Disability Support Worker
- Type of Employment: Casual
- Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne, VIC
- Reports to: Allocations & Intake Officer
- Award Rates Apply! Penalty Rates Apply!
Momentum Community Connections exists to encourage participation, promote inclusiveness, and create community connections by providing a wide range of support services and programs to Victorians aged between the ages of 17 and 65 living with disability to lead an independent and happy life.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Disability Support Worker is responsible for delivering support services aimed at enhancing the living, social and recreational skills of people with a disability. Community inclusion, independence, decision making, and personal choice should be promoted through these supports, with a focus on individual needs.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Personal Support
- Provide assistance with households as outlined in the participants plan and encourage them to participate in those tasks actively.
- Provide assistance with community participation for our participants to reach their goals and objectives.
- Participant Empowerment
- Provide support that will enable participants to actively engage in the community or in any daily personal activities of their own choice and interest
- Create a safe, enjoyable and creative environment at all times
- Maintain an environment which promotes participants decision making skills and contribute to their personal growth
- Show empathy and respect for the dignity, rights, and care of all the participants
- Actively always engage with participants
- Administrative duties
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
- First Aid Certificate and CPR (or willing to obtain within six months)
- Cert III or IV Individual Support, Mental Health, Aged Care, Community Services, Disability Work or similar is preferred (or willing to obtain one)
- Minimum 6 months relevant industry experience
- Driver’s License
- Reliable and comprehensively insured vehicle
- Satisfactory Police Records Check
- Smart phone
- Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) Check
- Working with Children Check-employment
- NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate:
- Demonstrated Continuing Professional Development
- Experience supporting People with Disability
- Ability to work on a rotating roster may include sleepover shifts
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to build rapport and trust with participants
- Strong time management and ability to prioritise
- Ability to use IT programs
- Excellent problem solving and conflict management skills
- Ability to work as part of a team and maintain good working relationships
HOW TO APPLY:
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org including a resume and cover letter.
- For any enquiries contact Robert Holloway on 0428 670 199.