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Disability Support Worker

Private Company - Frewville, SA

Any Industry
Source: uWorkin


Ready to make a difference?

Lifestyle Plus is an independent disability and aged care service organisation in Adelaide. We are an approved provider for NDIS participants and have a number of private clients. We embrace diversity.

We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the Role

Because of the nature of our organisation, our roles are diverse. We clean, cook, attend to personal care, provide support in social settings and support clients of all ages with whose disability can be a challenge, both in the home and in the community.

This is a job with responsibility to assist each client become as independent and valued as possible. You will be required to do your best and to put the person first, always keeping in mind your duty of care and confidentiality.

Reliability, a positive attitude, creativity, and diligence are all very important aspects of your work.

You must be experienced with working with people with disability and have a demonstrated ability to encourage people to make informed decisions and you will need an understanding of a person-centred approach. We are solution focused. Living near or in the northern suburbs of Adelaide would be an advantage.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Reliability and enthusiasm
  • Certificate III Individual Support or relevant experience
  • Current unrestricted driver’s license
  • Have or willing to obtain NDIS or DHS Disability Screening
  • Have or willing to obtain DHS Working with Children Screening
  • HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Manual Handling
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module

Desirable Requirements:

  • Assist with medication
  • A commitment to encouraging individuals to achieve their aspirations and goals
  • Good communication skills that inspire confidence and trust
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills and self determination
  • Experience working with a range of people including people with disability
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with person-centred principles
  • Willingness to do sleepovers active nights
  • Willingness to do sleepovers passive nights

About our support workers

All our support workers are highly qualified and experienced in the community sector. They also have expertise, talents and skills outside their supporting roles which enhance their work with our very important clients. For example, we have cooks, cleaners, sports men and women, gardeners, organisers, musicians, singers, listeners and some even attempt to fish. They often find solutions to situations that baffle others

Our Expectations

We encourage you to apply if you can commit yourself to work in a job that is more than just a job; if you value your clients and want to make a genuine and positive difference in their lives on their terms, not yours. Ask yourself – am I willing to go the extra mile? If so, please apply for this position.