St Jude's has been one of the more innovative and leading service providers for people with disability and psychosocial needs in Western Australia since 1982.Our purpose is to maximise the health, enjoyment and quality of life of people seeking support in our community. Our experience in service delivery is reflected through 39 years of providing quality services and maintaining the highest of standards for our clients.
About the Role
The role of the Disability Support Worker is to work with clients who reside within accommodations provided by St Jude’s. You will work closely with multiple clients, developing rapport and forming a lasting, meaningful professional relationship with them. You will work within the NDIS funding framework, assisting them to achieve their goals, increase their independence and participation within the community. You will provide support to people with disability and/or psychosocial needs, enabling them to undertake all aspects of daily living.
Key duties include:
- Assistance with ADL’s such as toileting, showering, dressing, cooking and cleaning.
- Providing individual support to clients with psychosocial requirements.
- Assisting clients with social outings, shopping trips and appointments.
- Liaising with the families and representatives of your client as required.
- Promoting positive behaviours, learning experiences and skill development.
Within this role you will either work day shifts (~0700-1600) or afternoon shifts, which includes 8 hours of paid sleep (~1545-0715). The more shifts you have availability for, the more roles we can consider you for.
Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate will pride themselves on their ability to deliver person-centered care that values the choice and goals of the client. They will have the people skills to build and maintain meaningful, lasting relationships with their clients. They will also work closely with their fellow support workers at the house, as well as your coordinator, to maintain accurate progress notes and reports, develop individualised care plans and problem solve for issues that develop within the house.
As well as the above skills, the Key Requirements include:
- Possess or willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
- WA Working With Children Check is desirable but not essential.
- Full Australian working rights.
- Valid West Australian driver's license and a reliable vehicle.
- Previous experience as a support worker in the health/disability sector or a relevant Cert III qualification is highly desirable but not essential.
- Previous experience working with clients who live with mental health issues will be highly regarded.
Culture & Benefits
This role represents the opportunity to work within a dynamic and committed team who consistently achieve with their clients. You will work closely with your coordinator and will have ongoing trainings and development to promote professional growth. The Disability sector is experiencing rapid growth and there is significant potential for career progression within the organisation and sector.
If the above opportunity is one that excites and encourages you, please go ahead and click 'Apply for this job'. We will be in touch to discuss your application soon!