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Support Worker - Disability Services - Alice Springs


Employer: Lifestyle Solutions
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Disability Services, Care & Support Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 07 November, 2019.
Applications close: 22 December, 2019.

  • Growing team
  • Career opportunities
  • Casual roles

About the role:

Lifestyle Solutions has grown to become one of the major leaders and innovators in the Community Services sector in Australia. We are a Nationally accredited Not for Profit organisation with a rapidly growing workforce of 2,000 passionate and talented people who are committed to providing person centred, flexible and responsive support services for our community. The key to our success lies in our dedication to delivering person centred solutions, to equality and social justice and outcomes that are important for each individual. We are passionate about partnering with people to develop support systems which reflect their individuality, interests, vision and culture.

Lifestyle Solutions is seeking applications from experienced, energetic and committed people who wish to join our Disability Services team in Alice Springs as Support Workers. These are Casual opportunities being offered.

Lifestyle Solutions specialises in person centred support for people with a disability in both accommodation services and one on one support in our communities. We are looking for Support worker who are passionate, resilient and dedicated. Support Workers are required to be available to cover a combination of shifts including mornings, afternoons, night shift, weekends and public holidays.

As a Support Worker, you will be responsible for a range of duties, including:

  • Ensuring the environment remains at a high quality standard (safe and hygienic) and resources are maintained
  • Creating strategies to support and develop life skills - Personal care, health and hygiene
  • Ensure day to day care needs are met for the people we support
  • Follow clear routines, structure and positive support practices and strategies
  • Transport and Community Access
  • Cooking and Cleaning of the house and environment (all domestic duties)
  • Incident management - follow policy and procedure managing incidents and writing reports
  • Must be available to work a 7 day roster with a combination of shifts including mornings, afternoons, night shift, weekends and public holidays

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate 3 or 4 in Disability, Youth Work, Welfare, Community Services, Mental Health and any other related courses
  • Experience with Challenging behaviours, Autism Support, Suicide Prevention and may have obtained a Mental Health First Aid
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the Community networks
  • Confidence and professionalism in your ability to provide personal care
  • Ability to be flexible within your complex work environment as part of a team and an individual
  • High experience and understanding with evasive behaviours and of concern
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Police Check Clearance
  • A current Drivers Licence
  • A current OCHRE card or willingness to obtain one
  • A current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one

Why work with us?

Because we believe everyone is equal - our team and the people we support. Equality and respect is at the heart of everything we do.

We would like people on our team who want to make a difference to the lives of others. People who know that it’s the small things that make the biggest difference. People who do what they say they’ll do and want to be part of creating an organisation where we all own our part in making Lifestyle Solutions a great place to work.

Does this sound like you? Apply now!

Join us on our journey to provide a rich, productive and happy life for the people in our care and in communities around Australia. You’ll be part of great team who work collaboratively, in a smart and flexible way with a progressive approach to pay, rostering, training and development.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and other diversity groups.

As part of our process selected applicants will be required to undergo employment screening and probity checks prior to commencing.

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