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Senior Support Worker - Frenchs Forest

Fighting Chance - Avenue
  • Join a social enterprise that is shaking up the disability day program space!
  • Full-time position, located in Frenchs Forest
  • A competitive package based on relevant qualifications/experience + super + salary packaging options available

ABOUT FIGHTING CHANCE & AVENUE:

Fighting Chance designs, builds and scales social enterprises which move the dial for Australians with disability and their family. We work to identify the challenges, hurdles and barriers faced by people with disability in their everyday lives and then design and build sustainable social enterprise businesses to bridge these gaps. Avenue is one of these enterprises.

Avenue is not your average day program! We are a series of Co-Working Spaces for people of all abilities, regardless of their support needs; working to a vision for a world in which work is accessible for all. Our mission is to build a network of co-working spaces, bringing world-class work, social and learning opportunities to people of all abilities. Each Co-Working Space offers people with disability the opportunity to:

  • Work: Avenue forms and facilitates micro-enterprises to enable participants to utilise their skills and contribute to the economy
  • Learn: Avenue offers participants a range of learning and skill development opportunities, across a range of content areas including work skills, social skills and personal development
  • Socialise: Avenue offer participants the opportunity to engage actively and meaningfully in social aspects of community life and develop friendships

Find out more here: https://avenuecoworking.org.au/Home - Avenue

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Senior Support Worker is a critical role, working on the Avenue Floor, co-leading a small group of participants under a Team Coordinator, to work on and develop their business team.

Senior Support Workers build professional and personal relationships with participants based on mutual respect, enabling and empowering individuals to reach their goals. The Senior Support Worker provides leadership and stability to a casual workforce, taking initiative and solving problems to ensure the best support is provided to our participants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Providing all aspects of personal care, mealtime assistance, behavioural management, and assistance with daily work tasks required to support participants
  • Deeply understand each participant’s goals and support needs
  • Being the secondary contact for participant’s families and primary carers
  • Leading, supporting, and building team culture with Support Workers
  • Administration and reporting
  • Leading and/or proactively contributing to daily debriefs

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication
  • Have a passion for and 1-2 years’ experience working with people with disability
  • Natural leadership skills
  • Positive outlook and a willingness to learn
  • Energetic and creative individuals who think differently about assisting others to achieve their goals

REQUIRED TO:

  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Possess a current satisfactory National Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Possess Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Possess a NSW Drivers Licence (desirable)

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