Disability Support Worker - Stanthorpe

Bespoke Lifestyles

Support this young man to live his best life

  • Range of shifts available
  • Private Family
Our son is an 18-year-old guy with a love of the outdoors and socialising. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and diagnosed with epilepsy. Being nonverbal he certainly finds ways to interact with others, with a thousand different laughs, he is known for his happy, fun and mischievous nature.
Over the last couple of years, we have successfully built a team of support workers that assist him to live the best life he can. He likes to get out and about especially trips in the car to town, the library and shopping. If he’s at home he loves to get outside, go for walks or help out in the garden or the shed. 
 
The Role
We are seeking a new support worker to join our team to facilitate every aspect of our son’s life both at home and in the community.  You’ll help with self-care, PEG feeding, domestic help around the home, and providing enriching activities that he enjoys.
 
Hours
A range of shifts are available including days shifts, overnights, and weekends. Double ups are required for personal care and showering.  We are looking for cover on Saturdays, monthly on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons.  There is plenty of room for flexibility around these and other shifts can be accommodated throughout the week.
Shifts available:
  • Saturday 9am -1pm
  • Saturday 12pm-7pm
  • Monthly Sunday shift 9am -7pm
  • Wednesday 3pm – 7pm
 
About You
Your innate desire to care for others, build meaningful relationships and improve the quality of life for people with disability will make you a great fit for our team. If you’re physically fit, energetic and happen to love cars and motorbikes you’ll be a perfect match for our son.

Working privately with a family requires an exceptional level of communication and professionalism to navigate the boundaries whilst respecting privacy when needed. You’ll understand the importance of working closely with the family where appropriate and have the ability to build strong and productive relationships with the team.  You’d be committed to working collaboratively, to find new and interesting ways to maximise social inclusion, engage our son in activities he enjoys and ensure he receives the best quality of care.

Other Requirements:
  • Exposure to or experience supporting people with disability desirable
  • Current First Aid and CPR or willing to obtain
  • Criminal History Check or Blue Card or willing to obtain
  • Relevant Insurance or willing to obtain
  • Driver’s license & own vehicle preferable
  • Contractor with an ABN
 
The Offer
Experience is not essential as you will be provided with full training which will include buddy shifts.  There is certainly scope to be able to bring new and exciting ideas and suggestions to improve the quality of our son’s life.  The team become part of the family and I’d like to think the role is rewarding.  You get to make a big difference to his life which he really appreciates.

To apply
If you resonate with this role and feel you have the skills and passion to join our team, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in this position and what you feel you can bring to our son’s life.