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Learning and Development

What we do is just as important as how we do it.
 

At Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, we offer a broad range of roles, from Lifestyle Support Workers to Leadership and everything in between. We offer a diverse and challenging environment with great learning and career opportunities for people who share our values. We provide our staff with the right knowledge to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their full potential. We also offer great benefits, including salary packaging, novated leasing, a range of working arrangements and much more.

Our Workforce Learning and Development program includes:
 

  • On the job role specific orientation, including buddy shifts for Lifestyle Support Workers

  • Corporate Induction

  • NDIS Worker Induction Module

  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module

  • COVID-19 Infection Control Module

  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness 'Foundations' course

  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness 'Work Ready' Training Program

  • The ​Infection Control e-Learning Module

  • Regular role specific supervision and mentoring  

  • External training opportunities 

  • Interstate training opportunities

  • Professional Membership opportunities (if applicable)


Our Learning and Development Program also includes the following mandatory training for Lifestyle Support Workers: 

  1. Introduction to Disability Support Part 1 

  2. Introduction to Disability Support Part 2 

  3. Professional Boundaries 

  4. Guide to Safe Medication Management 

  5. Effective Progress Notes 

  6. Personal Care and Grooming Part 1 

  7. Personal Care and Grooming Part 2 

  8. Duty of Care & Dignity of Risk 

  9. Self Care for Disability Support Professionals 

  10. Communication 

  11. Manual Handling Part 1 

  12. Manual Handling Part 2 

  13. Safe Food Handling Part 1 

  14. Safe Food Handling Part 2 

  15. Positive Behaviour Support Part 1 

  16. Positive Behaviour Support Part 2 

  17. Keeping Safe at Work 

  18. Person Centred Active Support 

  19. Autism Spectrum Disorder 

  20. Sexuality and Relationships 

  21. Positive Behaviour Support Part 3 

  22. NDIS Quality and Safeguard Framework 

  23. Team Work 

  24. Feedback, Compliments and Complaints 

  25. Schizophrenia Part 1 

  26. Schizophrenia Part 2 

  27. Bipolar Disorder 

  28. Personality Disorder 

  29. Problem Solving as a Disability Support Professional 

  30. Cultural Awareness 

  31. COVID-19 and Disability Services 

  32. Epilepsy

  33. Seizure Management

  34. Diabetes

Additionally, we offer staff access to other types of training including:

35. Beyond Blue Mental Health Awareness 

36. Mindarma - boost psychological resilience

37. Community Care and Dementia – understanding the condition 

38. Community Care and Dementia – responsive behaviours 

Specialist training is provided as needed for Lifestyle Support Workers supporting people with specific needs: 

39. Dysphagia Training

40. Wound Care

41. Catheter Care

42. Peg feeding 

43. CPAP/BIPAP

44. Bowel Management

45. Ostomy and Stoma Care

46. Trachea and Shallow suctioning  

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Looking to land your dream role? 

Before applying for a job with us, we recommend downloading and reading our Job Guide for Applicants

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter along with a copy of your resume to recruitment@rloa.org.au


To learn more about our work culture please see the Our People page and see what our employees say about their experiences working for Rural Lifestyle Options Australia.

Do you have a career question?

If you would like to know more about a career at Rural Lifestyle Options Australia, provide your details using the form below and one of our friendly staff members will be in touch with you. 

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