Support Workers – Adelaide Metro

  • Company:
    Autism SA
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 days ago
  • Category:
  • Enjoy meaningful professional development, training, and workshop opportunities
  • Opportunity to be involved and contribute to new program development
  • Pathway to a secure contract in a very supportive team

We have multiple opportunities for experienced and passionate Support Workers seeking to be part of a collaborative and supportive team of professionals working together to deliver person-centred supports. The programs are based in the Adelaide metro area, ranging from Northern metro and Southern metro, to Western metro.


The individuals you will be supporting may communicate their needs in a range of ways, requiring experience in interpreting behaviour, communicating non-verbally, and using augmentative and alternative communication systems.


Your new company

Autism SA has a strong and rich history of being a recognised leader for more than 50 years, in providing specialised services to individuals not only on the autism spectrum but to those with a range of other disabilities, as well as their families and the broader disability community. We strongly believe in a person-centred approach which puts the individual at the forefront of everything we do. Autism SA embraces opportunities for innovative approaches to providing responsive supports and services to all individuals with support needs.


Your new role

As a Support Worker with Autism SA you will build genuine relationships with the people you support by helping them live their best life and achieve their full potential. We aim to put choice and control into the hands of the people we support and strive to match their interests and hobbies with yours to help build true connection. We incorporate evidence-based practices into our supports and strive to ensure our staff are well trained and supported to successfully provide our wide range of individuals and/or groups the very best supports and services.


You have the exciting opportunity to join us and consider aligning your skills and interests to a variety of our metro programs. The options range from Supported Independent Living, Individualised Day Options, and Community Based Supports. We have opportunities to work with teens or adults and in a range of locations which may be best suited to you. 


You will have the privilege of assisting individuals in developing vital life-skills and living as independently as possible whilst achieving their goals.


Furthermore, you could have the opportunity to be involved in the development of new programs. 


About you

Experience supporting people on the autism spectrum and of differing abilities will be highly regarded. Essential to this role is your passion to learn more and develop your skills in all support areas.


We are seeking dynamic, committed, and professional team members who can deliver the highest quality, person-centred support to our clients. Above all, we seek team members who strive to develop close-knit relationships with clients and their support team, and who celebrate with them for every milestone reached, big or small.


What you’ll need

Ideally, you’ll have one of the following: Certificate III in Individual Support, Certificate III in Community Services, Certificate IV in Youth Work or Certificate III or IV in Disability. Similar qualifications or/and relevant industry/personal experience will also be considered.


You’ll also have:

  • Experience supporting teens and adults in their home and the community
  • Experience in implementing specialist behaviour support strategies
  • Ability to support and upskill individuals to gain confidence in their independent living skills
  • Experience supporting individuals with their personal care
  • Experience supporting individuals with complex behavioural needs
  • Experience or knowledge of alternative communication methods
  • Availability to work over a 7-day roster including nights and weekend work
  • Availability to work flexibly across programs
  • A kind and caring personality with an inclusive attitude


What you’ll get in return

This is a rewarding opportunity for empathetic Support Workers to help individuals reach their full potential. Backed by a supportive and close-knit team, you will work collaboratively to deliver high quality, person-centred support.


You will also receive an attractive salary, including generous salary packaging options and fantastic professional development opportunities. Above all, we value the unique contribution your diverse background and experience will make to our team.


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