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Disability Support Worker, Connexions

About us

Our vision is that people, everywhere in our community, will experience the power of inclusion through relationships, voice and action.

Our mission is to assist people to reach their potential through innovative and people-focused services.

Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our five core values are Accountability, Equity, Innovation, Integrity and Participant and young-people focused.

The role

The role of a Disability Support Worker in Disability Services, Connexions is to provide support with social activities to people with a disability with a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual to enjoy and advance their lives as much as possible.

Our Disability Support Workers in Connexions are to assist our clients to work positively to achieve their personal goals. Day activities are aimed at increasing participants independence, confidence and options. We also encourage the development of friendships and social skills both within our service and the wider community.

About you

The successful applicant:

  • Is passionate about supporting clients with disabilities and advancing the lives of others.
  • Is compassionate and demonstrates empathy.
  • Is able to effectively communicate, engage and develop strong relationships with clients.
  • Is able to handle complex or challenging situations calmly and rationally.
  • Enjoys working and interacting with people as part of a team, but also demonstrates the ability to work individually when required.

Essential Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role; you will possess the following:

  • Well developed and effective communication, numerical and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Highly organised and demonstrates initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrates problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work individually or in a team with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible with working hours, including split shifts, overnight stays and weekend work.
  • Current or willing to obtain NSW Working with Children's Check
  • Current or willing to obtain First Aid Certificate.
  • Current NSW Driver's Licence.

Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate IV in Disability Support or equivalent or willingness to obtain.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Disability Legislation and Standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.
  • An understanding of what choice and control means in the new disability world.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing effective services to people with a disability.

Job Benefits

In addition to competitive pay rates the successful applicant will also have access to:

  • 30hr contract with the ability at times to work anywhere up to 76 hours per fortnight.
  • Salary packaging of $15,900 tax free pay per fringe benefit year to increase your take home pay.
  • Negotiated extra leave.

How to apply

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application.

To apply please click on the 'apply now' button below or visit our website: www.challengecommunity.org.au

For further information regarding these exciting roles please contact: Patrick Delany, New England Regional Manager, Disability Services - Day Programs and Connexions on 0438 620 447.

All applicants must be willing to undergo a National Police Check and hold a valid Working With Children's Check (or willing to obtain) as part of the recruitment process.

Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Job contact

Name: Patrick Delany

Phone: 0438 620 447