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Life Skills Supporters

Uniting (NSW.ACT)

About the opportunity

Uniting has an exciting opportunity for a Disability Support Worker to join our community support team working across Western Sydney. Uniting Disability offers a range of services to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants providing support to both adults and young people living with a disability. 

Key Responsibilities: 

As a Disability Support Worker, you will:

  • Support clients to identify and achieve goals
  • Support daily living activities through capacity building
  • Maximise independence and confidence through enabling clients to access the community
  • Implement unique behaviour support plans
  • Implement routines and structures through positive role modelling
  • Collaborate with team members
  • Build effective relationships with clients and their families and carers

Skills & Experience

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Lived experience with disability or those with a disability
  • Demonstrated understanding of person-centred care
  • Demonstrated experience managing challenging behaviours and behaviour support plans
  • Demonstrated experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to maintain accurate records
  • Current paid Working with Children Check
  • Full NSW Driver’s licence and fully insured vehicle
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • NDIS Worker Screening check
  • Willing to travel across Western Sydney
  • Willing to do weekend shifts

Desired however not essential

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability, or equivalent accreditation in social science/community services
  • Experience supporting participants from Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Benefits & culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Play a significant role in supporting NDIS participants to achieve their goals through capacity building
  • Opportunities to work with a diverse client base across multiple environments (group home, in-home, respite care)
  • Comprehensive induction training from Day 1
  • Paid travel entitlements between clients

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police Check and Reference Checks. 

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

For any questions please contact Theresa Ung Talent Acquisition Specialist E: tung@uniting.org using the subject line: Life Skills Supporter enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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