Community Support Worker-wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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 meeting the needs of all the families we assist and support with the vision of bringing communities together to create a better life for children, adults, families. Our company’s philosophy is based on the belief that a child’s needs are of the utmost importance. We aim to provide a safe, secure and sensitive environment for children to have contact with their family members.
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 corona virus cases across the country, a demand for support within the health, community and disability sector has prevailed. 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 Reserve 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 out 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, transportation, daily living services and day programs.
- 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
- General household, cleaning and environmental maintenance tasks
- Activities of interest in the home and local community
- Transport services
What is required:
- Current Criminal Record Check (not older than 12 months)
- Current Working with Children Check
- Current NSW Driver’s Licence
- Current 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.
- Comfortable driving long distances, as needed.
- Demonstrated experience working in youth services & or disability care.
- Strong understanding of privacy and confidentiality principles
- Willingness to undertake professional training as required and identified
- Demonstrated effective use of interpersonal skills.
- Should have their own transport and car insurance
- 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.
- An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of Connecting Families
- Self-motivated, high level of initiative and strong work ethic.
- 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)
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