Woden Community Service (WCS) is registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) under the NDIS, providing a wide range of Direct Support Services in the community. We support people of all ages and abilities. Our team comes from a multidisciplinary background, and together have an in-depth knowledge of the community sector in the ACT.
We are seeking experienced NDIS Support Workers to join our team to work predominately with participants with complex behaviors. The successful candidates will be proactive in assessing environmental risks, with the ability to recognise triggers and support needs for people with physical, intellectual or psychosocial disabilities.
This is a great opportunity for individuals seeking casual employment in balancing study or other avenues of interest.
What we offer
• Casual hourly rate $35.51 inclusive of 25% casual loading
• Mileage payment for use of own car.
• Workforce Essentials Training towards professional development.
About the role
• Work with participants to maximise their self-esteem and independence.
• Engage in a variety of social, educational and recreational activities.
• Form genuine and trusting relationships with participants and their families.
• Work with people one on one and in group based supports.
• Work with a hands-on proactive approach using initiative and creativity to engage with participants.
• Work collaboratively with support coordinators and direct services teams to co-design capacity building and recovery plans for participants with physical, intellectual or psychosocial disabilities.
Experience and skills
• Establish rapport and build supportive relationships using person-centred and strength-based approaches.
• Qualification in disability/community services/mental health or a relevant area (minimum Certificate III) or be studying towards a relevant certificate.
• Experience in community services or working with people in a disability or mental health setting.
• Strong understanding of setting and maintaining professional boundaries with participants and their guardians/families.
• Ability to build supporting relationships with other healthcare and social work professionals.
• High level written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience working with people with complex behaviours
• Have the ability to work with participant with intellectual, physical and psychosocial disability within an NDIS framework.
• Willingness to complete the NDIS worker orientation modules prior to the start of employment.
• Own a smart phone with access to the internet.
• Knowledge of the NDIS
• Understanding of capacity building and recovery approaches to supporting people in the community.
If you have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People Registration, First Aid Certificate, Drivers licence and access to a reliable, comprehensively insured vehicle and work rights in Australia we would love to hear from you.
How to apply
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Note: applications that do not provide the requested documentation may not be considered. To be eligible for employment, you must have working rights in Australia and be willing to undertake a police check required for the position.
WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.