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Innovative Practitioners - Disability Support 

Various Positions Available

Support Worker (Permanent Part-Time)

Due to NSSs’ growth and expansion of services, a newly created permanent part-time position of Support Worker has become available in our new TransitioNSS program which supports young people with a disability to develop employment and industry related skills. It provides assistance and support to participants to:

  • access further education and training;
  • develop their confidence, initiative and motivation to achieve their goals;
  • undertake activities that foster independent suitable work experience, and
  • develop independent travel skills to and from TransitioNSS and activities in the local community.

The successful candidate will:

  • have relevant tertiary qualifications or relevant experience in the Disability Service Sector, Disability Services and/or Disability Employment Services;
  • have experience working in Disability Services including a solid understanding of working to contractual obligations and quality management systems;
  • have the ability to support and assist participants to develop work and industry related skills through the development and implementation of activities in groups and individual settings i.e. in-house and community based;
  • maintain relationships with community/local employers and businesses to maximise employment and education opportunities for participants and business growth;
  • develop and maintain up to date Job Plans;
  • achieve sustainable work experience/ employment outcomes;
  • have the ability to complete documentation as required by NDIS, DHHS and NSS internal work procedures and compliance standards; and
  • have high level communication skills when liaising with participants, external and internal stakeholders.

Mandatory requirements for this positon are:

  • National Police Check (less than 6 months old or willingness to obtain)
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) clearance check
  • Current Driver License
  • Ability to support participants in various locations, often requiring standing for long periods

In return we offer a competitive salary, salary packaging, exceptional employee benefits, attractive work conditions, and an amazing work place culture.

To apply

If the above position interests you, and you believe you are able to satisfy the selection criteria, we would like to hear from you. Please direct any enquiries to our HR Manager, Nadja Krueger by calling 9486 5077. To apply, please send a copy of your resume and covering letter to nadja.krueger@nss.org.au

Only applicants with Australian Working Rights should apply. Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. NSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Innovative Disability Support Workers (Permanent)

NSS is looking to recruit up to six residential staff to work in our Living Options team across our cluster of local quality accommodation programs. We are looking for staff with experience in personal care, health care and manual handling.

The position would be ideal for people with an interest to work with individuals who have:

  • High physical needs (such as ventilation support) or
  • Mild intellectual disability

Duties may include all aspects of personal care including:

  • Showering assistance
  • Hoist transfers – manual, electric / assisted standing
  • Personal grooming/ dressing assistance
  • Bowel and continence support

Other duties may include:

  • Light domestic support and household tasks
  • Assistance or preparation of meals
  • Community Access

The successful candidate will have:

  • Maximum availability and willingness to do sleep overs / active nights
  • Demonstrated manual handling experience
  • Demonstrated experience with personal care
  • Experience in working with people with high medical needs and intellectual disabilities
  • The ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders

Mandatory Requirements include:

  • Current First Aid Level 2 Certificate
  • Current CPR (annual)
  • National Police Children Check (less than 6 months old or willingness to obtain)
  • Current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance
  • Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) Check consent

Preferred but not essential:

  • Manual handling training
  • Administration of medication training
  • Certificate IV in Disability or relevant experience will be highly regarded

In return we offer a competitive salary, salary packaging, exceptional employee benefits, attractive work conditions, and an amazing work place culture.

To apply

If the above position interests you, and you believe you are able to satisfy the selection criteria, we would like to hear from you. Please direct any enquiries to our HR Manager, Nadja Krueger by calling 9486 5077. To apply, please send a copy of your resume and covering letter to nadja.krueger@nss.org.au

Only applicants with Australian Working Rights should apply. Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. NSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Various positions available:

NSS currently have various opportunities available across many programs and departments including shared supported Accommodation, Short Term Accommodation and Community Options. We are looking for committed, empathetic, passionate Disability Support Workers who have a genuine desire to assist and support clients. If you are available to deliver a flexible, high quality service and feel passionate about making a difference, this opportunity may be for you.

Your responsibilities:

To support people with a disability in a range of settings and to maximise their right to contribute to the social, recreational and economic growth of the community.

You will maximise opportunities for independence, decision making and enjoyment in whatever they choose to do. This may include workforce participation, performance and visual arts, cooking and joining other community groups, and accessing local community venues.

To be successful, you must have:

  • The ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of the philosophical principles of service delivery in the disability field and demonstrated understanding of applying these principles to daily work practices
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and solve problems as they arise
  • Highly developed communication skills
    Current First Aid level 2 Certificate
  • Current CPR
  • National police Children Check

Preferred but not essential:

  • Experience in working with people with challenging behaviours, intellectual disabilities and autism
  • Knowledge of  the NDIS
  • Current drivers licence
  • Own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance
  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent qualification

Please also note that as part of NSS’s safety screening process, your name will be checked against the Disability Worker Exclusion List (DWEL), maintained by the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Unit (DWESU) of DHHS.

How to apply:

If the above position interests you, and you believe you are able to satisfy the selection criteria, we would like to hear from you. Please direct any enquiries to our HR Manager, Nadja Krueger by calling 9486 5077.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume and covering letter to nadja.krueger@nss.org.au

Only applicants with Australian Working Rights should apply. Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. NSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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