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Support Worker

Pride Disability Services
  • Permanent part time
  • Location Head Office, Melbourne CBD
  • Reporting to Team Leader
  • Level 1 and Level 2

Pride Vic is an innovative service which has been developed for people with both intellectual and physical disabilities with a focus toward sexual orientation and gender identity to further empower individuals to achieve and maintain a satisfying and valued role in their community.

In line with the Victorian Disability State Plan 2017 -2020, and Human Rights, Pride Vic focuses on an identified gap in the service delivery of supports that need to be provided and delivered to the Gender and Sexually Diverse community who identify as having a disability.

Pride Vic aims to deliver more flexible, innovative and specialised support services tailored to each individual’s needs, connecting them back to communities acknowledging an individual’s rights and freedoms to be whomever they wish to be.

The Level 1 and 2 support worker assists individuals engaged in outreach services by supporting them to access the supports and services they need.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working alongside the client
  • Continual assessment of the client
  • Supporting clients in making decisions
  • Increasing client’s awareness of the LGBTIQ community
  • Maximising the client’s potential through encouraging and trying new activities
  • Building positive networks and supports
  • Supporting to access or engage within day or work placement
  • Working in collaboration with the client to develop pathway plans
  • Implementing identified areas of concern / risk or interest through planned positive approaches

Key accountabilities:

  • To liaise with team leaders, therapists, DHHS, NDIS and family/carers to develop programs that build upon existing skills and expectations of the clients
  • To work closely with other staff and team leaders to develop appropriate strategies and interventions for clients with communication difficulties and/or behaviours of concern
  • To implement and evaluate programs developed with clients, including completion of required documentation
  • To develop pathways, Planned Positive Approaches and Person-Centred Plans for clients
  • To develop and follow the weekly program timetable and ensure that activities commence and finish on time
  • To ensure that the privacy, personal choices and requests of clients are respected at all times
  • To be responsible for the supervision of clients within each program
  • To meet the individual and personal needs of clients as necessary, identified in client NDIS plan
  • To maintain a safe work environment and adhere to all Pride Vic policy and procedures
  • To ensure the administration of medication and the recording procedure is correctly followed
  • To maintain a high standard of conduct and work performance to ensure the business maintains its good reputation with customers, support coordinators / planners and the NDIA

Desirable qualifications:

  • Manual handling
  • Suicide prevention
  • Medication administration
  • Auslan
  • Mental health first aid
  • Epilepsy first aid

Essential qualifications:

  • Cert III individual support / Cert IV Disability
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current Driver’s License and vehicle
  • Accredited Certificate in First Aid
  • Pass a DWES check (Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme)

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