Disability Support Worker

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Our clients rely on our support workers to provide services in a respectful and compassionate manner and in line with the care plan requirements....

DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKER
Griffith Post School Options | Casual employment
SCHADs Award Level 1 – Pay Point 1 from $26.50 per hour
  
Griffith Post School Options (GPSO) is hiring now for Disability Support Workers’.
  
GPSO is a not for profit organisation supporting people of all ages with intellectual and physical disability or mental health condition. GPSO strives to provide the highest quality of care to our clients in the community 24/7. We assist people with a disability to achieve their full potential, enabling each person to enjoy quality of life whilst also becoming a valued community member.
  
GPSO is progressively expanding our services and as such we are looking for compassionate and dedicated Disability Support Workers who want to work with an impressive organisation and who are committed to lifting the standards of care provided in the community.
  
Our clients rely on our support workers to provide services in a respectful and compassionate manner and in line with the care plan requirements. We are looking for new team members who are caring, dedicated individuals, flexible in their availability, to assist with delivering the best services possible to our clients.
  
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  
The role of Disability Support Worker is a varied and interesting position. Key responsibilities include:
  • Carry out designated duties/tasks as per the service duty roster, and other reasonable duties as instructed by the employer from time to time.
  • To perform direct care duties for individual clients including (but not limited to): Showering/bathing, dressing / grooming, toileting, preparing meals and assisting individual clients to eat their meals. Providing clients with additional support where required, such as gastrostomy feeding where appropriate training has been provided. Assist with clients’ physical and mobility requirements in accordance with training provided and the relevant workplace health and safety standard, including transferring of clients.
  • To provide other support to individual clients as required such as:
    • Personal administration, shopping for and with clients, banking and paying bills (where applicable)
    • Supervision of clients’ medication requirements
    • Washing and ironing of personal clothes
    • Ensuring that bathing areas and clients’ appliances are kept in a clean condition
    • Performing household duties and ensuring the house is clean and tidy
    • Tidying of clients rooms
    • Identifying the need for, and supporting client to attend, medical/therapist appointments
    • Behavioural support
    • Transport as required
  • Facilitate community inclusion and participation, dependent on individual needs, abilities and preferences, and support clients to establish and maintain relationships and interests through access to community activities, venues and services.
  • Carry out as instructed and/or designated – and demonstrate initiative – task and activities aimed at meeting the clients’ personal/living community needs, team objectives and/or program goals which is consistent with GPSO Code of Ethics and Conduct Agreement.
  • Carry out and promote positive routines/duties/activities in a cooperative respectful and flexible manner, which are meaningful and purposeful to the individual.
  • Encourage positive and socially appropriate behaviour, and effectively manage challenging behaviour.
  • Promote empowerment and the right of choice for all people in need of support within the community
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  
Successful applicants will possess and demonstrate some disability experience, knowledge and/or training relevant to the position and have an ability to follow procedures, good organisational skills and a friendly and positive demeanour.
  
You will demonstrate excellent verbal and written English skills and possess the ability to effectively interact with clients and their Carers’, internal and external stakeholders. GPSO support workers are team players who can work effectively with people from different backgrounds.
  
You will require a current Drivers’ License, own reliable transport, a minimum of one year's driving experience and a full an unencumbered driving licence. A current Senior First Aid, CPR and Anaphylaxis Certificate, Working with Children Check (currency within 6 months) and a current National Police Check (currency within 6 months or willingness to obtain). We operate 24/7 and need our workers to be flexible and available to work anytime in the day, night, overnights and weekends. You must be fit and healthy and meet the inherent requirements as described in the position description. A Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability is desired but not essential.
  
TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information on GPSO check out our website on https://www.gpso.com.au
  
To be considered for this role you must submit your application online. This must include your resume AND a cover letter detailing your relevant experience.