- Pay level dependent on qualifications
- Job posted on: 22nd Nov 2023
- Applications close:
Project Potential Adelaide is a disability support service for the families of individuals with intellectual disabilities and learning delays. We are a small group of staff operating within the guides of being an ethical social enterprise. Operating from our Learning Centre in Welland, we primarily service clients based in Adelaide’s Western suburbs, our uniquely targeted educational service delivers an engaging and individualised programme tailored to the participant’s unique goals and needs.
Our services include but are not limited to, special education tutoring, young adult day options, overnight respite, school holiday programmes, mentoring, community access and in home support work.
Our interactive lessons focus on literacy, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), positive behaviour support, and problem-solving & reasoning abilities. This approach incorporates the use of general life skills that participants will go on to use throughout their lives.
Our mission at Project Potential Adelaide is to prevent this vulnerable minority group from becoming further disadvantaged. We are not only getting this cohort out there to engage in citizen participation, but a large part of what we do is exposing the public to what our cohort has to offer. Together we are assisting to promote those who have additional challenges in our community.
Our vision at PPA is to provide a service to NDIS participants which is built upon three pillars:
We are seeking a committed Development Support Worker to work 20 – 35 hours per week with our ASD clientele located in Adelaide’s western suburbs.
Duties will include school pick-ups, excursions, literacy, crafts and care support with non-verbal youth on the autism spectrum. Applicants must be comfortable with challenging behaviours, driving clients to and from locations and delivering services within client homes.
All new recruits will initially begin on a 3-month casual contract (20 hour p/w). If successful, contract will be extended to full time hours (35 hour p/w). 2 positions available.
As new clients come on board, you will be assigned to them accordingly. Our adult students operate during the day on weekdays, and our school students see us after school and on weekends. During school holiday periods, our client load increases and shifts are extended.
Pay level is dependent on: relevant tertiary qualifications held, probation period, negotiated contract terms
Active day shift: $29.00 – $33.00 (per hour)
Passive overnight: $180 – $200 (12-hour block)
We encourage you to visit our website to gain more information about what we do.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the role, please contact us at [email protected] using the subject line: Developmental Support Workers x2 enquiry via EthicalJobs, or by calling 0405 929 097.
A position description is attached.