Support Worker - Disability

Job Description

Our client is currently looking for Disability Support Workers to fill a number of position options ranging from Casual to Full Time.

The role involves providing individualised care and support to adults and young people with a disability, ensuring the wellbeing and the safety of the adult or the young person is paramount while complying with the Disability services Act and registration standards within Queensland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide personalised support/care to Adults/young people within the community. 
  • Work as part of the broader person centred team, including teach/induct new workers to the support provided for the Adult/young person.
  • Liaise with the Disability Coordinator/Coordinator of Services regarding any support/care related issues, including advising the relevant Coordinator/AH Coordinator immediately when the worker becomes aware they may not be able to attend a shift. 
  • Complete relevant paperwork in regard to the Adult/Young Person – this must be done prior to the completion of each shift. 
  • Administration duties, such as managing finances, receipts and invoices received during shift, maintaining client files in the house, use of up-to-date forms. 
  • Application of the Person Centred/positive Behaviour Support plan in all day-to-day tasks. 
  • Providing guidance to the Adult/young person around positive life choices. 
  • General household duties, including but not limited to cleaning, shopping and general maintenance. 
  • Attend training sessions. 
  • Attend House Meetings

Requirements 

  • Must hold current or be willing to obtain QLD Blue Card, Yellow Card and any other Criminal history screenings required by the Department of Communities. 
  • Must hold current or be willing to obtain Provide First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003) 
  • Formal Qualifications in Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or willingness to obtain (highly desirable) 
  • Must hold current or be willing to obtain Manual Handling Certificate (HLTWHS005, annual) 
  • Hold current QLD open Drivers Licence and highly desirable to have own insured vehicle 
  • Knowledge of person centred thinking practice (highly desirable) 
  • Rights to work in Australia (Citizen or permanent resident)

Key Attributes

  • Sound communication and written skills, documented experience writing case notes and compliance reporting 
  • Aware of appropriate cultural protocols for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, and those from CALD backgrounds. 
  • Documented experience in a previous Support Worker Role. 
  • Ability to accurately follow direction from the State Manager and Disability Coordinator/Coordinator of Services. 
  • Adheres to organisation policies and procedures and all relevant government legislation and standards, including workplace health, safety and wellness responsibility. 
  • Takes responsibility for continuous improvement and risk mitigation in own work. 
  • Ability to resolve routine problems and suggest change. 
  • Punctual, able to work flexible hours and travel between work locations

If this position interests you or you are looking to get into the disability sector, please call 1800 572 358 and speak to Kia, press apply now, or email kia.thomas@twrecruitment.com.au for a confidential discussion.