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Person Centred Support Worker

Person Centred Services
  • Employment Type: CASUAL
  • Location: Adelaide Southern Suburbs and Fleurieu Peninsula
  • Salary: As per Social and community services employee - Casual, Classification – Level 2 - Pay Point 1: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Pay Guide plus superannuation

Person Centred Services is dedicated to supporting people to get services and support to help them have a happy and hope-filled life! As our name suggests, our mission is to always provides services which are centred on each individual we work with, to address their specific needs and desires. We are committed to providing Trauma Informed, compassionate and strength-based supports which puts our clients first and which is worthy of their trust!

Person Centred Services are currently expanding our services and will be starting to offer Support Worker services very soon (commencing in conjunction with this role) in addition to our existing Support Coordination, Psychosocial Recovery Coaching and Counselling services, so we are looking for people who are enthusiastic, flexible and looking to be part of this exciting new phase for our business.

We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic people who are reliable, have a caring and compassionate approach, are flexible and willing to work with a wide range of people to provide support to our clients. You will need to have relevant training and/or lived experienced, a desire to predominantly support people with Psychosocial (Mental Health related) and/or Autism related support needs and availability to commit to supporting people on any day of the week and for short shifts (minimum 2 hours).

​The Person Centred Support worker may assist clients with:

  1. Assistance with Daily Activities
  2. Assistance with Social and Community Participation
  3. Participant Transport

The Person Centred Support Worker will take pride in delivering a seamless, high quality service to clients with a person directed care approach, positive, can-do attitude, and a friendly, caring approach as you seek to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with mental health issues and/or Autism, their family, and carers.

Note that Person Centred Services operates virtually without offices, therefore, you will need to be willing to undertake your role independently with support and to complete administrative and other tasks from your home or other location.

We prefer a non-diagnostic and strengths-based approach to supporting clients, which recognises clients’ inherent strengths and abilities, and which empowers them to make decisions about their lives and to make choices and decisions which align with their goals, values and aspirations.

We’re looking for people who are able to support clients without judgement and without the need to default to a Psychiatric or other diagnosis when providing support, and who are comfortable with working with people who have experienced trauma and other distressing situations, in ways which recognises the effect of that on them and which supports them to live a full and hope-filled life!

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:

Minimum requirement

  • Minimum of a Certificate III in mental health, Peer work or disability
  • Current National Police Check or NDIS Worker screening clearance, or a willingness to obtain these prior to commencement.
  • Working with Children Check clearance (WWCC) - Essential for working with clients under 18 and desired for all staff.
  • Full drivers’ licence
  • Completion of free NDIS training modules prior to commencement
  • Previous job/industry and/or Lived experience that is relevant to the position.

​​Key Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Support and assist clients to identify their goals and needs in relation to support required.
  • Deliver high quality, person-centred services to meet the needs of participants.
  • Provide client directed support to clients in areas such as personal care, health, and well-being, accessing the local community, learning independent living skills and implementation of all support plans including Person Centred Plans, Behaviour Support Plans and Health Care Plans.
  • Connecting and linking people into the community with local activities and recreational interests
  • Supporting people with daily living skills such as shopping, cooking, travel, and support for work and/or study
  • Performing tasks in relation to domestic assistance (e.g., mopping, vacuuming, gardening, feeding pets)
  • Providing meal assistance and meal preparation
  • Basic tasks that may include booking appointments, assisting with shopping, paying bills, liaising with support coordinators or other provided and attending appointments.
  • Accompany clients on individual activities, social group supports and other activities if required.
  • Engage with colleagues and clients to create and maintain an environment that empowers people.
  • Identify and utilise individualised communication methods to interact positively with clients.
  • Advocate for clients.
  • Complete administrative work including maintaining client records, writing case notes and other documentation relating to client support.

A position description is attached.

To apply, please click Apply Now to complete the online application form including a copy of your current Resume and a cover letter and submit online.

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