Disability Support Worker - 30 Hours per Week

$27.00 - $30.00 hourly
  • Woodville Alliance
  • Padstow NSW, Australia
  • Oct 24, 2019
Part Time Disability Care

Job Description

Disability Support Worker – Permanent Part Time 30 Hours Per Week

  • Unique opportunity to support a young woman with Down Syndrome
  • Working 1 on 1 to support during travel and work experience
  • Fantastic diversity in supporting additional clients at Day Program

The Role

Woodville Alliance has a unique opportunity which is suited to a bright, enthusiastic and energetic Disability Support Worker to be rostered consistently with one client.

Our client is a young woman with Down Syndrome, who is ambitious and eager to learn and is eager to increase her independence. She attends our post school education program, has attended TAFE in the past and is currently attending work experience.

This great opportunity would be suited to a local resident as your day will begin and end at Padstow, where you will assist the client to travel utilising public transport.

Responsibilities of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting the client in her home in the morning and support her to travel to the centre by bus
  • At times transport the client in one’s own vehicle to her work experience and support her during work experience
  • Utilise assistive technology such as a smart phone to help the client achieve her goals
  • Motivate, inspire and encourage the client to reach her full potential
  • Form a strong, secure and supportive relationship with the client and her family
  • While at the centre, form part of the staffing at the Day Program, providing support to other clients as well
  • Other responsibilities of a Disability Support Worker such as personal care if required, transport of clients, participation in activities to support the goals of clients etc.

To be considered, applicants must have:

  1. Minimum Certificate III in Disability or equivalent. Candidates with no qualifications must be currently studying or willing to undertake study to be considered
  2. Experience in a care capacity of people with an intellectual and developmental disability
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build professional relationships and inspire others
  4. Demonstrated high level of customer service skill
  5. Clear National Police Check and Working With Children Check
  6. Valid Drivers License, own vehicle and comprehensive insurance

How to apply:

Please click the 'apply' button to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1 to 2 listed above ASAP! Candidates will be processed in order of application. Please note unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted. Please visit www.woodville.org.au/careers-jobs for more information or call 02 9722 5213.

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 different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.