Life Without Barriers
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Tough job but a good workplace

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Worked in residential side really hard job. Dealing with threats of violence, actual violence, anti-social behaviour, run aways etc. Violence/anti-social behaviour is manageable due to the age of some of the kids, and I never felt unsafe, but it can get old fast and I could understand where someone could feel unsafe. Pay is good and you have a lot of downtime if the person you are caring for is in a stable mood. Workplace and bosses are supportive and very nice, other carers were cool and easy to get along with. Practices I feel may not support the carers being able to stop bad behaviour but thats more due to the legislation than the actual companies e.g. not being able to punish kids for bad behaviour which then entices them to act out to get what they want, knowing that nothing will happen etc. Not all are bad days, some days are chill but a lot are stressful and overall I chose to leave to save my mental health. I would recommend the company though to anyone interested in giving it a go.

Pros

Good workplace, good pay, nice staff

Cons

stressful
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Unproductive

Poor salaryIf you stay long you won't get more money neither to get time in lieu More hours to sustain workPoor and shoddy management Micromanagement

Pros

Cultural diversity

Cons

Favourism and unhealthy politics
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Challenging work environment

Challenging work environment due to lack of cohesion between teams, seemed like it was an Us vs Them mentality between some teams. Priority doesn’t seem to be the people who need support
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Working with a great team of professionals

I have worked at LWB for the past (almost) three years in various capacities, currently as a registered nurse. I have found the teams to be professional and very client focused when I interact with operational staff. I feel that direct care staff training could be more comprehensive but this is restricted by poor recognition of this by the NDIS funding model.

Pros

Work with a bunch of great colleges who are very client focus.

Cons

Working with health care issues within an NDIS funding framework, Not paid under public hospital Nursing award
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Best place to work as you get job as you Education is

Thanks for the opportunity they give me to be part of the family as I have wish I started with them before all my job , no way I should have left if it’s not for covid19 anyway thank for your help in my life
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Fun place to work , clients are amazing

Found clients amazing to deal with , staff were very helpfull, life without barriers would have to be one of the best company’s to work for . You fall in love with the clients , they become part of your life , and you think of them as family . Overall experience is great , I would recommend to anyone wanting to work as a cater to apply with life without Barriers, the experience is amazing

Pros

Experience is great

Cons

Some staff lazy
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Always interesting, and different each day

The job I perform is related to out of home care. I support children as they have visitation with their family whilst in foster care. Most days it is a good job, some days the stress can be overwhelming.

Pros

As a casual/ part time worker I can select the days and hours I want to work.

Cons

Some days the job can be very stressful. The hours can be long, some days you can travel over 400 kms. Plus no lunch break or snack break.
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Difficult work environement

Lower management not to be trusted.Lower management demonstrate poor inter relational skills.Qualification not reflecting Welfare principals and values

Pros

Helping people with disabilities

Cons

High secular environement, staff are poorly treated
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Great staff who get treated poorly

Poor management. No support to staff in extremely challenging situations. Guardians and clients run there houses. There only nice to you when they need something done, other than that you get ignored

Pros

Working with client's

Cons

Long hours
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Toxic workplace

Great mission and values on paper but it is not reflected in practice.Focus is on profit rather than quality of support to client's.Very clicky and lack respectful processes for staff and clients.Alot of people join with good intent but leave or burn out due to poor workplace culture. Hence high turnover of staff and little consistency for client's.

Pros

The client's

Cons

Focus on profit and lack of support for staff
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It is great place to learn

I appreciate the opportunity to work in a big organisation such as LWB. I gave a lot of experience and the benefits of working with varieties of clients and staff. It is indeed a great place to work.

Pros

Salary benefits, training opportunities, varieties of clients

Cons

Long and short hours
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Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

I have worked for LWB for three years and have had consistent issues through those 3 years. Putting staff at high risk, workplace bullying NIL support from management. Direct care staff are consistently overworked and expected to work well outside of their job scope, team leaders have excessive case loads meaning clients go unheard. Staff turnover is very high. I personally would never work for this company again, the only good thing was that they paid well.

Pros

High pay.

Cons

work overload, lack of training, no support from management
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Productive with changes to rosters all the time

I learnt how to work with Young teenage with High Needs Disability.I got training for Peg, Epilepsy, Medication in Webster packs.I Changed Aides, Personal Care, Showering.Community Access, Specialist appointments, Doctors appointments, Dentist appointmentsPut Client in Standing Frame at Home.Use Electric Chair and House ChairWork with Kids with in Intensive Foster Care, Supported Living, Residential

Pros

When having Training get supplied with morning tea, lunch

Cons

work long hours and roster changes all the time. Not a regular roster
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LWB is productive and efficient with service delivery

i really like working for LWB, the job site is located in in affluental area in a hub of services that makes a fun and vibrant community access. Futhermore LWB is productive work place with friendly and professional work culture

Pros

Nice home like environment

Cons

Part time employee do not have full days work offten
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Full of bullies and the lies they tell are unbelievable

Terrible bully culture, the clients are beautiful but management and team leaders are shocking, if you’re not in the click forget any further future with this organisation. I would not recommend these people as good employers, management don’t really care about staff or even clients for that matter, all they worry about is their salaries, shocking place to work

Pros

Clients

Cons

Shocking management
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Don’t do it.

Terrible organisation. Treat staff appallingly. Extremely high case loads, expected to work outside contracted hours for no overtime or time off. Front line staff are very committed to their client group but rarely last long due to burnout and unrealistic expectations.

Pros

Tools of the trade.

Cons

Management, culture, expectations.
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Related workplace

Easy company to work for. Most days can be fun and rewarding. You are given clients that are suitable for your skills and experience. Clients are great fun and very easy to get along with.

Pros

Work your own hours

Cons

Low wages
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Worst job I’ve ever had

This place is the most toxic work environment I’ve ever experienced. Management is terrible and completely incompetent. They only care about themselves. They run the company like a money making machine. I would never work here ever again.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Home away from home

The team in the residential accommodation is wonderful and the management has the welfare of workers at heart because they approach issues or challenges at work with human feelings. Working here makes me feel at home and that I am with my family.
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Some good team members

Learned alot about all types of disabilities, team meetings weeklyDiversity in the workplace Always offered extra hoursWorking with different cultures Ability to converse with family members

Pros

Learning

Cons

Nil
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Great company

Well run company. Management lead well and all levels treated equallyPositive environment , relevant and ongoing training as needed Always looking to improve in all aspects of serviceClient centred approach in line with Ndis
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Based on 178 reviews

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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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