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Disability Support Workers - full time, part time and casual

Advertiser: Wallara Australia LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Aug 2019
Melbourne, Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

Not just a career… ON A MISSION to make social change happen for people with different abilities!

The Wallara Way:

  • Be creative and push the boundaries
  • Think client first
  • Do the right thing
  • Together we make a difference
  • Have fun and celebrate awesomeness
  • Be exceptional

Wallara Australia is a highly innovative non-profit organisation based in Melbourne's South East. We promote social inclusion through creative initiatives that deepen relationships and create real impact in society for Australia's largest minority group – people with disability.

We deliver support differently; our support coaches are unique and bring their own talents to their support role.

About the role

We currently have exciting opportunities in our Activities (Day Services) & Live (Residential) Divisions for full time, part time and casual Support Coaches across the Dandenong, Frankston and Casey-Cardinia region. We require casual Support Coaches who have a high level of availability and the experience and skill set required to support clients with high support needs both in a group setting and 1:1. 

You will be part of a great team, focused on providing quality support to people with disabilities through a really dynamic mix of programs and activities.

If you’re energetic and proactive, have a calm and flexible approach, are reliable and are up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!

Please note, the roles in our residential division includes mornings, afternoons, weekends, nights (sleep over shifts) and public holidays.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Minimum 2 years experience and demonstrated knowledge within the disability sector supporting clients with complex behaviours and high support needs
  • high level of availability
  • A passion for supporting people with disabilities to achieve the best they can – bring your special talents to their experience!
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to prevent and resolve issues and to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to advocate and promote community inclusion and person centred support that exceeds standards and is delivered within the available resources – be creative!
  • Effective written communication skills and computer literacy in order to complete appropriate documentation
  • Resourceful and innovative approach to creating opportunities for those we support – make social change happen
  • Experience in delivering on individualised plans
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to think laterally
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Commitment to exceptional service delivery and a demonstrated professional approach to work
  • Commitment to the principles of WHS, EEO, Cultural Diversity and all relevant legislation

Must haves

  • Right to work in Australia
  • Mandatory police check and Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) check will be conducted
  • Full Victorian drivers licence
  • Certificate in First Aid Level 2 + CPR

Work perks

  • A supportive and collaborative work culture
  • Competitive salary including salary packaging options
  • Professional development and training
  • Career opportunities and pathways
  • Access to employee benefits and discounts

How to apply

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding role please apply through SEEK by EOD 30 August 2019. All applications must include a cover letter and specify whether you are seeking full time, part time or casual employment. Please note only applications that meet the selection criteria will be considered. 

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As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the requirements of the position.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a support worker?
  • Do you have prior experience as a disability support worker?
  • Have you completed a qualification in disability?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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