Disability Support Worker – Trainee

  • Casual

Website Nirrumbuk Environmental Health & Services

About this Job

PURPOSE

Disability Support Workers have a genuine interest improving the lives of people with disability. Their main role is to support people to have choice and control over their life, by achieving their goals and by empowering independence. In the context of Nirrumbuk Environmental Health and Services NDIS Service Provision, a support worker will assist participant/clients with basic daily activities which may include core supports and access to community, social events, and recreational activities.

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS 

  • Adhere to NEHS quality management system including policies, process and workplace health and safety requirements
  • Support Workers ensure they support customers to be at the centre of their decision making and enable them to achieve the desired outcomes of their plans, goals and aspirations in partnership with their families and carers
  • Support Workers ensure that supports are provided in accordance with the National Disability Services Standards and other relevant legislation and are active advocating the rights of people with disability
  • Limitations apply to this role; employees are required to undertake role activities in adherence with the organisation delegation register and direction of line management
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by management

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and regularly review with customers, identified goals and activities which contribute to a life of meaning for each individual which assist them with community participation
  • Offer a person-centered approach and contribute to the review of the customer’s progress
  • Develop appropriate, supportive working relationships with customers and their families/carers
  • Provide support which reflects the Disability Services Standards, legislative requirements, funding objectives, plans and goals and to report any potential breaches to NEHS management
  • Report to Project Officer and provide feedback when requested

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • A passion for supporting people with disability to have the best life they possibly can, experiencing their full human rights and to be valued as part of their local community
  • A high level of cultural awareness and experience working with families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with honesty and integrity
  • A demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Ability to follow direction within NEHS policies and guidelines and adhere to procedures
  • Ability to work autonomously and unsupervised
  • Ability to remain calm under challenging circumstances
  • Respect of ethical beliefs and diversity of others by being culturally aware of individual values.
  • Basic level of physical fitness (physical tasks may include reaching, bending, pushing, kneeling and lifting)
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and/or experience in working with Aboriginal people

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • General computer skills (i.e. use of Microsoft suite) or the ability and willingness to acquire those skills
  • Experience in providing personal care and improving people’s mental health
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and occupational health and safety
  • Ability to innovate and develop practical approaches to better support our NDIS participant/clients

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate IV Aboriginal Health Worker or Certificate III or IV Disability or Aged Care and Individual Supports
  • Current driver’s licence and a willingness to drive
  • NDIS disability worker screening clearance
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module (or willingness to complete it)
  • CPR Certificate or willingness to complete

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check and Police Check clearance

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Honesty and trust
  • Conflict management
  • Problem solving
  • Accountable and ethical
  • Collaborative
  • Reliable

To apply for this job please visit nirrumbuk.org.au.