United for Care is not your standard disability care provider. We are a disruptor in the sector, looking to center people, not processes. Our unique solutions provide greater care, independence, and permanence for vulnerable and disabled people, inspiring lifestyle freedom.
- 24x7 roster with penalty rates
We are currently growing rapidly and have an exciting opportunity for support workers with experience in providing care in high physical supports, dementia and ABI/TBI to support our clients living with Huntington’s Disease.
We are an inclusive company dedicated to facilitating a space for our participants to call home, and to create a thriving community. We offer independent living opportunities that provide tailored apartment accommodation and 24-hour support models that empower people to live their lifestyle of choice.
About the Position
The Disability Support Worker is responsible for providing high-quality, responsive and person-centred support as part of a team to assist residents to achieve their goals enhance their quality of life and physical and mental health in Supported Independent Living environment. This role requires to support individuals with co-morbidities such as psycho-social disabilities and high physical support needs.
The responsibilities include:
- Provide services to meet the individual needs of people with disability, which may include:
- Transferring and hoisting (within given safety parameters)
- Personal care (Grooming, dressing, toileting and showering)
- Domestic duties (meal preparation, shopping, housekeeping and cleaning)
- Medication administration
- Behaviour support for psychosocial clients
- Skills development training and social support
- Keep up to date with participants needs and care plans, including changes to participants care needs.
- Facilitate community inclusion and participation, dependent on individual needs, abilities and preferences, and support participants to establish and maintain relationships and interests through access to community activities and services.
You will thrive and succeed in our team by bringing the following experience to this position:
- Qualification in disability, mental health, or related field (desirable)
- 2 years’ experience supporting people in a related sector including with a disability, mental illness, community services, aged care, residential or rehabilitation environment.
- Experience supporting participants with high needs
- Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to recognise and interpret non-verbal cues with our Huntington participants.
- A clear understanding of professional boundaries and restrictive practices
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, work with minimal supervision and under pressure.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write clear case notes.
- Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate as part of a diverse team and work autonomously
Your application for this position will require you to have the following (or willing to obtain):
- National Police Check (verified in the last 6 months)
- NDIS Worker Screening clearance (obtained from Service NSW)
- Evidence of 3 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine
- Unrestricted Australian Driver’s License
- Current First Aid Certificate
Want to make a real difference in people’s lives? Apply now to join our passionate team!
If you have any questions regarding this position, please email Sam Vorachit at firstname.lastname@example.org
At United for Care, we are an organisation that provides Equal Employment Opportunities for everyone. We value lived experiences and strongly encourage applications from people with disabilities, mental health as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.