Casual Disability Community Workers (Geelong Region) "Anything is possible with U&I" “U&I make dreams come true” About the role: We are currently recruiting Casual Disability Community Workers to join our expanding team, who are professional, reliable and committed to making a difference in people's lives with disabilities. The successful candidates will work as part of a positive, committed and enthusiastic team. We work in a 1:1 ratio or in a small group (1:3 ratio). Hours of work range between 08:30am - 8:30pm, 7 days/ week. All positions are offered with a 3-month probation period
Casual Disability Community worker will: - Provide support to participants to help them reach their full potential with individual personal growth and skill development in the community, as per their NDIS Plan goals; - Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity, reliability, confidentiality and professionalism when representing U&I Inclusions; - Apply knowledge gained through qualifications in Disability Specific courses or equivalent; - Establish and maintain rapport with participants and their families/ carers/Support Co-Ordinator's; - Undertake a range of active and physically demanding activities with participants; - When required, assist participants to undertake a range of personal care support with eating and maintaining personal hygiene, during program hours; - Work within OH&S guidelines for those that require assistance with transfers; - Be able to work effectively with participants identified as having behavioural concerns, as per their Behavioural Support Plan (BSP)
Benefits and perks: - Brand New Disability Service Provider for Geelong and the Bellarine Region - Community minded programs with real outcomes - Flexible working hours - Work/Life balance - Career opportunities and development - Positive working environment and supportive team
Skills and experience - The ideal candidates will have: - Previous experience supporting people with disabilities will be highly regarded; - Valid Victorian driver's licence and reliable transport; - Current Level 2 First Aid and CPR; - Certificate IV in Disability Services or equivalent will be highly regarded; - The ability to problem solve and deal with conflict; - Sensitivity in relation to participants needs; - The ability to engage participants in a collaborative, positive and respectful manner; - Commitment to human rights principles; - The ability to communicate effectively with fellow colleagues, participants, their families and other professionals; - Experience in or a willingness to learn about how to respond to behaviours of concern; - Basic computer skills (or willingness to learn); - Mobile phone with internet access;
Compliance Casual Positions require a satisfactory Pre-Employment Police Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, WWCC, VicRoads Record Check, and Pre-Employment Medical Assessment if applicable. The successful candidates must be willing to undergo further training and development as required.
For all applications please send to email@example.com (Michael Kenneady, Director of U&I Inclusions) For all applications you must include a cover letter, outlining your desire for the position of Disability Community Worker (Casual) along with your resume, including 2 professional references.
For more information about working with U&I Inclusions, including the position description or to discuss your application, please call Michael Kenneady on 0436 482 634.