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Sam's Tower Pty Ltd

Social and Community Services

Sam is a very social and engaged 22-year-old young man who is a venue-operations assistant at a national sports centre, a bushwalker, gardener, a musician, and a basketball player. He lives with an intellectual disability and autism while pursuing `the good life’.

Sam lives alone in his own home in Belconnen so that he can manage his own affairs. He is looking for people to act as guides and mentors to support him in skill development, self-care, and daily living. Successful candidates will engage in supporting for Sam in his home, at his place of work, in activities and in the community. You will be encouraged to develop your skills as a mentor in a range of areas where you share interests with Sam, such as music, drama, bush walking, swimming as well as paid and volunteer work.

Your employer will be Sam and his family in partnership with an organisation registered with the NDIS, which has appropriate insurances, policies, procedures, and training. You will be part of a novel family-oriented team approach to support.

Responsibilities of the role

  • Build on Sam’s strengths as you contribute to the implementation of plans that work towards achieving the vision for Sam’s good life.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a small team
  • Keeping the Team Leader and Sam’s family informed on progress made towards achieving these goals.
  • Providing support around aspects of Sam’s daily life in a way that upholds the vision and values of Sam, his family and support team.
  • Support for Sam in daily living and self-care in the home and the community
  • Completing daily tasks in a reasonable time and to expected quality.
  • Developing mentoring capacity in interests you might share with Sam such cooking, gardening, bush walking, music, sports, and drama.

Desired personal characteristics

A strong commitment to seeing people with disabilities living ordinary lives where they are connected to and belong in their community.

  • The capacity to offer active support, act with initiative and perform well when not under direct supervision.
  • A people person who is skilled at forming relationships and enjoys a collaborative work culture.
  • Display interests that are shared with Sam’s or might complement or extend his interests.
  • A sense of humour and love of life as Sam’s displays.

Desired level of knowledge and skills

  • The capacity to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Possess a good knowledge of and be able to provide trauma informed care
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A basic level of computer literacy skills.
  • An awareness of social role valorisation and it applications
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety compliance as well as food hygiene.

Desired experience

  • Applications are welcomed from people with experience in a wide range of engagement and careers in the real world where skills can be transferred to this role.

You will need to have a full driver’s licence, Police Check, WWVP card and First Aid Certificate (or be willing to obtain them).

Desired Qualifications

  • Qualifications and experience in disability or service-related areas may be useful but are not essential. We welcome applications from people who have worked in all areas of the service sector or the arts who wish to explore new horizons.

Hours of Work

This is subject to negotiation but is likely to be offered in the range of 5 to 30 hours per week. There are several positions available. We also welcome applications from candidates who may wish to be on the `occasional’ list.

Flexible working hours are available. Sleepovers are part of the roster.

Remuneration

The positions will be a casual with the possibility of conversion to part-time. You will be paid under the SCHADS award at Level 2.3. Consideration will be given to your qualifications and experience. This includes superannuation, leave, and leave loading.

If you have any enquiries about the role, please contact Greg on 0450 960 214.

Applications will be considered as they are received so it is advisable that you submit your application as soon as possible. Work will commence in mid to late November.

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