Support Worker

Job Category: Support Worker
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Melbourne
We are seeking compassionate and dedicated Support Workers to join our team. As a Support Worker, you will play a key role in assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve their goals and enhance their overall quality of life. This position requires a person-centered approach, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to promoting independence and inclusivity.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one support to NDIS participants in their homes or within the community.
  • Assist participants with daily activities, personal care, and mobility, as outlined in their support plans.
  • Work collaboratively with NDIS participants to implement and achieve their individualized goals.
  • Encourage and support participants in developing new skills and fostering independence.
  • Facilitate community engagement and social inclusion for participants.
  • Identify and access community resources and activities that align with participants’ interests and preferences.
  • Maintain open and clear communication with participants, their families, and the broader support team.
  • Document participant progress, incidents, and other relevant information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monitor and ensure the safety and well-being of participants at all times.
  • Promptly report any concerns or incidents to the appropriate channels.

Requirements:

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or a related field.
  • Previous experience as a Support Worker, preferably within the disability or community services sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the individual needs and preferences of NDIS participants.
  • Basic understanding of the NDIS framework and person-centered support.
  • Empathy and compassion for individuals with disabilities.
  • Patience and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Satisfactory National Police Check.

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