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Support Workers - Multiple Locations

ColourFull Abilities
  • EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Casual or Part-time (minimum 15 hours/week)
  • LOCATION: various locations across Kaurna and Peramangk Lands (metropolitan Adelaide and surrounds)
  • CONTACT PERSON: Leticia (She/They)

ColourFull Abilities is based on unceded Kaurna Land. ColourFull Abilities acknowledges that the lands on which we live and work on are unceded Aboriginal lands.

ColourFull Abilities recognises that our LGBTQIA+ spaces are still on a journey of decolonisation, and commits to working together to decolonise LGBTQIA+ and disability spaces.

Always was, Always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals are highly encouraged to apply.

Individuals with lived experience in LGBTQIA+ communities and/or lived experience of disability, mental health conditions and/or neurodivergence are highly encouraged to apply.

Statement about ColourFull Abilities

ColourFull Abilities acknowledges the societal gap in caring for individuals within the Disability and LGBTQIA+ communities. We look at providing support to those who are engaged with the NDIS in a culturally safe and affirming manner. Our aim is not only to provide individual supports, but to raise wider societal awareness and build a culture of safe and affirming practices within mainstream disability services within South Australia, and currently our focus is on Kaurna Land.

About the role

The Support Worker works alongside participants to provide a range of diverse person-centred emotional and physical supports, while assisting participants to fulfil their NDIS plan goals. Tasks may include:

  • in-home personal care,
  • daily living assistance with domestic tasks (i.e. meal preparation, house cleaning, laundry),
  • provide support inline accordance with individualised Care Plans,
  • assisting participants to complete tasks in the community,
  • supporting participants to participate in leisure activities,
  • supporting participants to complete applications/forms

About you

Essential

We are looking for a Support Worker who has an open heart, is highly organised and detail oriented. The prospective worker will have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively with participants and their families, professionals and organisations. The prospective worker will have a genuine desire to provide care and support to vulnerable people as well as an ability to work in a changing work environment and to work both independently and part of a team. It is important that the prospective worker has an awareness of the barriers that exist LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities.

Additionally to this, the prospective worker will have the following:

  • At least two doses of Covid-19 vaccination
  • NDIS Worker Check (industry standard) OR DHS Working with Disability Check OR DHS Working With Vulnerable People Check
    (For more information on the NDIS Worker Check: click here)
  • DHS Working With Children Check
  • Child Safe Environment Training Certification
  • Mental Health First Aid certification
  • A strong understanding of English
  • Current First Aid & CPR certifications
  • Full Driver’s Licence

It is essential that prospective workers understand and have fulfilled immigration and visa requirements as required by the Department of Home Affairs prior to applying for the role. For further information click here

Desirable

  • In-depth understanding of LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Lived experience of Disability and/or a member of LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Current Flu vaccination
  • An understanding/fluency of AusLan
  • All training completed from the NDIS Quality & Safety Commission - please find the link to the courses here
  • Fluency or ability to converse in a language other than English
  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Disability or other relevant qualification, or working towards obtaining a qualification within 12 months

Benefits of working for ColourFull Abilities

  • Continued learning and professional development (paid training)
  • Regular opportunities for personal and professional growth and reflection
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Collaborative and flexible approach to working in the Disability sector
  • Mental health, neurodivergent and disability positive work culture
  • Queer and community values
  • Capacity and empowerment building of the wider community with regards to LGBTQIA+ Disability
  • Opportunities for growth with a growing organisation

For further information about the application process please reach out to Leticia on 0415 996 218 (Mondays, Wednesday or Fridays between 10am and 3pm) or at leticiaa@colourfullabilities.com using the subject line: Support Worker - Multiple Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

We aim to get back to you by email within a week of receiving your application to arrange an interview if successful.

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