Disability Support Worker

We require experienced support workers who are enthusiastic to provide exceptional person-centred care and support to people with diverse dual diagnosis to be based at our Murray Bridge, Glenunga and Parkside locations. Other site work may also include Mount Barker and Hahndorf.

Positions are casual. Number of days and hours worked per week are negotiable (min. 2 shifts per week) and may include a combination of day, afternoon and night shifts including weekends and public holidays (as negotiated). Ideally you will have experience:

  • Working as a Support Worker managing and mediating complex changing behaviours

  • Supporting people to access a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment

  • Supporting client well-being assisting with household activities and preparing meals and social, recreational and community experiences that enhance quality of life based on support plan goals

  • Contributing to the daily management of a supported independent living environment

  • Administering medication treatments and therapies according to prescribed protocols

  • Assisting to develop, implement, monitor and review a range of client support plans

  • Documenting accurate and complete records of work activities and client progress notes in accordance with legislative requirements

  • Developing planned activities in line with departmental policies and guidelines.

  • Liaising with management, service providers and stakeholders

  • Ensuring continual duty of care is upheld for clients, self and others

Applicants will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a genuine interest in the industry and be motivated to contribute to enhanced lifestyle outcomes for our clients. You will be reliable and respectful, exercise effective decision-making and problem-solving skills, lead by example and deliver on promises.

Applicants must have evidence of their Right to Work in Australia, a Current National Police Check, DCSI Clearance (Child Related), First Aid Certificate and a Full Unrestricted Driver’s License.

Certificate III in Individual Support Disability would be highly advantageous or you will need to be committed to obtain the Certificate within 12 months of commencement.

As we are a not-for-profit organisation, employees are also eligible for salary packaging.

Please upload your resume with cover letter here. We will be in contact with applicants that meet the selection criteria for an interview. The interview process includes completion of three workplace scenarios and takes approx. 10 minutes to complete.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.