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  • Work TypesCasual, Contract, Part Time
  • CategoriesCare and Support Work, Disability Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 14 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: No Deadline - please apply as soon as possible
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Disability Support Workers

Kevin Heinze GROW
Kevin Heinze GROW
  • Work TypesCasual, Contract, Part Time
  • CategoriesCare and Support Work, Disability Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 14 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: No Deadline - please apply as soon as possible

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.

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and response to Key Selection Criteria to Josh Fergeus, CEO, at josh@kevinheinzegrow.org.au, using the subject line: Support Worker application via EthicalJobs, or call 03 9848 3695 for a confidential conversation.

Applications should clearly state why you wish to work at Kevin Heinze Grow and outline the contribution you expect you could make to our team.

No deadline. Please apply as soon as possible.

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