Male Support Worker


Are you a care and support professional looking for contract work in a group home?

Soteria Independent Living is a highly experienced accommodation provider dedicated to ensuring our team of committed Mental Health Support Workers provide the highest quality of care to our clients residing in our Supported Independent Living Homes.

We are a locally owned organisation who specialize in and aspire to improving the quality of life of people living with all levels of disability by allowing them to strive towards their dreams and goals of independent living while we provide quality homes and trained staff for people to choose.

We are progressively expanding our services and as such we are looking for passionate and dedicated Support Workers to join our team as contractors and assist us with our goal of lifting the standards of care provided in the community.

We have several Contractor positions available at our Houses in Dapto. There are established teams of staff presently supporting these homes and the backing of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians.

Responsibilities and Duties

The role will encompass responsibilities related to:

  • Supporting clients to regulate their emotions
  • Supporting clients with personal care and mealtime support
  • Providing active support for clients assisting them to develop their general living skills
  • Providing support to access the community and recreation programs
  • Where required supporting clients with personal care and mealtime support
  • Providing general supervision and general administration tasks

About you

  • Ideally, you will be passionate about helping people and making a positive impact in the community.
  • You will need strong communication skills and experience in applying effective ways of teaching people to increase their social living skills.

Qualifications and Skills

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Disability Support or relevant industry qualification
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with people with high behavior/challenging behaviors
  • Experience working with adults with mental illness, autism and/or behaviors of concern
  • A current National Police Clearance Certificate
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Eligible working rights in Australia
  • Current driver’s license and a fully insured and reliable motor vehicle
  • Contemporary office skills including operating Microsoft Office environment

If you are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and would like to work with an impressive organisation committed to lifting the standards of care provided in the community, then we would like to hear from you. Apply now to forward a copy of your CV for consideration.

Expected Start Date: 16/11/2020

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Salary: $33.00 – $38.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Flexible hours

Location:

  • Dapto NSW (Preferred)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No