Expression Of Interest - Disability Support Worker - Communi...


Westhaven is a not for profit, community-based charity organisation, who have been providing support to adults and children and young people with disability within NSW for over 60 years. We have a strong focus on quality, flexible and person centred disability services.

We are currently seeking expressions of Interest from Support Workers to join our Community team. Available shifts include one-on-one in-home support as well as the opportunity to work with others facilitating groups during community outings. Availability is required outside of traditional office hours, with various smaller shifts available throughout the day from 0600-2000, weekends and sleepovers.

Duties include but not limited to

  • Support in community participation programs
  • Transportation of clients to community programs/recreational activities
  • Social and community support
  • Showering assistance
  • Manual handling including hoist transfers manual, electric / assisted standing
  • Dressing assistance and hygiene needs
  • Bowel and continence support
  • Medication assistance
  • Assistance or preparation of meals
  • Domestic support cleaning and household tasks
  • Safe driving practices including driving of of up a 12 seater van

A Successful applicant will have:

  • Cert III or above in Aged Care, Disability, Individual Support, community Service or equivalent highly desirable, but not essential.
  • Ability to use of hoists, shower aides, vehicle wheelchair lifts, and vehicle wheelchair restraints
  • Be fit with the ability to perform manual handling tasks and also the involvement of recreational activities, including going to the gym, swimming, sports etc.
  • Competent written, verbal and computer-based communication skills.
  • An unrestricted current NSW Drivers Licence.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Completion of the 'NDIS Worker Orientation Module" www.https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au/
  • We require our people to be both adaptable and flexible for both our clients and their families. The hours of work can vary as we meet our clients ever evolving service requirements.

Holding a current Working with Children Check and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position

Any published closing dates are estimates only. We aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Westhaven is a Smoke Free Workplace