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Individual Skills Support Worker - Lismore Ballina Region

Shaping Outcomes

Job Summary

The purpose of the Individual Skills Support Worker (working with children with disabilities) position is to:

  • promote children's participation in family and community life in ways that support and strengthen child functioning that improve child and family quality of life
  • communicate effectively to support and maintain internal and external relationships
  • contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives set out in the Strategic Plan

Qualifications

Certificate III in Children’s Services (or equivalent) is desirable, and completion of Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Duties & Responsibilities

Disability Support for children with disabilities

  • Develop a partnership with the family and service to meet the child’s and family needs and strengths in partnership with fellow workers
  • Develop an understanding of the family and child, their strengths and the challenges they are facing related to the child’s disability/developmental delay
  • Provide appropriate supervision, play based activities and learning outcomes during Shaping Outcomes groups
  • Recognition of cultural competencies that promote inclusion and advocacy for children and their families within the service, childcare, schools and the wider community

Other Duties

  • Assist and collaborate with the Chief Operations Officer and Key Worker team to implement organisational vision, mission, values, and strategic goals
  • Support and maintain a high quality service, in consultation with Children Services, Community and other Services
  • Participation in ongoing professional development in reflection of personal goals
  • Participation in annual staff appraisal meetings with the Chief Executive Officer

Essential Skills

  • Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
  • Principles for a culturally diverse workplace
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to strengths-based practice
  • Commitment to continuous learning

Desired Skills

  • Understanding and commitment to the NSW Disability Services Act
  • Knowledge of and experience of working in the community sector
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the needs of people with disabilities

Summary - Terms and Conditions

  • Casual position
  • In addition to base salary 9.5% of wage for Superannuation Employer Contribution
  • Terms and conditions are those set out in the Job Offer Letter, Work Place Agreement (if applicable), organisational policies and procedures, and the National Employment Standards as set out in the Fair Work Act (2009).
  • All Shaping Outcomes staff are required to comply with its policies and procedures, including Shaping Outcomes Code of Conduct and Confidentiality Agreement.

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