Community Support Worker

Private Company

Orange, NSW

Posted 3/27/2020

About Connecting Families

Connecting Families is a community services organisation founded in 2013 arranging assistance, support and counsel for families. Our entire team is committed to creating better lives for children, adults and families by meeting and supporting their needs. Our vision is to provide safe and secure environment while promoting their well beings that can bring communities together.

About the Role

Community Support Worker Team

Join the team of Community Support Workers at Connecting Families, who are leading the way with support and care for vulnerable youth and people with disabilities in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, a demand for support within the health, community and disability sector is prevalent. This pandemic has left vulnerable youth and people with disabilities among the most at risk groups within our community. As such, Connecting Families are now adding another layer to our support network named “The Community Support Workers team”.

We are looking to hire several motivated, committed, compassionate individuals who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable within our community. This is a challenging position although the benefits are extremely rewarding. The role will see you offering support services to a range of environmental settings ranging from group homes, respite services, transportation, daily living services and day programs.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients with activities relating to personal wellbeing, household management, and lifestyle that may include personal hygiene, grooming and presentation
  • Developing social skills through communication and activities
  • Collaborative engagement and relationships with other stakeholders. 
  • Respite care
  • Supervised contact
  • Transport services
  • Mentoring

What is required:

  • Clean and Valid Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • NSW Driver’s Licence with own transport 
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Health check
  • Willing to work flexible shifts including active nights, split shifts, mornings, afternoons, weekdays, weekends, public holidays and active nights on a rotating roster basis.
  • Demonstrated experience working in youth services & or disability care.
  • For those wanting to work in disability, the minimum qualification is Cert III In Individual Support (Disabilities), Aged care or equivalent
  • For Child Protection or Youth Work, the minimum qualification is Certificate 4 in Youth Work or other relevant qualifications including Community Services, Social Work, Psychology.

About You:

  • With the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of Connecting Families
  • Team player, flexible with a positive attitude.
  • Experience working with disabilities / Youth Work and challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting clients with mental illness and physical limitations.
  • Reporting and administration skills (training will be provided)

 Apply now for a more rewarding career!

To view and apply for this job on the web visit:

http://www.agedcarejobsaustralia.com.au/job/13532314