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Disability Support Worker - Armidale

Challenge Community Services

About us

Our vision is that people, everywhere in our community, will experience the power of inclusion through relationships, voice and action.

Our mission is to assist people to reach their potential through innovative and people-focused services.

Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our five core values are Accountability, Equity, Innovation, Integrity and being Participant and young-people focused.

The role

Challenge is seeking an empowering, collaborative and dynamic individual to join our Accommodation Services Team in Armidale, NSW.

The role of a Disability Support Worker in Accommodation Services is to provide support to our clients with a disability who require assistance with personal care and daily tasks; with a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible within a shared living and one on one environment. Residents are supported each morning and afternoon, overnight and on weekends by experienced and qualified staff.

About you

  • Is passionate about supporting clients with disabilities by advancing and empowering the lives of others.
  • Is compassionate and demonstrates empathy.
  • Is able to handle complex or challenging situations calmly and rationally.

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Well developed and effective communication, numerical and interpersonal skills with the capability to engage and develop strong relationships with clients and others.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrates problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility with working hours including working in the evening and weekends as required.

Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.

Job Benefits

In addition to competitive pay rates the successful applicant will also have access to:

  • Entry rate of $26.99 per hour, higher pay points may be applicable depending on relevant experience or qualifications.
  • Flexible working hours/work life balance.
  • Training and development opportunities.

How to apply

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application.

To apply and view the Position Description please visit our website: www.challengecommunity.org.au.

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Carlene White on 0436 332 662.

Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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