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Youth Disability Support Worker


At Minda, we know that no two people are the same, and no two days are the same. This richness and diversity is mirrored in our staff. At Minda we value that all our staff members have unique stories, skills and experiences.

Our Children’s Services team continues to grow, we are now looking for Youth Disability Support Workers across a number of geographical locations in SA.

As a Youth Disability Support Worker, your role is to support children and young people who are under Guardianship of the Chief Executive. This is a highly challenging, but significantly rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in a young person's life.

In the Children’s Services department, we support young people with a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities, physical disabilities and trauma associated behaviours. In your role, you will be directly supporting a young person in a residential setting working a range of different shifts including mornings, afternoons and nights (including passives).

** The positions are offered on a permanent part-time basis, across a 40 hour fortnight, with the opportunity to work additional shifts. Working passive shift may also be required at times**

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day care, supervision and transport to children and young people
  • Actively participate in activities and encourage community engagement whilst increasing competencies of young people
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans 
  • Follow medication, hygiene and meal management plans
  • Crisis intervention management and providing trauma informed care
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Experience supporting individuals with behaviours of concern
  • Experience supporting young people and/or people with disability
  • Adaptable and happy to work across various residential placements
  • Experience supporting young people with ASD and/or trauma associated behaviours is highly desirable
  • An understanding of the NDIS
  • A highly resilient nature
  • Compassionate
  • A strong desire to improve the lives of others
  • The ability to work across a flexible roster is essential

Qualifications and clearances

  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Ability to obtain the NDIS worker screening clearance through the DHS (Department of Human Services) website prior to employment AND a DHS Working with Children Check
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Unrestricted full SA driver’s licence
  • Completed Safe Environments for Children and Young People training (formerly Child Safe Environments)
  • Psychological Suitability Assessment (PSA). If you do not have a current PSA, we will arrange and pay on your behalf.

To work with children under Guardianship of the Chief Executive, you will need to undertake a Psychological Suitability Assessment at the final stages of the recruitment process.

We are looking for people who will be proud to work for us, and share our values. If this sounds like you, we would very much like to hear from you!

Successful candidates will receive:

  • Genuine flexible employment options
  • Generous salary sacrificing option to increase your net income
  • Opportunity to work for one of South Australia’s leading Disability support communities
  • Career pathways
  • Highly supportive environments
  • The most rewarding career
  • Paid parental leave

How can I apply?

Please select the ‘apply for this job’ button to commence your application. This will include some application questions we would like you to answer for us to learn more about you.

It is important that you upload your current documentation including qualifications / clearances and certificates.

Should you have any questions, please send them to our email recruitment@minda.asn.au, using the subject line: Youth Disability Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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