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Disability Support Worker

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • SCHCADS Award Level 3, hourly rates range from $34.00 - $36.50.
  • Monday to Friday - no weekend work required.
  • Amazing Not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits
  • Based in Haberfield: may require work at other locations within Sydney

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission it is to shape a more just and compassionate society.
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The Role:

The Disability Support Worker will deliver effective and efficient support with a core focus on quality, flexibility, customised service designed for people living with a disability.

The Location:

Mary MacKillop Outreach (MMO), facilitates onsite programmed group activities, community access, and in-home support for people living with disability.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide a variety of supports to participants and work in cooperation with the Disability and Inclusion division in a way that is consistent with a person we assist support plan.
  • Ensure that participant support is consistent with the NDIS principals and the Quality and Safeguard Commission requirements, including demonstrating support consistent with person-centred and positive behaviour support practices.
  • Provide support to people with disabilities in areas such as personal care, health and well-being, accessing the local community, learning independent living skills and implementation of all supports in accordance to their funded support needs.
  • Work with participants to increase capacity, independence, and community connections.
  • Ensure relevant and appropriate participant information is communicated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain client records, data collection and reports in a professional manner as per service policy.
  • Contribute to a safe working environment for members, staff and volunteers by implementing the Society's workplace health and safety practices.
  • Adhere to risk management protocols and procedures that are in place to ensure compliance with legal, employment and governance requirements.

This role will report to the Team Leader - Mary Mackillop Outreach.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Certificate III in Disabilities or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of person-centred services to clients, including customer services skills.
  • Experience with or understanding of maintaining records of service delivery, or ability to acquire the knowledge.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High-level interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a multifunctional team and to interact with a broad cross-section of people.
  • Unencumbered NSW driver's licence & willingness to drive a 10/12 seater mini bus.
  • NDIS worker screening check & certificate of completion of NDIS Worker Orientation Module - Quality, Safety & You (or willingness to obtain certificate of completion)
  • It is a condition of employment that you comply with the Society's Pandemic Policy - COVID-19 and Public Health Orders in order to work in or enter Society facilities, noting that all staff working in our aged care and disability services require a booster. In accordance with our policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a valid medical exemption as part of the resourcing process.

If this sounds like you, don't wait - apply now, we are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the position description.

Information on how to apply.

If you have questions about this role, please email Naia.Armitage@vinnies.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs and quote VIN2773.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

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