Support Worker Disability - Wagga Wagga

Carevolution

Carevolution is recruiting on behalf of a well-established organisation operating within QLD, NSW and ACT.

  • Join a diverse workforce where innovation is encouraged
  • Career development opportunities
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Benefits
We are looking for candidates who truly want to make a difference in someone's life while commencing or further developing their own career. The successful candidate will be supported for the first 12 weeks of their employment by the Carevolution team and an organisational connector guaranteeing a thorough introduction to their employment.
  
Would you describe yourself as committed, empathetic, reliable, resilient, have integrity and are compassionate? Do you have the desire and enthusiasm to assist others to live the best version of their lives? Can you see yourself cheering from the sidelines as you celebrate the achievement of the person you support reaching their own goals? Do you believe it is every person’s right to make their own choices? Do you often think outside the box?

Is this you? If the answer is yes then we invite you to apply!
  
The position requires you to provide direct customer care aiming to promote the dignity of the customer and provide support so that they may reach their potential. A Support Worker -Disability may be required to work with customers one-on-one, or support within a group setting and at times work together with other Support Workers- Disability to meet the individual needs of the customer/s. 
  
The organisation supports new employees by providing a minimum of 3 buddy shifts, internal training and personal protective equipment in accordance with Covid-19 safe work practices.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include:
  
  • Contributing to developing, following and implementing programs that support customers in developing skills associated with daily living and to increase their capacity to be a part of the community.
  • Support customers in their chosen program to progress towards their Individual goals and ensure they meet their requirements under their NDIS Plan.
  • Provide support to customers who require assistance with tasks of daily living, personal care, domestic assistance and medication administration.
  • Perform duties in a manner that promotes the dignity, independence and acquisition of skills of customers.
  • Support customers in developing skills covering all aspects of personal development and daily living as defined by goals set in their Individual Plan (IP).
  • Ensure all customers are treated with respect and dignity and provide culturally respectful and appropriate service delivery.
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of customers in accordance with privacy legislation and organisational Policies and Procedures, during and beyond the period of employment.
  • Complete all required paperwork, documentation and recording as per organisational Policy and Procedure including monitoring and documenting activities and goals as part of their NDIS Plan. 
  • Maintain positive working relationships with key external disability and other service providers. 
  • Supporting customers to obtain full time or voluntary employment (as required by role).
  • Supporting customers through peer support groups or weekend respite (as required for role)  
Essential Skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently, whilst enjoying a degree of responsibility in your position.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Transferable life and work skills along with a caring & compassionate approach.
  • Personal morals, values and attitudes that aim to support the dignity and independence of our customers.
  • Willingness to undertake personal care services with our customers.
  • Ability to use technology such as smart phones and computers.
  • Completion of NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’*
  
Desirable Skills
  • Certificate III in Disability, Welfare, Individual Support or equivalent.
  • Six (6) months relevant experience.
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor individual plans.
  
Organisational requirements
  • Pass a National Criminal History Check and a pre-employment medical assessment (including drug and alcohol screening).
  • Advise in writing any conditions which may impact ability to carry out the responsibilities required of the role. 
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours to meet reasonable demands of the position. 
About the Sector

Disability Support roles are often initially minimum hours but quickly progress to longer rostered hours as you continue with the organisation. Rostered hours are determined on the client base, if you are adapting easily to the working environment and tasks required. The organisation will support the successful candidate through training and mentoring opportunities to develop skills further.

Apply online by registering your interest through https://www.carevolution.com.au/candidate-registration