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Support Worker - Toowoomba


Employer: Aruma
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 13 September, 2019.
Applications close: 25 September, 2019.

  • Work Type: Part Time 20 hours per week
  • Location: Toowoomba

About us 

Welcome to Aruma. We may have a new name but we’re not the new kids on the block, you once knew us a House with No Steps or the Tipping Foundation – two great organisations, with over 100 years of combined experience, who came together in 2018.

Yes, we’re a disability service provider, but we’re also so much more. We’re the trusted partner of over 5000 people with a disability throughout the east coast of Australia. Aruma is leading the new age, the new world of disability support – the NDIS world. Aruma puts our customers first. And to do this we need you - staff who are brave, bold, and who dare to think differently. So, if you want to stand out and have a fulfilling career, then join us today!

About your role 

We are currently recruiting for Permanent Part Time Support Workers for our Toowoomba and surrounding suburbs Supported Living Services.

As a Support Worker at Aruma, you are directly responsible for the day to day support, personal care and personal development of our customers. You will provide a range of community living services to assist people with a disability to be actively involved in their local community, be valued, respected and engaged in meaningful opportunities and relationships.

About you

If you have a genuine interest in working in the disability field, are a team player and passionate about supporting people with disabilities to be active, inclusive participants in their communities and would like to work in roles that are both challenging and rewarding, we would love to hear from you.

To become part of the team here at Aruma we are looking for people who:

  • Have experience in the disability sector or who have a genuine interest working in the disability field.
  • Have the ability to support others with personal care and domestic duties in a respectful way.
  • Enjoy sport, accessing your local community and outdoor activities and have a capacity to meet the physical requirements of the job that may include manual handling tasks.
  • Available to work on a rotating flexible roster, which may include a combination of shifts including days, afternoons, active nights, sleepovers and weekend shifts.
  • Good communication (verbal and written).
  • Good computer competency with MS Office.
  • Enjoy working in a small team environment as well as independently if required.
  • Current Drivers Licence and willingness to use own vehicle (if required) with comprehensive insurance.
  • Current First Aid Certificate (or willing to obtain).
  • Current Working Blue Card or Yellow Card (or willing to obtain).
  • A commitment to Aruma Values, Mission and the Disability Services Standards.
  • Knowledge of and awareness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment and criminal history checks

To attract the best candidates, we offer career development opportunities, access to comprehensive competency-based staff training and salary packaging options.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage men and women of all ages to apply and Aruma encourage applications from people with disability.

Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment and criminal history checks

How to apply for this job

If you are interested in joining Aruma, please email employment.mailbox@aruma.com.au using the subject line: Support Worker - Toowoomba application via EthicalJobs, providing the following:

1.Cover Letter: The cover letter must outline why you are interested in supporting people living with a disability using the above points as your guide.

2.Resume: which clearly outlines any work experience and qualifications you have that would contribute to your success in this role.

Applicants who only send in a Resume will not be considered for these roles.

Applications Close: Wednesday 25 September 2019.

Want to Know More:

Further enquiries please contact:

Name: Niki Palmer

Phone: 0448 295 810

Email: niki.palmer@aruma.com.au

Supporting materials  Support Worker Aruma - Queensland.pdf