URGENT Support Workers required in the Newcastle Area

$26.00 - $36.00 hourly
  • Soteria
  • Newcastle NSW, Australia
  • Jun 23, 2022
Casual Nursing, Community, Medical Aged Care

Job Description

Are you a care and support professional looking for contract work in a group home? 

Soteria Independent Living is a highly experienced accommodation provider dedicated to ensuring our team of committed Mental Health Support Workers provide the highest quality of care to our clients residing in our Supported Independent Living Homes. We are a locally owned organisation who specialize in and aspire to improving the quality of life of people living with all levels of disability by allowing them to strive towards their dreams and goals of independent living while we provide quality homes and trained staff for people to choose.

We are progressively expanding our services and as such we are looking for passionate and dedicated Support Workers to join our team as contractors and assist us with our goal of lifting the standards of care provided in the community. We have several Contractor positions available at one of our houses in Newcastle with 8-10 hours shifts! There are established teams of staff presently supporting these homes and the backing of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians.

There is a high demand for MALE support workers within the industry. 

Responsibilities and Duties

The role will encompass responsibilities related to:

Supporting clients to regulate their emotions

Supporting clients with personal care and mealtime support as required

Providing active support for clients assisting them to develop their general living skills

Providing support to access the community and recreation programs

Providing general supervision and general administration tasks


About you:

Flexible from Monday - Sunday

Experience in Manual Handling Transfers, Personal Care, Medication and Meal Preparations

Ideally, you will be passionate about helping people in the Mental Health area and making a positive impact in the community. You will need strong communication skills and experience in applying effective ways of teaching people to increase their social living skills.


Qualifications and Skills To be successful in this role you must have:

Minimum Certificate III in Disability Support or relevant industry qualification

Minimum of 1 year experience working with people with High/ challenging behaviours

Experience working with clients with mental illness/intellectual disability will be highly regarded

A current National Police Clearance Certificate

A current First Aid Certificate

NDIS worker screening check

Eligible working rights in Australia

Current driver’s license and a fully insured and reliable motor vehicle

Basic Microsoft office skills


If you are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and would like to work with an impressive organisation committed to lifting the standards of care provided in the community, then we would like to hear from you. Apply now and forward a copy of your CV for consideration.