Support Worker - Gosnells

Position Summary

Are you a passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with a disability?

Senses Australia has been providing world class disability services to the Western Australian community for more than 120 years. Every day, we help well over 650 children, adults and seniors with a wide range of disabilities reach their full potential. The number of individuals choosing Senses Australia as their provider of choice is growing more and more each week – this is why we need you to join our team!

We are currently seeking Support Workers to deliver services in Perth South Group Homes, whose values align with ours, strive for excellence and are passionate in providing the best possible service to people with a disability.  Our Community Living staff encourage clients and their families to have choice and control over their services, achieve their goals in their individual plans including improved wellbeing, healthier relationships, participation in their chosen community and independence.

Snapshot of the role:

  • Flexible Part-time Hours
  • Promote and encourage clients to be the best possible version of themselves
  • Promoting the health and wellbeing of those you assist at all times
  • Work closely with clients and their family and healthcare professionals to provide best possible service to the individual
  • Help clients achieve their personal goals. 

What is in it for you?

  • Healthy work life balance
  • A supportive, multidiscipline team based workplace
  • Career development opportunities
  • Ongoing training and development

Essential Criteria:

  • Previous experience working with a person with a disability.
  • Previous experience or willingness to learn and use Key Word Sign.
  • An ability to use a computer and mobile phone to access work emails and web based applications such as rosters, case notes and incident reports.
  • An ability and willingness to provide personal care to people who need it including support with showering, toileting and menstruation.
  • An ability and willingness to participate and support people in a range of social and leisure activities.
  • An ability and willingness to with people who may present staff with difficult and challenging situations.
  • Hold a current Full Australian Drivers Licence and comprehensively insured vehicle.
  • Police Clearance (completed within the last 6 months)
  • A full first aid Certificate (“Provide First Aid”)

Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience working with a person who has low vision.
  • Previous experience working with a person who is deaf.
  • Previous experience supporting people with medical issues including diabetes.

How to Apply:

Click Apply and follow the onscreen prompts to complete your online application.  The system will prompt you to answer the selection criteria. Please ensure you submit your latest resume and a cover letter that addresses the reason you are applying for this position.

For further information please contact our recruitment team via email on ***********

Only applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. PLEASE NOTE: If no contact has been made within 2 weeks after the closing date, then you have not been shortlisted.

We do not accept applications via email or calls from recruitment agencies.

Senses Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and encourages social and cultural diversity.