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Senior Disability Support Worker - Frenchs Forest Accommodation

Fighting Chance
  • Permanent part-time position
  • SCHADS Award + penalty rates + superannuation + salary sacrificing
  • Frenchs Forest location

ABOUT US:

Fighting Chance believes that people with disability should have unrestricted access to homes, not just houses. Homes where housemates and families choose who supports them, how they want support and when they want support. Homes that are welcoming and don’t feel like workplaces or institutions. Homes where residents are supported to live full and enriching lives on their terms.

Fighting Chance’s new accommodation enterprise puts people with disability and their families at the forefront of choice about how accommodation services are delivered. Set to expand rapidly over the next few years, our innovative model of supported independent living focuses on a person-centred, family governance model. At the core of this is the Family Governance Committee who collaborate with their team to ensure that true choice and control are prioritised for all housemates.

THE ROLE:

Are you someone who enjoys meaningful work, helping others live their life to the full? We are looking for dynamic and passionate support worker to join our team at our house in Frenchs Forest. The Senior Support Worker is a key role, working in the house to enable and empower housemates to live independently.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing in home support by assisting housemates at meal times, with personal care and administering medication
  • Supporting housemates to engage and participate in their community
  • Complete and enter any case notes for housemates you have directly supported into the Client Management System
  • Understanding of Health, Safety and Wellbeing practice
  • Driving and transporting housemates to appointments and activities
  • Participate in the supervision of Support Workers.
  • Assist with administrative tasks, reporting to the House Manager
  • Build professional and positive relationships with housemates and team members and be able to respond as directed to changes in housemates and organisational needs

YOUR SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • A passion for moving the dial for individuals with disability
  • A commitment to providing responsive, person-centred and considerate care
  • A positive and energetic personality
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

BENEFITS

  • Collaborative and positive work culture.
  • Support, mentoring, career guidance and coaching to enable your career development with progression opportunities into leadership roles
  • A dedicated house manager, who is a central point of contact and coordination
  • Accredited NDIS training, as well as specialised training for the housemates you are supporting
  • Purpose centred work.
  • Salary packaging option available.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Flexibility to work morning, evening, weekend shifts, with the ability to be on-call
  • NSW Drivers Licence & Reliable vehicle + Comprehensive insurance
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a current satisfactory NDIS Worker Screening Check and Working with Children Check.
  • Current First Aid & CPR (HLTAID003)
  • An understanding of mental health and trauma-informed practice (desirable)

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