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Support Worker - In Home

BESPOKE LIFESTYLES

Are you interested in independent work helping and supporting people with disability to have a good life?

Let us introduce you to a 57-year-old Geologist. He is a man that thrives around family, close friends and being outdoors.

After growing up in Sydney, his geology career diverted him to live in many rural and remote places in Australia and oversees. This career enabled him to enjoy his passions of camping-out in the bush, bush-walking, mountaineering, running, listening to music and interacting with interesting local people. After meeting his wife, he moved to Bardon and started a family. In 2006 whilst working oversees he was involved in an accident that left him with an acquired brain injury, the outcome of which has caused significant challenges and disability.

The family have directly engaged a loyal and long-term care team that provide a tailored level of support that is responsive and flexible. His day to day life is supported in a way that meets his physical and emotional needs and is broken up with trips away to Tamworth to spend time with relatives.

The Role

The day generally starts at 7am and involves administering medication, showering and some physical therapy stretching to assist with relaxing toned muscles. Depending on how he is feeling the team like to fit in a morning and an afternoon activity that alternates between the Motomed bike or the Tilt table. There is lots of rest in-between with regular PEG feeds. He likes to go outside as often as possible, if it’s cool enough, in the garden to listen to music or read, or to go for a walk to near-by Mt Coot-tha.

Hours

The team work a variety of shifts that range across morning, full day, afternoon and occasionally overnight.

The current shifts available total approximately 20hrs/week and are planned to be:

  • Tuesday 7am – 2pm
  • Thursday 2pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 2pm – 9pm

About You

A shared core value of the support team is an intrinsic desire to care which is evident in the way that this gentleman’s life is facilitated. In addition to this, the role requires someone who has great attention to detail and a methodical approach to their work whilst maintaining a relaxed and calm disposition. A strong work ethic with a friendly personality will see you being a great fit for the team and a welcomed addition to the family.

Requirements

  • Experience or exposure to working with people with different abilities
  • ABN or willing to obtain
  • Criminal History Screen (or willing to obtain)
  • First Aid and CPR (or willing to obtain)
  • Car and open drivers licence

The Offer

Full training with buddy shifts will be provided for the right person. Generous rates of pay will be rewarded for someone who matches well with this role and is seen as a good fit for the team.

To Apply

If you feel that your skills, experience and personality match well with this role, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

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