Support Worker



Are you a passionate about making a difference in the lives of people with a disability? Senses Australia has been providing world class disability services to the Western Australian community for more than 120 years. Every day, we help well over 650 children, adults and seniors with a wide range of disabilities reach their full potential. The number of individuals choosing Senses Australia as their provider of choice is growing more and more each week – this is why we need you to join our team About the position: We are currently recruiting support workers to fill our holiday vacancies.

The position is for a 3 month contract over the summer months. Senses Australia’s Support Workers work alongside our clients to assist them with all aspects of daily living, community access, social inclusion and much more. As part of the Community Living department , each support worker will report to a Regional Area Supervisor or Team Leader who offers support and guidance in your role.

Essential Criteria: An ability to use a computer and mobile phone to access work emails and web based applications e.g. submit case notes, check roster An ability and willingness to provide personal care to people who need it including support with showering and toileting.

Strong understanding of professional boundaries in the context of disability services and an ability to maintain professional boundaries during service delivery. An ability and willingness to participate and support people in a range of social and leisure activities. Work in a manner which empowers and values people with a disability.

Understand the needs of vulnerable people and be able to use your own initiative. An understanding of Senses Australia’s values of integrity, respect, innovation and excellence and a willingness to promote them. Hold a current Australian Drivers Licence and have access to a reliable car (covered by full comprehensive insurance).

Hold a current Provide First Aid Certificate (obtained within the previous 2 years). Hold a National Police Clearance (obtained within the previous 6 months). Desirable Criteria: Minimum of Certificate 3 in Disability or equivalent Previous experience in successfully supporting people who communicate unmet needs through behaviours that can be challenging.

Benefits: Competitive salary Salary sacrificing options Work within a dedicated and supportive environment Help improve the quality of life to those you support How to apply: You must apply online through our website and fill out the online job application form to be considered for this position. To do this select ‘Apply for this position’ and follow the onscreen prompts. Please do not email us your resume your application must be through our website.

For further other information please contact Recruitment Please note: this position may be filled prior to the stated closing date.

Only applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be conta.

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15 Nov 2019


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