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Disability Support Workers / Mentors


Employer: Good Samaritan Industries
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Disability Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 04 October, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Are you ordinary or extraordinary?

Do you have what it takes to be an extraordinary mentor to our participants living with disabilities?

Applicants need to epitomise the below:

  • You are confident in your skills and know how to help people with disabilities achieve their goals?
  • You are solution focused and innovative?
  • Do you excellent communication and time management skills?
  • You are so fabulous that your previous participants have been successful in achieving their goals
  • Your successes are measurable

Options is seeking suitable Mentors to support people with disabilities to develop new skills that prepare them to live more independent and fulfilling lives. Participants come to Options with a range of goals, including wanting to find a job, to cook meals, learning how to use public transport to access community groups and activities and to explore individual interests. Support may include assisting a person in a work environment while they are gaining experience and skills for work, modelling appropriate work place behaviours and encouraging communication.

To be considered for this role you must address the following criteria:

  • Qualification in disability
  • Understand the principle of providing “just enough support”
  • Understand how to support a person to achieve their goals
  • Be highly organised, flexible and reliable (must be available for a minimum of 3 days Mon – Fri)
  • Have good written and verbal skills
  • Have access to the internet and appropriate technology to communicate and record case notes
  • Have the ability to work unsupervised and maintain strong professional boundaries and ethics
  • Be willing to utilise public transport with service users
  • Have a current First Aid certificate
  • Have a current Police Clearance
  • Have a current Working With Children check or be willing to obtain one
  • Have a reliable registered vehicle and a current licence

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience in assisting with independent living in the home and community and public transport training
  • Demonstrated experience of supporting individuals to achieve their goals as outlined in their Plans
  • Understanding of the NDIS and other disability support services
  • Experiencing in sourcing work experience positions

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work alongside and empower people with disability to reach their maximum potential
  • Continued professional development opportunities
  • Generous NFP salary packaging opportunities (option to package up to $15,900 for general living expenses and an additional $2,650 for entertainment benefits per annum)
  • Free, confidential counselling services through our EAP
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia, and will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

Good Samaritan Industries is committed to providing an environment where people are safe, valued and heard, especially vulnerable adults, young people and children.

GSI strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Successful applicants will be required to hold a current Working with Children Card or to have applied for a Working With Children Card, prior to commencement.

Unfortunately, due to the expected overwhelming response, we will only be able to contact shortlisted applicants. Thank you in advance to everyone who takes the time to submit an application.

How to apply for this job

If you are interested in a rewarding career that gives back to those living with a disability and the local community then click Apply Now! Please send your application to paige.lynam@gsi.org.au using the subject line: Disability Support Workers / Mentors application via EthicalJobs. Your application should include your resume and cover letter outlining your skills, strengths and relevant experience.