Psychosocial Disability Support Worker
- Casual opportunities with flexible hours, available across Melbourne Metropolitan Area
- Make the next step in your career, access to ongoing support and training/developmental opportunities
- Join a nationally recognised provider of mental health and disability services
- Regular shifts, above award wages and attractive salary packaging benefits
We are a values based organisation. We stand for Honesty, Acceptance, Fairness, Commitment and Participation.
Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to ensure people have access to the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.
About this opportunity
We are looking for dedicated Support workers who can commit to building enduring relationships with clients in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. You will be required to help our clients to access and participate in their local communities, teach skills for daily living and provide psychosocial support.
Building relationships with the individuals you support is a vital component of being a valued support worker. Therefore, having a friendly and supportive nature with a positive outlook on life is essential for this role.
Current students or Graduates from Allied Health disciplines are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for this role you must have:
- Access to a reliable car with insurance to transport clients
- Minimum Certificate 3 in Disability (or similar) or be working towards relevant qualifications
- A demonstrated interest in Mental Health is strongly preferred.
Satisfactory National Police Records Check, Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) check Working with Children's Check and NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Orientation Module Certificate:https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course are mandatory prior to commencement.
What we offer
Above award wages SCHADS 2.2 ($34.50 p/h). Penalty rates are available should you choose to work on weekends or after hours. Ongoing training and Professional Development opportunities with benefits such as Salary Packaging to substantially increase your take home pay. Easy to use app to log shifts - no timesheets!
How to apply
To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our Careers page (wellways.org/careers-wellways).
For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Brad Hudson - Team Leader - Community Disability Support Worker on 03 8873 2576
Applications close Monday 26 August 2019 COB
We warmly encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with a lived experience of mental health and disability to apply.
Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people.