Support Worker – Disability

  • Company:
    Life Style Solutions
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Drop in Support
  • Casual roles
  • Bonnells Bay and Morisset locations
  • Variety of hours – Mornings, Afternoons and Weekends
  • We are seeking passionate, energetic and caring support workers who enjoy what they do – improving the lives of their customers.

    Own It – How we get the job done 

    We provide drop in support to customers who have had contact with, or are at risk of entering, the Criminal Justice System. Our team support customers with intellectual disability, cognitive deficit, personality disorder, or mild to serious mental illness to work towards living independently in the community.

    We are looking for Support Workers who can provide positive encouragement, help to build and develop relationships within the community, encourage life skills and inspire confidence in those around you.

    As a support worker in this team you will:

  • Provide mentoring and skill development, assisting customers to explore their interests
  • Assist with coaching independent life skills and social skills
  • Helping our clients to engage with their local communities and culture through access to Community Participation Programs and recreational activities
  • Assist customers to meet their individual support plans
  • Make It Matter – What you will bring to make a difference in other’s lives

  • Be willing to be available to work a variable roster which includes mornings, afternoons and weekends
  • Previous experience supporting people with mental health conditions or a disability
  • Experience of supporting people with medication needs will be advantageous
  • Experience of the Corrections environment, knowledge of release and Legal obligations will be advantageous
  • Experience working with people who have a range of behavioral concerns and needs
  • Versatile communication skills; the ability to communicate and interact with both verbal and non-verbal customers
  • Current drivers licence and own vehicle
  • Current Provide First Aid certificate (HLTAID003)
  • Formal qualifications in Disability, Community Services or Welfare will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Strong computer skills and written skills to communicate with the team and accurately record shift notes
  • Keep Calm & Be Happy – How you will interact with people and other benefits

    Joining Lifestyle Solutions makes you feel like you are making a different in people’s lives. Our team is here because they care, and because of this, we have an enriching and rewarding culture within our teams.

    You will be able to:

  • Use your strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage with a wide variety of customers
  • Be able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Work collaboratively in a complex environment as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Work within a Self Managed Team
  • Respect – Who we are and why we do it

    We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring.

    We believe everyone is equal.

    We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone’s fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

    Join Us – Next step

    All applications must be lodged online, please answer the easy questions below. If you have any additional questions please call Alan Field on 02 4014 7869 during business hours.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 27 September 2020 at 23:30

    We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

    We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

    As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing.