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Support Worker / Trainer - St Marys

Jigsaw

Are you empathetic, patient, passionate and creative? This could be the job for you!

ABOUT JIGSAW:

Jigsaw trains people with disability in transferable employment skills and provides training, work experience, employment experience and support in transitioning to mainstream employment. At the heart of the Jigsaw model is a data and document management business working with corporate and government clients that we use to facilitate this.

Learn more about Jigsaw and our mission here at our website.

THE ROLE:

A Support Worker is known as a Trainer in the Jigsaw model. Trainers build professional and personal relationships with trainees based on mutual respect, enabling and empowering individuals with disabilities to reach their employment goals and feel confident in the workplace.

You will work autonomously and as part of a team to achieve agreed outcomes. Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Facilitating the training of participants in transferable employment skills, by creating individualised resources and strategies to support participants to achieve their goals
  • Support Participants to help achieve the business targets assigned to each team, on time and to a high quality standard
  • Develop a strong working relationship and become a mentor to individuals supported
  • Provide all aspects of personal care, mealtime assistance and behavioural management to ensure everyone feels fully supported and is progressing towards their employment goals
  • Deliver on any administration or reporting activities in line with NDIS standards
  • Promote and role model appropriate behaviour to support Jigsaw’s culture, performance and brand
  • Engage with participants using a Positive Behaviour Support approach where appropriate

We are looking for someone who can bring a wealth of experience from working in the allied health sector to Jigsaw's opening team. This role would be perfect for parents looking to return to the workforce who have experience in the allied health sector and or working with people with disabilities. We have a range of roles currently available.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • A passion for and experience with working with people with disability or in the allied health sector

  • Energetic and creative individuals who think differently about assisting others to achieve employment goals

  • Proactive, forward thinker, who takes initiative to solve problems

  • High bandwidth for multitasking and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and team-work skills

    • Auslan experience desirable but not required

    • Empathetic and patient approach

  • At least 2 years experience working in the allied health and disability industry and or relevant university degree

REQUIRED TO:

  • Have the right to work in Australia

  • Possess or be willing to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check

  • Possess or be willing to obtain a Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Jigsaw employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, meaning you can increase the value of your take-home income.

  • Potential career development opportunities as the team expands in Adelaide and interstate.

  • Online and face to face training as required for the role.

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