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Disability Support Workers - Multiple Locations

DCSSDS - Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services

AS A CASUAL DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKER:

  • You are easy to get along with, enthusiastic, sensitive to the needs of others, flexible, positive, a great communicator and able to be a team player as well as work autonomously.
  • You share a passion for supporting people with an intellectual disability to live a life as independently as possible.
  • You ensure your participants’ emotional, social, financial, and physical well-being needs are supported to a high standard and living their best lives.
  • You are in Townsville, Rockhampton, Maryborough, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, or Toowoomba.

If this resonates with you and if this is the career change or new opportunity you are seeking, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services is looking for someone like you to join our team!

Accommodation Support and Respite Services (AS&RS) value strong partnerships and relationships with our participants, families, and carers. Our support enables participants to live a rewarding life that focuses on their interests, choices, and rights every day.

Our support workers, known as Residential Care Officers, enrich participants’ lives by ensuring they have the opportunity and support, tailored to their individual needs, to explore and participate in all aspects of their life.

Our services include support for independent living (accommodation support) and short-term accommodation support (centre-based respite).

We have a focus on ensuring our diverse staff are well-trained and qualified and we pride ourselves on our reputation of delivering the best in disability support services.

WHAT MAKES A GREAT RESIDENTIAL CARE OFFICER?

If you possess the following qualities, then we are looking forward to receiving your application!

  • Passionate about supporting people with disability
  • Positive attitude
  • Good relationship builder
  • Effective communicator
  • Able to show initiative
  • Flexible
  • Well organised
  • Team player

OUR STAFF ARE IMPORTANT TO US AND ARE PROVIDED WITH THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Award wages that include shift allowances, penalties, and other allowances such as meals and clothing as they apply under the Award for Operational Employees in Disability and Forensic Services - State 2016
  • Flexible shifts
  • Excellent job resources and personal development opportunities
  • Two weeks of paid induction and upon successful completion of induction up to one week of paid service centre training
  • Ongoing specialised training and professional development to ensure highly skilled workforce
  • Access to QSuper for superannuation, life, and illness insurance
  • Access to Accumulated Time Work (ATW) of 13 days per year
  • Five weeks per year of vacation time when working full shift rotation

WHAT WOULD MY DAY LOOK LIKE?

Your responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Performing daily household tasks with participants that can include menu planning, cooking, and serving meals, cleaning, shopping, laundry, bed making and light garden activities
  • Assisting participants to maintain relationships with their family, friends, and advocates
  • Helping participants develop and maintain personal independence within their home with personal hygiene, grooming, toileting, showering and safe and enjoyable mealtimes
  • Assisting participants in their personal and health care by providing support with medication ensuring correct dosages as prescribed, seizure response, and health needs
  • Transportation using participants and government vehicles

What Opportunities are there FOR ME?

  • Award wages that include shift allowances, penalties, and other allowances such as meals and clothing as they apply under the Award for Operational Employees in Disability and Forensic Services - State 2016
  • Flexible shifts
  • Overnight shifts
  • 24/7 contact & support from your Direct Support Team
  • Excellent job resources and personal development opportunities
  • Two weeks of paid induction and upon successful completion of induction up to one week of paid service centre training
  • Ongoing specialised training and professional development to ensure highly skilled workforce
  • Access to QSuper for superannuation, life, and illness insurance
  • Access to salary packaging
  • Five weeks per year of vacation time when working full shift rotation

I CAN SEE MYSELF IN THIS ROLE, HOW DO I APPLY?

  • Read the position description attached
  • Click the Apply Now button below
  • Complete and submit your Smart Jobs online application and attach requested documents:
    • Cover letter and resume
  • Complete the compulsory questionnaire emailed after the submission of your Smart Jobs application.

Please note: It is a condition of employment to comply with the department’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements policy. All employees must provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencement of employment.

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