Disability Support Worker (Casual)

 

Disability Support Workers

Goulburn areas

WeKare Disability Support Services is NDIS registered provider located in the Wallan (City of Mitchell). We employ individuals dedicated to providing quality, sustainable and flexible services, that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering individuals to live the life they choose.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Disability Support Workers to join our friendly and caring team in the following Goulburn areas:

  • Greater Shepparton
  • Mitchell
  • Moira
  • Murrindindi
  • Strathbogie

The primary role of a Support Worker is to:

  • Assist participants with daily activities, shopping and transport and housekeeping. Housekeeping will include: cleaning the laundry, toilets, and kitchen areas; washing dishes; bed making; vacuuming; sweeping and mopping floors; laundering; carrying groceries and garden watering
  • Be passionate about providing excellent person-centred care & support
  • Be flexible with working a variety of shift times across a rotating roster
  • Consult and communicate with participants, their families and advocates, team leaders and other departmental staff about the participants’ individual abilities, preferences, and aspirations
  • Support participants to establish and maintain relationships and interests;
  • Communicate and interact in ways that are respectful, encouraging personal choice and protecting rights and dignity
  • Support participants, as required, to develop skills in personal care (including personal hygiene and grooming), taking medication (as prescribed by their treating doctor), and assistance with safe mobility
  • Encourage and model positive and socially appropriate behaviour and providing support with the development and implementation of plans, including Positive Behaviour Support Plans
    Effectively utilising behaviour support strategies to support participants who exhibit challenging behaviour

As a Support Worker you will need to demonstrate the following:
Experience of working with people with disabilities, challenging behaviour and complex physical disabilities
An in-depth understanding of person centered thinking and be able to demonstrate how you put that into practice in your work
Ability to understand the vulnerabilities and needs of people with disability and the issues faced by their families
Commitment to the welfare, rights and personal development of people with disabilities
To understand and maintain confidentiality and privacy
You will need access to a vehicle that you can use for work purposes, and be available for shifts across a 24/7 roster. This includes being available;

  • Weekends
  • Evenings
    Sleepovers (passive and active)
    Weekdays
    Administration work
    Completion of written documentation as requested 
    Maintain individual’s and service records in an objective manner which is clear and concise in accordance with WeKare Disability Support Service’s procedures and funding requirements
    Attendance in staff meetings, de-briefing, relevant training and other individual related activities 
    To be familiar with and contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of participant’s individual personal plan(s)
    Undertakes other responsibilities as directed by WeKare Disability Support Services

How to Apply

Requirements

To be considered for this role you must attach the below mandatory requirements with your application:
Cover Letter & Resume
Current Certificate for First Aid
Evidence of eligibility to work within Australia
A certified copy of your current passport
A copy of your Working with Children Check (WWCC) is desirable and may be required for some positions
A current driver’s license is desirable
If you have lived or worked overseas in the last ten years for a period of 12 months or more, we require a certified copy of your International Police Check, or evidence of applying for an international police check. The Police Check must cover the entire period you were overseas.
WeKare Disability Support Services believe in diversity, inclusion and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to apply. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people to apply.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted invited to an interview or information session where you will learn more about the role you can play a part in making a positive impact on peoples’ lives.
Job Type: Casual
Licence:
Police Check (Required)
Driver’s Licence (Required)
First Aid Certificate (Required)