Position Description

Title: Disability Support Worker

Reports to: Service Manager

Status: As per Offer of Employment

Award: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award

The Disability Support Worker is responsible for providing flexible and responsive support to people with disability which promotes choice, self-determination and independence in a range of community settings and in-home. The worker is required to meet the individual needs of people with disability, which may include, but not limited to, assistance with personal care, domestic duties, medication management, transport, meal preparation and shopping, skill development training, social support, and assistance to access and participate in the community. The worker is also responsible for ensuring that all reporting and administrative requirements meet the service and support requirements and are delivered in line with the Inclusive Solutions Australia Group policy and procedures, relevant legislation and NDIS Practice Standards.

Qualifications and Experience

The experience, skills and qualifications required to successfully fulfill this role include:

  • Qualifications in Disability, Community Services, or at least 1 year of relevant industry experience

  • Experience working with people with disability and their families/primary carers

  • A high level of organisational, communication (both oral and written) and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team and individually

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, WH&S requirements

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

  • Current driver licence and preparedness to use own comprehensively insured vehicle for work related duties

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • A strong motivation and commitment to the principles of the Disability Inclusion Act (2014) and Disability Services Standards

Working Conditions and Expectations

  • The first six (6) months of employment is probationary

  • The position involves evening, overnight, weekend work and sleepovers. Workers may be required to work public holidays

  • Employment in this position is conditional on the employee maintaining a current First Aid Certificate

  • Employment in this position is conditional on the employee maintaining a current Driver Licence

  • Employment in this position is conditional on the employee having the use of a reliable registered motor vehicle, comprehensively insured for work related duties.

  • Cleared Working with Children Check and National Criminal Police Record Check

  • Ability to meet deadlines as directed by Senior Management

  • Confidentiality of must be adhered to and as directed by  Senior Management, this includes appropriate use of intellectual property.