Support Workers - Casual , Multiple Positions

Location Port Pirie, SA, 5540


Opportunity to work in an innovative and dynamic environment Support to engage in professional development Generous salary packaging options For decades the scosa and Novita organisations have been supporting South Australians living with disabilities. In 2019 the two organisations merged, making us one of the largest disability service providers in the state. Both the scosa and Novita brands remain prominent in the community.

In the regional centres of Clare and Port Pirie, our Day Options programs continue to operate under the scosa brand, supported by additional resources from Novita. As a Support Worker working within Community Programs you will contribute to the planning and provision of a responsive client and family-centred service providing Hub and in-Home supports. Be an active member of our service in these hands-on roles and use your knowledge and experience working with people with physical and intellectual disabilities to promote independent living skills, community participation and relationship building in a safe environment.

As a team player who enjoys communicating with a variety of people, you will utilise your initiative and self-motivation whilst demonstrating your client-centred approach to service delivery. Flexibility and availability is essential in these roles. To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and attributes: Flexible availability for casual shifts Effective verbal and written communication between clients, families, staff and care givers Maintaining a strong client focus in all situations Promoting Novita and scosa aims and objectives to all clients and the community at large Attention to detail and accuracy in record management and maintenance Interpreting and acting upon client’s communication programs, health care plans and meal time guidelines, and identifying and responding to individual health concerns and recording relevant observations in client diaries Administering prescribed medication on a needs basis to individual clients and accurately recording the administration of the prescribed medication in accordance with the Health Care Policy Work to best practice Work Health &Safety Standards Minimum Certificate III in Disability, Community Services (or equivalent) is preferred, however, enrolment in, or willingness to work towards this qualification will be considered Current Senior First Aid Certificate Department of Human Services (DHS) Child-Related Employment Screening and DHS Disability Related Employment Screening.

Novita and scosa is a child safe organisation and require the successful applicant to complete pre-employment checks. All Novita and scosa employees are required to undertake mandatory training relevant to their role. Support Workers are paid in accordance with the Social, Community Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS).

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8 Sep 2020


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