PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Disability Support Worker is responsible for implementing training and support services aimed at maximising the living, employment, social and recreational skills of people with a disability. Community inclusion, independence, decision making, and personal choice should be promoted through these supports, with a focus on individual needs. The Disability Support Worker is a valued member of The Disability Trust and contributes to the development of service practice through regular staff meetings, planning processes and policy reviews. All service delivery must be in line with the Policies and Procedures of the Trust and the requirements of the Disability Services Act and NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
- Support clients to participate in age appropriate activities and tasks including employment, in home support and community access.
- Support clients to access activities and outings in the community.
- Provide direct care assistance to each client in accordance with their service plan and as directed by the Manager.
- Work in accordance with the medication administration policy, work health and safety procedures and client right’s policies including privacy and confidentiality.
- Monitor the safety and well-being of the clients and report any concerns to the Manager.
- Provide 1:1 or small group training and support in response to individual client needs.
- Ensure completion of appropriate documentation. Relevant information on support provided is to be recorded in client notes and communication book as required.
- Participate in the Lifestyle Service Planning process for individual clients and monitor outcomes.
- Work with clients, family/ carers, relevant case managers and other professionals to support the client’s individual goals.
- In conjunction with other members of staff assist in developing, implementing and evaluating training and behaviour programs to attain identified individual goals.
- Ensure that all programming undertaken is appropriately maintained, documented and reviewed.
- Assume the role of key worker for designated clients, including the preparation of a monthly report on client progress.
- Liaise extensively with other staff to ensure the overall smooth and consistent running of the service.
- Report regularly to the Manager.
- Actively contribute to a team environment through open communication, participation in regular staff meetings, planning processes and policy review. Provide back up and support to other staff as necessary.
- Participate in Performance Development meetings to identify ongoing training and support opportunities.