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Male Disability Support Worker - Sunshine Coast

Sapphire Support

Sapphire Support is a Disability & Mental Health support organisation providing exceptional quality care and support services to people predominately across the Sunshine Coast QLD. Our focus is to work together with the people we support, carefully tailoring what we do to suit the individual and assisting them to live their lives, the way that they choose.

LiKe a challenge and want to make a difference? We are currently looking for Male Support Workers whom have experience with Challenging Behaviour to support our client in Supported Living. The work requires remaining focussed for very active shifts and remaining patient, kind and consistent if the client displays challenging behaviour. Qualifications are an essential but previous experience working in support work and demonstration of a kind and mature nature is far more important.

You will be working one-on-one with a mature male client who likes Cricket, AFL & Rugby League and music and is also good with IT. In order to best support our client, the successful incumbent for this position must have experience in Behaviour Management and be able to demonstrate that in the interview process. You will also be required to do sleepover shifts, work weekends and be flexible with working arrangements.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Support staff who are: -

  • Passionate, empathetic and caring
  • Proactive and creative thinkers
  • Can work autonomously as well as within a team environment
  • up to a challenge and have excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Calm, collected and resilient in challenging environments
  • Willing to work with clients to achieve their goals.
  • Able to follow Behaviour Support Plans
  • Able to think outside the box to maintain person centred planning and practice

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 12 months experience working within the disability and or mental health fields
  • Experience working with complex support needs including challenging behaviours
  • Minimum Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) and willing to obtain Certificate IV
  • General understanding and awareness of WH&S
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • A current driver’s license and reliable, roadworthy vehicle.
  • Current NDIS Workers Screening Blue & Yellow Card

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:

  • Certificate IV in Disability, Mental Health or higher
  • Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Experience.

Work is in the client’s home. Clients will present with very complex support needs and may present with dual diagnosis.

You will be paid under the (SCHADS)Award Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Simone Griffiths - HR Manager 0482 011 446.

Sapphire Support is committed to the safeguarding vulnerable people and all applicants applying for roles within Sapphire Support must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment and meet the certification and minimum requirements.

Please note, due to the high volume of applicants received, we will only be responding to those successful for interview.

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