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Disability Support Workers

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We are looking for amazing & experienced disability support workers to join our experienced You First team.

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Description:

Join our support worker team based in Melbourne supporting our clients in South & East Melbourne. Start your working day in the home of a cheeky early teenage boy living in Keysborough. He has a love of minions, Horrible Histories, and cartoons or work with our independent gentleman with a love of his small dog, an interest in tech and engineering and an avid reader, especially of Stephen King novels. Assist him with throughout the day with his daily routines.

A valid driver's licence, personal vehicle and insurance is required for transport to and from appointments and social and community outings.

Previous experience of working with a person with a ABI/Stroke and / or Cerebral Palsy GMCF Level 5, advanced manual handling, complex medication assistance and support, and PEG feeding is required.

Various shifts available starting from 2 hours to 7 hours long early morning, day, afternoon and evening days a week. Hourly pay rates reflective of the complexity of the client for fully trained candidates, weekly pay and overtime rates are available to successful candidates.

Successful applicants may also be offered additional shifts with other clients in the same area.

For us, it's all about - All Round Quality Care

You First is a NDIS Registered Provider, specialising in a comprehensive range of in-home daily care and social & community support services for people with disabilities.

We Support, You

With an emphasis on safety, quality, and choice, we are dedicated to investing in our support worker’s ongoing development through interesting employment opportunities, job-specific training, and great pay. At You First we work as one team to support each other to provide the best care and support possible for people with a disability.

You First support workers have peace of mind knowing that they are fully covered by our comprehensive insurance and work cover policies and if anything should go wrong, they have access to our 24/7 emergency assistance and support team.

Our fair pay policy recognises the importance and skills of our support workers with pay rates set via the disability service industry SCHADS Award and include casual loadings, penalty rates, overtime, superannuation, and portable long service leave (where available). In addition, all You First support workers benefit from a weekly payroll and a dedicated payroll team to answer any pay queries.

Role & Responsibilities

Your role involves supporting You First clients to:

  • Participate in day-to-day activities
  • Take part in social and community activities of their choosing
  • Accomplish their goals and sometimes even achieve their dreams.

The specific duties each day that you will undertake as a support worker will be guided by the person you are supporting or an appointed representative.

Successful applicants will be provided with client-specific care & support Information for every participant they work with before their first shift, along with ongoing access to the participants key support information and shift specific information through You First’s online portal.

You First support workers may be asked to provide support in one or more of the following support styles:

  • Personal care
  • Daily routines
  • Help around the house
  • Independent living
  • Attending appointments
  • Social & community access supports
  • Individual & tailored skills development

A Successful You

Successful candidates must at a minimum have experience within the disability sector, or experience supporting a person with a disability (formally or informally) and be caring and respectful towards all NDIS Participants and their families. This is an ideal role for someone with a nursing background.

As a kind, caring and empathetic individual, who is passionate and dedicated to your profession you will recognise and understand the need for exceptional reliability and genuine commitment

This role is a perfect fit for a person who:

  • Has a background in nursing
  • Prioritises an individual's care and support
  • Promotes individual self-empowerment
  • Has strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Is reliable, dependable, and able to adapt to a variety of situations
  • Open to new experiences & learning new skills
  • Embraces the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and skill levels

Qualification & Experience

Requirements:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check & NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate
  • Working with Children (WWC) Check
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certificate
  • Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Australian Police Check (International Police Check where required)
  • Must be highly proficient in written and verbal English

Casual Hourly Pay Rates (excluding Superannuation)

  • Standard / Training $30.50
  • Complex $32.93
  • Highly Complex $37.54

If this role sounds like you and you are looking for a new challenge in a great supportive team environment, Apply Now!

If you have any questions about the role, you can contact the You First Support Worker Team on 1300 52 56 56.

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