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Disability Support Workers

Kevin Heinze GROW

This position is primarily responsible for working with people with a disability, helping them engage with group-based holistic development, incorporating social, emotional, and skills-based development and resilience training. Developing relationships with specific people with physical, intellectual or socio-emotional disabilities on an ongoing basis, the Support Worker will work alongside the Manager - Client Services utilising therapeutic approaches to encourage, support and extend participants during their engagement with KHG programs.

Support Workers will work 1:1 with people but may also work in small group environments during some shifts.

  • Part-time and casual positions available
  • 6 to 30 hours per week, Monday to Saturday
  • Potential for Doncaster and/or Coburg location
  • Pay and conditions as per the SCHADS Award, Level 2 to 3 (above award available dependent on experience)
  • Possibility of permanency dependent on funding

Core functions:

  • Contributes to program planning and delivery for individuals
  • Works according to the individual needs of participants
  • Records and assesses participant progress
  • Contributes to participant reports
  • Responsible for 1:1 support of participants
  • Responsible for contributing to positive outcomes for each participant
  • Works as part of a cooperative multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates empathy and respect, contributing to a safe and welcoming environment for a diverse group of people
  • Utilises appropriate therapeutic approaches to work with participants
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of KHG’s gardens and nursery
  • Assisting with preparation for and execution of KHG events, including the Spring and Autumn Plant Sales
  • Other duties as required

Personal attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humour
  • Persistence
  • Commitment to quality service delivery
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Key selection criteria:

  • Experience supporting with people with disabilities
  • Training or experience in challenging behaviours or behaviours of concern
  • Sincere and appropriate levels of empathy, consideration and respect towards others
  • Demonstrated capacity to make timely and appropriate decisions
  • Ability to successfully work independently or as part of a group
  • Highly developed time-management and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy

Desirable:

  • Drivers Licence
  • Qualifications in Disability or equivalent
  • An interest in horticulture and horticulture-based therapy

Mandatory:

Police Check, Working With Children Check, DWES.

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