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Direct Support Workers - Ballina And Lismore

CPL - Lismore, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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CPL - Choice, Passion, Life is a leading provider of integrated support, therapy and advice for people living with a disability, and their families. We work with our clients at every stage of their lives, delivering the very best support, understanding and guidance possible, so people can achieve the things that matter the most to them. We know that given the right opportunities, people can grow beyond expectations and live amazing lives.

The Role

As a Direct Support Worker, you'll be an integral part of the lives of people living with disabilities. Your role is to empower your clients to live the life of their choosing by providing day to day support in client homes and in the community with:

Achieving life goals: build professional relationships with clients to understand personal life goals, independent abilities and opportunities to support and empower clients to achieve the things that matter most to them.

Personal care: direct support in maintaining personal hygiene, toileting, showering, grooming, preparing for bed etc.

Medication administration and health management: follow medication and health care plans, perform basic medical tasks (PEG feeding, epilepsy management etc.)

Mealtime support and domestic duties: cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of a safe and healthy environment

The Person

This position is ideal for people who are:

  • Passionate about pursuing a people focused career which genuinely impacts the lives of others
  • Great communicators dedicated to providing the best service for every person
  • Even better listeners who can work autonomously as well as under direction
  • Calm and confident in new environments with a knack for problem solving
  • Can provide personal care with dignity and sensitivity
  • Have great availability and reliability working across a flexible 24x7 roster
  • Previous experience in aged care, disability services or within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is highly regarded

You must have or be willing to obtain the following before commencing:

  • First Aid certificate
  • CPR certificate
  • Working with Children's Check
  • National Police Check

CPL can provide guidance on how to obtain the above clearances following your offer of employment however, a Working with Children's Check is a legal industry requirement which you will need before you can commence paid employment in disability support.

The Benefits

If you enjoy challenging but rewarding work and share our vision of an inclusive society, we will provide the training, supportive culture and connections to help you make the most of this opportunity. As a part of the CPL family, you’ll experience:

  • Industry leading training delivered by health professionals; online, classroom based and on the job
  • Flexible shifts rostered on a 24/7 basis with additional penalty rates for night and weekend shifts & up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Even more benefits that impact your income and take home pay as a permanent employee; Not for Profit salary packaging and an employee benefits program with access to hundreds of retailer discounts
  • Development and progression pathways
  • Flexibility in your working week to support your lifestyle and commitments
  • Employee Assistance Program offering confidential counselling support for employees and direct family members
  • Permanent part time positions and higher pay rates will be considered for candidates on a case by case basis where extensive experience and skills within the disability industry is demonstrated

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

Lismore, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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