Disability Support Workers wanted. Many permanent part-time and casual positions available.
Crosslinks is a not-for-profit organisation that has proudly supported people with disabilities since 1996. Today, our team of around 220 employees provide support services to hundreds of people all over the Perth metropolitan area from our base in Midland.
We are a registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provider so you can be assured that our services and supports meet the level of quality and safety stated in the NDIS Practice Standards. Also, as a not-for-profit organisation, our profits are invested back into delivering and improving the services we offer participants.
ABOUT THE ROLE
We require Disability Support Workers across both our Accommodation and Community Participation services on a permanent part time and casual basis. As a support worker you will be responsible for supporting participants, on varying levels, to carry out their daily functions in a manner that promotes independence while enabling them to achieve their personal goals.
The Accommodation Service requires applicants to be available to work on a rotating roster (which covers 24 hours per day, 7 days per week including public holidays).
Community Participation encourages and supports individuals in the community to engage in a safe, supported manner.
We currently have the following shifts available to be considered for:
- Day Shifts generally between 6am to 3pm (Monday to Friday)
- Afternoon/Evening shifts typically rostered between 12pm to 10pm (Monday to Friday)
- Weekend shifts can be a combination of both 1 & 2.
- Casual shifts must be available a minimum of 3 days/week (any days) and be willing to work across both services.
The Area Manager assigned to you is responsible for leading and developing to complete the following responsibilities:
- Support participants to achieve their desired goals and to be actively engaged in their home and community life.
- Maintain an understanding of the participant’s needs and overall wellbeing.
- Administer medication and treatments according to the relevant support plan.
- Demonstrate dignity and respect for aspects of personal care and ensure that the participant’s personal hygiene and appearance is maintained at an acceptable level, appropriate to their age and chosen activity.
- Communicate and engage with participant in a relevant and meaningful way while encouraging the participant to communicate and engage with others.
- Transport participants traveling to and from activities and outings.
- Ensure all supports and services provided are accurately documented and accounted for through timesheets, case notes, incident reporting etc.
- Take responsibility for issues/queries raised by the participant/family/carers by gathering information and assuring the participant/family/carers that you will communicate with your area supervisor who will ensure that the matter is resolved.
In addition, you will have:
- Understanding of NDIS Quality and Safeguarding practises.
- Previous experience working with people with a disability, and comfortable working with people with a range of disabilities.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Willingness to learn new skills and maintain satisfactory compliance requirements in line with NDIS for a Support Worker.
- Commitment to family and person-centred approaches, supporting inclusion and participation.
- Ability to build and manage friendly relationships within a team environment.
- Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- You will be required to meet the compliance requirements of the organisation which will be explained if your application is successful in progressing.
To apply for the Disability Support Worker position, submit your application by pressing APPLY NOW.
You will need to attach your most relevant CV and a cover letter which outlines which shift preferences you would like to be considered for.
Should you require further information please contact email@example.com
Crosslinks values diversity and encourages applications from Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, youth, women, and people with disabilities.
Crosslinks acknowledges that our business is conducted on the traditional lands of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander peoples. We acknowledge their continuing connection to country and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.