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Senior Support Worker – MidlandDilate_manager2020-10-01T15:46:49+08:00
About UsSt 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 RoleThe role of the Senior 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. The Senior role includes a focus on the management of household tasks, the supervision of support workers and assisting with administrative and reporting functions required by the accommodation team.Key duties include:Ensuring the smooth day to day running of support accommodations. Providing coaching and mentoring to support workers.Liaising with the families and representatives of your client as required.Promoting positive behaviours, learning experiences and skill development.This role will be hired on a permanent full time basis and is located in Midland. The role works from Monday to Friday, from 0800 - 1600. Skills & ExperienceThe 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 prioritise the building of mentor and coaching relationships with the support workers who are employed by the houses. The role will also work closely with the coordinator for the houses, in order to maintain accurate progress notes and reports, develop individualised care plans and problem solve for issues that develop within the houses.As well as the above skills, the Key Requirements include:Previous experience working within the disability sector.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.Relevant Cert III or higher qualification. Culture & BenefitsThis 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!