Disability Support Workers
- : Gateway Health
- : 18-May-2020
- : Wodonga VIC 3690
- Are you enthusiastic and keen to support people with disabilities and mental health issues?
- Do people describe you as caring, patient and resilient?
- Are you passionate to make a difference in peoples lives?
Then this could be the career for you!
To help meet the diverse needs of our clients and match them effectively with their support worker, applications will be accepted ongoing.
Gateway Health is an innovative and supportive Community Health Service with offices in Wodonga, Wangaratta and Myrtleford. The organisation delivers a broad range of primary health services. We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individuals to join our organisation in the following position:
Disability Support Workers
- Casual positions available
- Based in Wangaratta and Wodonga - ability to travel essential
Disability Support Workers provide support to GH clients who have disabilities. This support is provided on an individual basis, or in small or large group settings, and can be provided in the client’s home, at GH sites or in the broader community. Disability Support Workers have a critical role in providing high quality, safe and effective supports, which assist all clients to enhance their quality of life and maximise their ability and opportunity to exercise choice and control.
All applicant’s must either have a minimum in Certificate IV in Disability, Community Services or Mental Health and/or a Cert III with minimum of 2 years experience in the field.
Current First Aid Certificate including CPR
\ Current Working with Children’s Check
Current Police Check
Minimum qualification of one of the following and/or substantial experience and skills in working with people with disabilities:
Certificate IV Mental Health/Peer Support Work
Certificate IV Community Services
Certificate IV Disability
Certificate IV Aged Care/HACC
Certificate IV Allied Health
Gatetway Health will consider students currently studying one of the above or similar qualifications
Eligible to work with people with disability – not listed under the Victorian Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme
Current Drivers licence and willingness to use own vehicle for work purposes (reimbursed according to Award)
1. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Demonstrated experience and understanding of the need for continuation of both personal & professional development.
Continually develop both personally and professionally to meet the changing needs of your position, career and organisation.
Have a sound knowledge of relevant organisational policies and procedures as well as program work practices.
Attend all relevant training sessions provided by the organisation and be actively involved in other training and development as required.
Actively participate in the organisation’s Performance Management Process.
2. COMMUNICATIONS & ORGANISATION CULTURE
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including demonstrated experience in liaising with a wide range of internal and external participants.
Act in a professional manner at all times when dealing with internal & external participants.
Positively promote Gateway Health, the Community Inclusion Program and the NDIS both internally & externally.
Be prompt and provide courteous service to participants, colleagues and the broader community.
Maintain confidentiality on all issues relating to the organisation, the participants & fellow colleagues.
Treat all participants with respect whilst being responsive to their needs, and promote a culture which prioritises participant choice at all levels of service delivery.
Observe and comply with the Gateway Health values and code of conduct.
Maintain close communication with line management through various available communication processes.
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