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Disability Support Workers / Called Assistants

L'Arche Perth Inc

About the organisation

L’Arche Perth Inc. is an ecumenical community, comprising people with and without an intellectual disability, sharing everyday life together in a house in Dianella. 

About the ROLE

L’Arche Perth is currently seeking enthusiastic and caring assistants to work and share life with individuals with intellectual disabilities. You will be responsible for high quality care and support to people with a disability, living in supported accommodation.

This role requires resilience, self-confidence as well as the capability to assess and manage risks to ensure the safety of people with disabilities.

The Assistant role is personally rewarding as you enter into mutually transforming relationships. This journey will reveal a range of benefits including;

  • The opportunity to be part of a warm and caring community
  • Flexible shift support hours 
  • Ongoing training and formation  
  • Rewarding environment where you make a difference 
  • Excellent working conditions 

SELECTION CRITERIA

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address in writing the following:

  • Certificate III or Cert IV in Disability 
  • Computer literacy and excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and multifunctional community and team environment
  • Deliver a high volume of work load within set timeframes 
  • Be flexible to work after hours, weekends, sleepovers and split shifts
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently and as a team member 
  • Ability to support and promote the Mission and Values of L’Arche 
  • Implementing behavioural support plans aimed at assisting individuals who demonstrate challenging behaviours 
  • Provide individual support to people with disabilities to enable them to undertake all aspects of daily living
  • Influencing and encouraging independence for a good quality of life 
  • Current WA driver’s licence and comprehensively insured motor vehicle
  • Current first aid certificate (or willingness to undertake training) and a willingness to undergo a police check
  • Worker screening check
  • Proof of Covid Vaccination status 

For further details please phone Chris King on 0403 804 620 during office hours, or email sec.perth@larche.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Workers / Called Assistants enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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