Support Workers Required - Merrylands

  • Support Network
  • Merrylands NSW, Australia
  • May 08, 2024
Casual Nursing, Community, Medical Disability Care

Job Description

Job Description

Are you a care and support professional looking for contract work in a group home?

We are progressively expanding our services and as such we are looking for passionate and dedicated Support Workers to join our team as contractors and assist us with our goal of lifting the standards of care provided in the community.

We have several Contractor positions available at one of our houses in Merrylands, NSW. There are established teams of staff presently supporting these homes and the backing of a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians.

Responsibilities and Duties

The role will encompass responsibilities related to:

  • Supporting clients to regulate their emotions
  • Supporting clients with personal care and mealtime support
  • Providing active support for clients assisting them to develop their general living skills
  • Providing support to access the community and recreation programs
  • Where required supporting clients with personal care and mealtime support
  • Providing general supervision and general administration tasks

About you

Ideally, you will be passionate about helping people and making a positive impact in the community.
You will need strong communication skills and experience in applying effective ways of teaching people to increase their social living skills.

You will have:

  • A current National Police Clearance Certificate
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Eligible working rights in Australia
  • A current driver’s license and a fully insured and reliable motor vehicle
  • Contemporary office skills including operating Microsoft Office environment

Qualifications and Skills

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Minimum Certificate III in Disability Support or relevant industry qualification
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with people with High/ challenging behaviors
  • Experience working with clients /participants with mobility issues is a must!
  • Must have Hoist and Manual handling training
  • Must be Energetic as the participant likes to go out into the community regularly
  • Must be willing to assist with gym/physiotherapy program.

Ongoing training will be provided but first preference will be given to AIN's or Disability Support workers with:

  • Previous experience working with Spinal Cord Injury clients
  • Experience in pressure area care and identification of pressure areas
  • Previous experience in Wound management
  • Bowel care and stoma care experience
  • Sound knowledge of infection control practices

If you are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and would like to work with an impressive organisation committed to lifting the standards of care provided in the community, then we would like to hear from you. Apply now to forward a copy of your CV for consideration.

Posting Date

Jan 25, 2021