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Lead Senior Support Worker - Avenue+ Frenchs Forest

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This is your opportunity to make an extraordinary contribution to the lives of people with disability!

Avenue is an innovative not-for-profit day program where people with disability are supported to complete work tasks, socialise and develop their individual skills, regardless of their support needs.

At Avenue we work towards a vision for a world in which work is accessible for all, we achieve this by ensuring that:

  • The point of everything that we do is always: “What’s best for the person?”
  • “Yes” is our natural response. We give ideas a chance and find ways to make them happen
  • We are in the business of opportunity, not charity
  • Our staff are the best in the business. They are talented, fresh minded and determined to make a difference
  • We are innovative and we are not afraid to be unorthodox if it means a better outcome for the people we support

The Role:

The role of Lead Senior Support Worker is a direct support role, working to deliver the Avenue program to participants with disability on a day-to-day basis. The heart of this role is providing high-quality direct support, often of a complex nature, and assisting and empowering participants to engage in and complete their daily tasks.

Lead Senior Support Workers within the Avenue setting work under general/limited supervision, within the context of Avenue’s well-established frameworks and processes, with support being on-hand from Team Coordinators and other managers. Lead Senior Support Workers are expected to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired from their training and/or experience to provide an excellent quality of supports to participants at all times (including complex supports in some cases), manage their own time and work, and provide assistance to more junior staff on occasion, reflective of a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Responsible for but not limited to:

  • Direct Support
  • Administration and Reporting
  • Provide high-quality direct support to the person or small group of participants they are supporting through the day
  • Provide complex behaviour support to participants with high/complex support needs, as well as undertake additional training and development as needed to support such participants to thrive
  • Provide assistance to Support Workers in the team to help them deliver high-quality direct supports at all times
  • Use a creative approach, exercise judgment and use initiative to “think outside the box” about how to deliver support to participants so they are enabled to reach their goals
  • Apply the principles of active support at all times while providing direct verbal feedback to families on participants daily progress towards and goals

What we are looking for:

  • A professional, positive and passionate approach to providing the highest level of support
  • 3 years relevant experience in similar position
  • Be energetic, ambitious and seeking to learn and grow in the role
  • Possess or be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Working with Children Check
  • Possess or be willing to obtain Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Hold a NSW Drivers Licence

Over and above the extraordinary contribution to the lives of people with disability that you will be making, the benefits on offer, include:

  • Salary packaging options
  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, helping to build a fantastic workplace culture
  • Purpose centred work
  • Ongoing professional development

Avenue is not ‘your average’ day program! So, if you are not ‘your average’ employee, we want to hear from you!

To be considered for this position please attach a cover letter outlining your suitability to the position, along with your current resume.

Find out more here: avenuecoworking.org.au

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