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Support Worker - Sil

Wellways Australia - South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Full Job Description
Wellways Australia

Seeking highly skilled and experienced workers for our SIL homes
$38.75 per hour + penalties + salary packaging + superannuation
Casual positions available
A rewarding career with a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services

Support and empower young people to develop their skills to live an active life independently and as part of their community.

About this opportunity

Our supported Independent Living (SIL) Program helps young people who have been in out-of-home care to make the transition into independent living. In a home environment, you will support the development of the participants' skills to live as independently as possible and deliver innovative support structures within our SIL Program. These supports are provided in a home environment and can be shared or individual arrangements.

To Wellways, a Support Worker is as unique and individual as the participants they support. Our Support Workers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but they all share a common goal of empowerment and development of participants.

Key responsibilities include, however, are not limited to:
Assisting participants with personal care
Domestic and daily living support
Meal preparation and shopping assistance
Promoting independent living and community participation
Availability to cover a range of shifts including sleepovers, weekends and more than 1 shift per day is highly desirable

Skills & experience:
Minimum Qualification in Certificate 3 or 4 in Mental Health, Disability, Aged Care or Home and Community Care
Expertise across a diversity of disability types, including mental health
Previous hoisting/lifters, medications, and community access experience is desirable
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team

Pre-employment requirements:
Evidence of working rights within Australia such as a passport or birth certificate
A current valid Driver's License and a registered, insured vehicle
Satisfactory Police Records Check
Blue Card and NDIS Workers Screening Check (Current or willing to obtain prior to employment)
NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/training-course

Benefits & culture:
Wellways supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where everyone can imagine and achieve their goals to their fullest potential. This is your opportunity to join a nationally recognised organisation with over 2,000 staff members across 93 sites where you can gain access to ongoing support and opportunity for career development.

Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay - $15,899.00 per annum
An Employee Assistance Program which aims to support and empower employees and their loved ones
Paid induction

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers page: https://wellways.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5457701.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact: Kevin Armstrong - Program Coordinator kevin.armstrong@wellways.org

Applications close 23rd October 2021
(Successful applicants will be contacted prior to closing date)

We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply. Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.

Applications close: 23 Oct 2021

South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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