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Lifestyle Support Worker - Cairns

About Synapse

Lifestyle Support Worker - Cairns

Synapse is dedicated to reconnecting the lives of those affected by brain injury.


Our vision is that those affected by brain injury in Australia are able to lead a life of quality, based on their own decisions and choices.


Synapse is seeking a dynamic individual to be part of an exciting new supported accommodation service in Cairns. Synapse Warner Street will provide housing and support to eight people with severe and profound disabilities and complex support needs. In partnership with tenants, family and community, Warner Street will provide a culturally safe environment in which people with a disability can strengthen their skills, confidence and capability to make choices and connect to their community, culture and country.


The successful candidate will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non-Indigenous people with an acquired brain injury and/or profound disability to be part of and function in the community while finding their identity and self-belief. The candidate will have;


  • an understanding of the issues that impact on both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in contemporary society
  • experience in working with people with disabilities and providing day to day care and support
  • demonstrated capacity to relate to people with a profound disability, their families/guardian, and other stakeholders (this includes government agencies and community services) with dignity and respect
  • the ability to assess risk and follow relevant protocols to manage crises calmly and effectively
  • the ability to think and act calmly and deal sensitively with people in distress
  • the ability to work with tenants and link them in with other relevant community resources and to promote the choice and self-determination
  • the capability to work as part of a team in the provision of care to people with a profound disability.


For more information, please email


Lifestyle Support Worker - Selection criteria


Please forward your Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria outlined above and resume to


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Please note: 
• No recruitment industry services are required at this point in time,

A pre-requisite for this role is to either hold or be able to obtain a Queensland Yellow card.

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