Support Worker In Belmore

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging Benefits
  • Casual Positions Available
  • Belmore location

About Us:

Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic values based organisation supporting over 2000 people with a disability. We support people to develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society. We take pride in enabling opportunities for choice, inclusion and achievement for people with a disability.

About Your Role:

As our Support Worker joining the Home/Community Solutions team, you will play a key role empowering our participants to be part of the community, and to live independently. When supporting our participants with domestic assistance, social supports or personal care, your care is person-centric to ensure that our customers live the life they want and choose. This role will definitely gauge with your playful, compassionate and social side, as you shape and improve the lives of our participants.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support participants to develop and maintain independence in personal care, health and hygiene (meal times, dressing, toileting and bathing)
  • Assist with domestic duties such as cooking, cleaning and other activities of daily living
  • Support participants to engage and participate in the community

About You:

You dare to think differently, and are passionate about making a difference to the lives of others. You pride yourself on your exceptional customer service and communication skills. Having previously worked within the Disability sector or a related field, you have knowledge and experience working with mental health. You are highly personable and have the ability to engage people in skill development activities such as social and recreational activities. Most importantly, you strongly align with our mission and values.

Specific employment requirements

  • Strong desire to support people with a disability to increase and maintain independence
  • Experience support participants with high medical needs such as assisting with wheelchair and medication
  • Be comfortable supporting adult clients with intellectual disabilities/challenging behaviour
  • Flexibility to work on a 24/7 rotating roster including early morning, evening, sleep over nights and weekend shifts
  • Provide personal care if required such as grooming, toileting, brushing teeth, showering.
  • Current Drivers Licence, Working With Children Check and First Aid Certificate with CPR component
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write incident reports, read and understand Behaviour Support Plans completed by Allied Health Practitioners
  • Cert III in Disability or industry experience not essential but highly regarded
  • Willingness to travel to Belmore for work

How You Can Join the Team:

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

To work at DSA, the successful applicant must undergo a Police Record Check and provide a NSW Working with Children Check verification number.

DSA is an EEO employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all members of the community.

DSA appreciates the time and effort candidates have taken to submit their applications however, please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

DSA is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited agency resumes or applications.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.