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Disability Support Worker (Casual)

Senami Counselling & Psychotherapy Services - Smithfield, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Job Description

At Senami Counselling and Therapeutic Services, we aim to support community cohesiveness by providing supports for the most vulnerable members of our community. We demonstrate and show respect and integrity, collaborating to assist our clients to achieve their goals. We have continuously built on our experience, skills, and qualifications focusing on excellent customer service and developing a great team. We are looking for experienced and competent disability or youth workers to join our NDIS support team on a causal basis in the Adelaide northern suburbs. Preferably you will be enthusiastic and motivated, willing to work independently or in a small team, and have experience working with people with challenging behaviours and following behaviour support plans.

You will need to deliver professional, person centered care and positive behavior support across a variety of shifts including overnights. Daily tasks include supporting clients with school work, skills development, transport, community access, social support, recreational activities and daily cooking and cleaning tasks.

An excellent on-going opportunity is now available for enthusiastic and dedicated Youth and/or Disability Support Staff to join our team. To successfully secure the position, it is essential that you:

· Are willing to work with clients , providing them with support and helping them to achieve their potential. The primary focus of work at Senami Counselling is on the personal, social, cultural and educational development of clients in Australia.

  • Understand and acknowledge duty of confidentiality to ensure they will not at any time disclose to any unauthorized person confidential information of the employing organisation which comes to their knowledge during the course of their employment.
  • Ability to work sensitively and professionally with people, family/community or support networks.
  • Undertake all relevant administration duties, including accurate documentation of all relevant client information, case notes and program outcomes. Youth and disability support work has an administrative side to it, and workers are regularly required to draft reports and maintain administrative records, which detail the progress of the clients in Senami Counselling’s care.
  • Empowering youths and giving them opportunities that they would otherwise miss out on. Provide help, support, mentoring and guidance to clients .
  • Support clients to make choices about their present and future options, regarding education, health, careers, medications, sex and social situations.
  • Organise and participate in activities with clients by working directly with them on their personal issues, assessing their needs, listening to their problems, establishing goals, mentoring them and supporting them through tough times.
  • Organising community-based projects, which provide clients with avenues to express themselves, raise concerns and discuss their aspirations.
  • Maintain all assets consistent with Work Health and Safety regulations. Ensure all equipment is cleaned, accounted for and locked away in designated area after each use.

Applicants should be:

  • Able to speak local Aboriginal language
  • Flexible with availability to work some weekends and overnights
  • Experienced working independently
  • Have a current DCSI working with children and vulnerable people checks
  • Have Police Check
  • Have a current full unrestricted Driver’s License
  • Have own transport
  • Have current first aid certificate
  • Medication Administration certificate
  • Have qualifications in youth work, disability work, community services or a related field
  • Experienced working with people with challenging behaviours.


  • always be reliable, punctual and hardworking
  • are able to work unsupervised
  • be able to handle physical work
  • have a positive attitude
  • have eye for detail, as only high quality work is acceptable
  • have a good sense of humour
  • have good time management skills
  • have good communication skills
  • are available to work flexible hours [including some Saturdays, some evenings and some early mornings] flexible availability

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Individuals with Disabilities or lived experiences as well as Migrants are highly encouraged to apply.

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual, Permanent

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual

· What is the highest level of education you have completed?

· Do you have the following licence or certification: Australian driver's licence?

· Do you have the following licence or certification: Australian National Police Check?

· Do you have the following licence or certification: First Aid?

· Do you have the following licence or certification: Medication Administration?

· Do you have the following licence or certification: Working With Children (WWC) Check?

· Which of the following describes your work eligibility in Australia?

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual

Salary: $26.96 per hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual

Salary: $52,062.00 – $63,632.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Rotating roster
  • Shift work

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have a valid NDIS workers check


  • Working with vulnerable people (Required)
  • Australian driver's licence (Required)
  • Australian National Police Check (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • No

Smithfield, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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