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Disability Support Worker


Employer: The Salvation Army Eastern Territory
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Community Development, Disability Services, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 12 March, 2019.
Applications close: 02 April, 2019.

  • Experienced in planning and conducting activities and programs for children and adolescents

Who are we?

Youthlink is the Salvation Army’s Specialist Youth Services provider in Sydney’s Greater West.
TSA Youthlink Skills 4 Life Specialist Youth Disability Services based in Blacktown, needs a casual Skills 4 Life Disability Support Worker to provide support to various clinical staff and disability support programs run by the service, providing professional and high quality services to young people, parents, staff and visitors.

The Youthlink Skills 4 Life provides a range of therapeutic and recreation supports and programs for children and young people aged 8-30 who have an intellectual, emotional, psychiatric, physical, sensory disability or like impairment. In this position you will work closely with our clinical, disability support and recreation teams, working with children, young people and families/carers, providing support to young people participating in activities, therapy and tasks, demonstrating initiative, flexibility, self-direction and independence in the absence of direct supervision.

The role will report to the Salvation Army Youthlink General Manager.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • An appreciation of, and the ability and willingness to promote and support, the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • The ability to provide excellent customer focus in a friendly and helpful manner, being able to communicate clearly and confidently with parents, young people and staff
  • Competence in providing care assistance to each client in accordance with their service plan and as directed by the Manager and the ability to monitor the safety and wellbeing of the clients and report any concerns to the Manager.
  • Have the qualification of Certificate III or IV in Disability
  • The ability to build rapport and engage with young people and their parents/carers in their recovery journey.
  • The experience and ability to run group programs.
  • The ability to support young people to participate in age appropriate activities and tasks including activities and outings in the community.
  • The ability to maintain a good working knowledge of current issues relating to matters affecting young people with disabilities and their families.

In return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits, regular supervision, and ongoing training.

Applications must include a current resume and cover letter addressing the essential criteria in the position description. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia, a current, full Working with Children Check and will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check. It is also essential to have a current NSW class C driver’s licence for this position.

The Salvation Army is a Child Safe Organisation. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check.

Applications for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

How to apply for this job

To express your interest in this position, please CLICK HERE to apply online.

Supporting materials  Position Description - Disability Support Worker (Casual) 11.03.2019.docx