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Lifestyle / Personal Assistants - Buderim

Autistic Vision Australia
  • Full time hours working across a 24/7 roster
  • Long term casual contractor role
  • Resort-like location
  • Above market/award pay rate ($45-$55 per hour base rate including superannuation)
  • Immediate start 
  • Multiple positions available
  • Must be able to work full time hours on a long term contract
  • Must be available to work shifts across a 24/7 roster which includes weekdays, overnights and weekends
  • Must address the selection criteria in your application

Lifestyle / Personal Assistant - promoting our autonomy, self-direction, choice and control. Supporting Autistic adults to live lifestyles of our choosing and to actively participate in our homes and communities.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Assist with life management tasks including:
    • managing diary and appointments.
    • management and storage of information and documents.
    • record keeping (including notes/minutes of meetings and appointments).
    • assist with management of rosters, timesheets, shift notes etc.
    • scheduling and management of all aspects of day-to-day life including: daily tasks, routines and schedules, and household management.
  • Assisting with day-to-day living tasks when on shift.
  • Encouraging and assisting use of available sporting and fitness opportunities including racket sports like table-tennis, tennis and pickleball (must be able to play at least average level).
  • Assist explore, locate and pursue opportunities for a good life, assist with problem solving and communication, assist with locating and linking with leisure and social opportunities.
  • Providing emotional support and problem solving.

What we need from you:

Essential Skills and Qualities:

  • Proven high level organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Proven experience working with Autistic adults, people with psychosocial disability and/or people with dementia.
  • Must be able to work in a highly challenging but rewarding environment.
  • Experience in supporting people with very complex support needs.
  • Genuine skills and commitment to promoting autonomy, self-direction, choice and control of the people we support.
  • Proven willingness and commitment to working as part of a harmonious, dynamic and diverse team.
  • Availability and willingness to work full time hours across all shifts in a 24/7 roster which includes day, evening, overnight and weekends.
  • Demonstrable excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to project calm, confidence and ability to take command and direct to calm in highly stressful situations.
  • Inner strength, resilience and self-awareness.
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect on personal practice and take on feedback.
  • Common sense, excellent problem-solving skills, ability to think outside the box and to try new things.
  • Active participation in required induction, training, development, supervision and performance reviews.

Highly Desirable Skills and Qualities:

  • Skills and experience in leadership roles.
  • Experience working in residential settings.
  • Sports and fitness skills to at least an average level.
  • Background in coaching highly considered.

Selection criteria:

  • Excellence in organisational and time management.
  • Demonstrated experience working in residential support settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to actively promote inclusive behaviour with a zero tolerance for any bullying, harassment and inappropriate conduct.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and act with integrity and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Understanding of, and capacity to relate to, people from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds, including those with complex needs and treat people we support with fairness and respect.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills, including the ability to consult, negotiate and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people.
  • Excellence in working in challenging environments.
  • Proven inner strength, resilience and self-awareness.
  • Ability to actively listen, feedback/clarify and follow directions from the people we support.
  • Excellence in supporting adults with complex support needs.
  • Highly developed skills in communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, facilitation and managing change.
  • Capacity to work with minimal direction and supervision and to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team in challenging and high pressure situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, judgement, initiative and deal with difficult situations.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain documentation, standards and procedures, including ensuring continuity of records.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft and Office applications.
  • Willingness to commit to working fulltime hours on a long-term contract.

Must have:

  • Current drivers license.
  • Your own insured and registered vehicle and willingness to provide transport.
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check and/or National Police Check.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate.
  • Completion of NDIS worker training modules.
  • Thorough working knowledge and commitment to NDIS Code of Conduct.

Would suit:

  • Experience and/or qualifications in: Psychology, Social Work, mental health, Occupational Therapy, Personal Assistant, residential support work, sport/fitness coach, manager, team leader, dementia, accountant, book keeping, personal assistant.

Autistic people strongly encouraged to apply.

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