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Disability Support Workers / Mentors

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

Job posted on: 14 January, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Would you like to assist people with disabilities to achieve their life and work goals?
  • Are you a passionate and committed person?
  • Are you proactive, self-motivated and reliable?

Options is seeking suitable Mentors to support people with disabilities to develop new skills that prepare them to live more independent and fulfilling lives. Clients come to Options with a range of goals, including wanting to find a job, to cook meals, 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. Duties do not include personal care tasks such as showering and administering medication.

We are urgently seeking Mentors who are available to provide support to Clients in Armadale. Mandurah, Secret Harbour, Rockingham and Pt Kennedy

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

  • 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 or be willing to obtain one
  • Have a current Police Clearance or be willing to obtain one
  • 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

Benefits include:

  • Variety of shifts and locations available
  • Access to Good Sammy discount card after 6 months employment
  • Free counselling services for you and your immediate family members

Work is on a casual but regular basis.

Options is a division of Good Samaritan Industries

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

“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.”

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