer literacy and accuracy in record management 
  • experience working in a team environment 
  • exhibit an ability to problem solve 
  • be able to follow policies and procedures at all times 
  • be able to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and individuals 

You will also need:

  • a current minimum P1 "C" class Queensland drivers licence 
  • a currently registered, roadworthy, and fully comprehensive vehicle
  • a Positive Notice Working with Children (blue card) (or the ability to obtain prior to commencement)
  • a current yellow card exemption or an NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (or the ability to obtain prior to commencement)
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module 'Quality, Safety & You' completion certificate (visit [link removed] to access this free module). at completion of the course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion which you can forward to [link removed] 

We offer a range of benefits including

  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • salary packaging option up to $15,900 per FBT  
  • clearly defined career progression pathway 
  • professional development opportunities 
  • flexible, family friendly environment 
  • subsided learning through our RTO selectability Training (RTO 0281) 


How to apply 

If this is you – we’re keen for you to join our growing team!  

For further information, please contact email or call 48643000