Driver Disability Support Worker

  • Woodville Alliance
  • Fairfield East NSW, Australia
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full Time Disability Care

Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Disability Support Workers/Transport Drivers who reside in either Lidcombe, Merrylands or Bankstown areas. Permanent full time role for dedicated Disability Support Workers. Drive people with disability to and from our services every day. Provide support to clients in our centres and in the community. Your transit to and from work covered! Convenient and saves on petrol $$$

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Woodville Alliance (WA) delivers a range of integrated programs and services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. We provide centre based and non-centre based day services 7 days per week, including evening services.  An important part of our service delivery is the provision of transport to and from our services.

The Driver/Disability Support Worker will have responsibility for transporting clients to and from our services each day and then supporting clients in our centres and the community. They will have responsibility for a dedicated transport vehicle which will be parked at their residential address. They will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, person centred services for people with disability and will work with them to understand and assist them in achieving their goals. 

The successful candidate will reside in either the Bankstown, Merrylands or Lidcombe area and have private, off-street parking available at their residential address. This can be a driveway, allocated parking space or garage. The vehicle is not for personal use.

MAIN DUTIES

  • Provision of daily transport to clients, to and from Woodville Alliance centres and activities including responsibility for the safe keeping and day to day maintenance of a Woodville Alliance transport vehicle
  • Provision of best practice service including but not limited to support activities such as feeding, personal care, healthy meal preparation and/or provision, positive behaviour support and participation in client activities including hydrotherapy
  • Maintain positive working relationships with clients, families, colleagues and stakeholders, providing a high standard of customer service and working in a respectful and professional manner at all times
  • Provide appropriate feedback to families/carers and record progress notes as per relevant policies, procedures and work instructions
  • Strict adherence to the roster, ensuring availability during award hours (6:00 am – 8:00 pm, weekdays and weekends)
  • Commitment to your Duty of Care/WHS requirements and WA policy and procedures including reporting all incidents as they occur, reporting any facility issues or hazards and providing written reports where required
  • Commitment to team work and professional development through participation in staff meetings, training and ad-hoc company functions
  • Abide by and uphold the NDIS and WA Code of Conduct and adhere to NDIS Practice Standards

 

ESSENTIAL

  1. Minimum Certificate III in Disability Work or equivalent
  2. At least 1 year in a care capacity of people with an intellectual and/or developmental disability
  3. Current and valid Drivers Licence and ability to safely and confidently drive a 12 seater Toyoya Hiace van
  4. Agreement and adherence to ‘Disability Support Worker Agreement for assigned WA Transport Vehicle’
  5. Knowledge of NDIS Practice Standards and NDIS Code of Conduct
  6. High standard customer service skills including ability to engage with Culturally and Linguistically diverse clients
  7. A valid Working With Children Check and satisfactory National Police Check
  8. Residing in either the Bankstown, Lidcombe or Merrylands area with own private, off-street parking

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please click apply to send your resume and letter addressing the essential criteria. Please include your current residential address. For any enquiries, or to request to view the Driver DSW Agreement or Position Description, call Tishia Boulton-Bell on 02 9722 5213. Please note applications that do not address the essential criteria will not be considered. Recruitment agencies, please do not contact for this role.

Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posting Date

Nov 02, 2020