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Disability Support Worker

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Join a dynamic team in a supportive organisation
  • Bring your experience and commitment to Person Centred service
  • Support client empowerment for their choice and control
  • Consistent hours that you can rely on
  • Part time and casual options to suit you
  • Location options:
    • Southern suburbs – Cranbourne, Frankston, Langwarrin and Carrum
    • Eastern suburbs – Kilsyth, Ringwood, Croydon, Chirnside Park and Mt Evelyn

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.

Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Learn more: vt.uniting.org.

Supported accommodation provides:

  • Focus on Person Centred Plans for residents to achieve their goals and maximise their independence
  • Small-scale shared housing within the community
  • 24 hour care and support by a rostered team of dedicated staff

Uniting offers our Disability Support Workers:

  • Supportive and regular supervision
  • Focus on team work and professional development
  • Career options through a wide range of streams, programs and locations across Uniting
  • Salary packaging to reduce your income tax payments via Paywise (www.paywise.com.au).

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including:

  1. Experience working with people with disability
  2. Positive and client focused approach
  3. Experience working in residential care, personal care or nursing (highly desirable)
  4. A qualification in a field related to Disability.
    • A completed Certificate IV level qualification is desired, or current community service or disability studies close to completion
  5. A current Australian Driver’s Licence
  6. Current First Aid and CPR certificate (or willingness to obtain these before starting)
  7. Current WWCC (or willingness to obtain this before starting)

Please provide responses in your cover letter to the following questions related to the person specification:

  • Summarise your experiences of working with people with disability
  • Provide an example of working with a client to support them to reach their goals
  • Describe your reasons for wanting to work as a Disability Support Worker, in Residential services, with Uniting, now?

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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