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Disabilities Support Worker - NDIS


Employer: Wellways
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Make the next step up in your career, access to ongoing support and training/developmental opportunities
  • Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits
  • Casual opportunities with flexible hours
  • Locations across Western suburbs (Brimbank, Melton, Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Moorabool, Hobsons Bay)

About this opportunity

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new service that will provide support, care and access to services and technology for Australians with disabilities as well as their families and carers.

The Support Worker works under the direction of the CDS Coordinator, assisting in providing efficient and effective day to day operations of the NDIS services offered by Wellways in the region.

The Support Worker's role is providing direct support such as personal care assist, community support, social support and inclusion. This position will also involve, but is not limited to supporting independent living skills, domestic activities, improved relationships and assistance with transport.

What do you need?

  • You will need a minimum of a Certificate 3 in Disability, Mental Health, Individual Support and Other Health Qualifications
  • A current valid Driver's License and a registered vehicle (including insurance)
  • Applicants having experience and knowledge in psychosocial disability will be at an advantage
  • Be able to drive across services throughout East, North, West region
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Satisfactory National police check & Working with Children's Check, prior to commencement is mandatory.
  • You will also be subject to a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. This is a check of an individual's name against a DHHS database that records individuals who pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability. If your name is on the list, you will be ineligible to work for Wellways Australia.

About Wellways

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

Wellways is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous salary packaging and opportunities to undertake professional training and development. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for this job

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Jack Yeung Consumer Directed Services (CDS) Coordinator on 0436 318 571.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.