- Canberra Area
About the role
The role of a Disability Support Worker requires an active and collaborative approach to supporting people with a disability and/or mental health issues.
A key responsibility of a support worker is to contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of person-centered service delivery and to actively participate in supporting program participants to reach their individual life goals.
You will be required to connect with clients on an individual and small group basis, understand their needs and create an environment that enhances learning and significantly improves the lives of vulnerable people in our community.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be required to:
- Provide support on a one on one basis
- Work with small or large groups of clients
- Provide personal care and in-home domestic assistance
- Use your individual skill set to foster independence, improve resilience, enhance capacity and build or maintain social relationships for clients.
- Provide social support including connecting and engaging clients in their local community
- Facilitate activities that enable clients to have new experiences and learn new skills
- Contribute to the delivery of Communities@Work’s Lifestyle Services
Skills and Experience
- Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration
- An appropriate disability qualification or working toward, with proven experience of working with persons with disabilities.
- Ability to work directly with persons with disabilities using best practice approach that is consistent with the National Standards for Disability and Home Care Services
- Knowledge of or the capacity to rapidly acquire awareness of a person-centrered approach and the capacity to deliver support consistent with this approach
- Commitment to continuing professional and personal development to ensure the provision of best practice services
- Flexible and relaible
- Willingness to work across various ACT locations
- Current driver's licence
- First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
How to Apply
Click APPLY or contact Michelle Napier at the Talent Management Team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. Applications close Friday 14 July 2017
Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 17 July.
Communities@Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply