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Disability Support Worker

Aequalis Disability Services - Liverpool, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the business

Aequalis is an NDIS accredited provider. We provide services to participants of the NDIS and their families/carers, with aims to empower independence, ambition, and positive relationships. Aequalis support workers provide strengths-focussed support, which can include mentoring, transport, and teaching skills for independent living.

About the role

Aequalis provides a rewarding experience to mentor and support people with a disability. Aequalis prides itself on putting a focus on relationships so when workers come on board, we want to get to know your interests and skills so that we can match up your personality with appropriate participants that you will enjoy supporting. We believe it’s not as simple as assigning a participant to a worker, but instead finding a match between a participant and mentor who will enjoy spending time together.

Working with Aequalis will allow you to help people with disabilities achieve goals, work toward independent living and engage pro-socially within their community. As a support worker you will engage with participants through the following support services:

  • Innovative Community Participation: promoting purposeful relationships and developing a positive sense of self and connection within the participants local community.
  • In-Home Support: Family based support: domestic duties, establishing/keeping to routines; cooking, cleaning, and financial skills and budgeting.
  • Transport Services: Transporting participants to complete daily activities, attend appointments, go to and from school/work and participate in community activities.
  • Development of Daily Living and Life Skills: Helping participants become more independent with daily skills, including: public transport awareness, financial skills, budgeting, pursuing studies and/or work, drivers license achievements, and other tasks.
  • Assistance to Social and Community Participation: providing meaningful support to help enable participants to engage in community, social and/or recreational activities.

Benefits and perks

Becoming a support worker is an extremely enriching and rewarding experience for individuals who are empathetic toward people in need and want to give back to their community. In addition to a rewarding sense of emotional wellbeing, the following perks are involved while working with Aequalis:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • An on-call management team for you to contact whenever you need support
  • Career opportunities for advancement
  • Comprehensive training and induction programs, as well as regular in-house training to build new skills
  • A safe work environment and diverse team demographic, made up of various cultures and languages.
  • An opportunity to make a significant difference enriching peoples' lives, and building relationships.

Skills and experience

Applicants must possess:

  • A current employee Working With Children Check (WWCC),
  • A current National Police Check (NPC),
  • A current drivers license, (P2 accepted) and access to a clean, road worthy vehicle for transporting participants/young people.
  • A relevant industry qualification (minimum Cert III), or currently studying. This can include but is not limited to: disability, social/community services, early childhood education, aged care, psychology, criminology, teaching, nursing, and other welfare studies.
  • A current First Aid and CPR Certificate

If you are bi-lingual, or have an Indigenous background or experience supporting Indigenous communities, we highly encourage you to apply. Please include this in your cover letter.

This casual role is highly suitable for students and individuals looking for flexible hours.

COVID-19 considerations:
All candidates are to complete the Australian Government COVID-19 Training

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $26.96 – $59.32 per hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $26.96 – $59.32 per hour

Benefits:

  • Travel reimbursement

Schedule:

  • Flexible hours

Licence:

  • Australian National Police Check (Preferred)
  • First Aid (Preferred)
  • Australian driver's licence (Preferred)
  • Working With Children (WWC) Check (Preferred)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Preferred)

Liverpool, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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