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Disability Support Worker

Location
Dee Why, New South Wales
Job Type
Full Time
Posted
4 Jun 2021

We are currently hiring experienced candidates to work with participants mainly in Sydney's Northern Beaches and the city area. Please consider the distance prior to applying.

What we can offer you:

  • Extremely supportive management team with over 20 years of experience
  • Ongoing training
  • Full time work
  • Visa sponsorships are available for overseas residents
  • Rewarding role and competitive rates of pay with one of the highest hourly rates in NSW
  • Annual salary starting from $56,131.40+

About us:

Equality Disability and Health Care Services (EDHCS) is a disability services provider in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Our aim is to promote the wellbeing of the local community by providing a broad variety of mental health and disability services.

At Equality Disability and Health Care Services, our main objective is to help participants achieve their everyday goals by allowing them to live their life as autonomously as possible. These goals can be anything from becoming more independent, getting or keeping a job to learn new skills, enrolling in education, becoming more active in the community, or improving relationships and making friends. We have a highly trained and dedicated team with more than 20 years' experience in both Australia and overseas.

Enquire today about becoming a part of our team. You'll be part of a local team that provides all types of services for people with disabilities in the northern beaches.

Key responsibilities:

  • Waking clients and assisting them with personal care such as showering, dressing, feeding and help getting ready for educational and recreational activities.
  • Preparing/assisting with meal preparation
  • Assisting clients at their work
  • Assisting other health professionals like occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses, doctors and emergency response staff with client compliance
  • Assisting other health professionals with physical activities like hydro therapy, music therapy or recovery therapy
  • Supervising medication intake from a webster packs.
  • Assistance with laundry
  • Transporting clients to appointments
  • Supporting clients with assistance in coordinating/ managing life stages & transitions such as short and long-term supports that focus on strengthening the participant's ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist them to live at home and participate in their community
  • Providing companionship to build confidence and social skills.
  • Assisting clients with essential money management skills like saving money for essential bills and grocery shopping
  • Developing strong trust-based relationships with participants and delivering person centred care and support
  • Assistance with shopping
  • Provide aid in the promotion of a participant's mental and physical activities such as through communication and engagement, going out, reading and writing, hobbies and recreation
  • Maintaining a clean, comfortable, safe and secure environment for participants which may include undertaking light domestic duties or meal preparation

Services include

  • Developing strong trust-based relationships with participants and delivering person centred care and support
  • Supporting participants to meet their daily living and lifestyle requirements as per their care plan, including personal care and working with customers with complex and/or challenging needs
  • Providing support at home with health issues and daily tasks of living such as washing, dressing, grooming, eating, shopping and transport
  • Provide aid in the promotion of a participant's mental and physical activities such as through communication and engagement, going out, reading and writing, hobbies and recreation
  • Maintaining a clean, comfortable, safe and secure environment for participants which may include undertaking light domestic duties or meal preparation

To be successful you will need the following:

  • Current National Police Records Check and Working with Children Check
  • Flexible availability
  • At least certificate 3
  • Car and comprehensive car insurance
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Experience with challenging behaviour and autism is preferred

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Details

  • Job Reference: 299718241-2
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2021
  • Employer: Equality Disability and Health Care Services
  • Location: Dee Why, New South Wales
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Disability Support, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time