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Disability Support Worker- Newcastle

About BRC Recruitment

We are a specialist recruitment firm that source qualified, professional, and skilled people across the Not for Profit, Public and Private sectors. We work with Australia's leading organisations to deliver exceptional staff to meet their recruitment needs.

What we offer:

  • You being your own boss. Rejoice in the freedom to choose when to work and the hours you wish to work. We care about your lifestyle and your life/work balance.

    - Earning better: Choose your own shifts and earn more. We guarantee you earning an industry leading hourly rate that reflects the value of the work you do.

    - The choice: You have the flexibility to choose which clients you want to work with

    - The technology: Our care for the community is not the only thing that connects us, so does technology. Claim your shifts wherever you are whenever you want to.

    The Role
    BRC is seeking qualified and experienced Disability Support Workers to deliver outstanding care to our clients in need. By joining our established casual talent pool, you will be able to provide support to adults and children with a disability, both in their home and in the community. These roles are across multiple locations around Newcastle.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    You will be responsible for providing care and support to clients with a range of complex needs. A key focus of the role is to promote independence and skill building that is appropriate for the client's abilities. Other duties include providing personal care, administering medication, meal preparation and community access. In some instances, a disability support worker may have to support individuals who have complex behavioral needs.

    A disability support worker will contribute to the wider wellbeing of the individuals that they support. This will be achieved by providing accurate and detailed shift reports, incident reports and progress notes and working collaboratively with the wider care team. Also, the disability support worker will contribute to the health, safety, and hygiene of the physical environment.

    Key Requirements:
  • A minimum of 6 months paid experience in a Supported Independent Living or Day Option setting
  • An understanding of a range of different disabilities and how they may affect the individual
  • Experience supporting individuals with reduced mobility
  • Experience administering medication
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex and challenging behaviors
  • Understanding of professional boundaries
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Standards for Disability Services
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Minimum Certificate III in Disability, Individual Support, or similar discipline

Certificates and licenses:

  • Working with Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Cover
  • National police check
  • Unrestricted NSW Driver's License
  • Comprehensive car insurance
  • Provide First Aid Certificate HLTAID003 less than 3 years old
  • Provide CPR HLTAID001 less than 12 months old
  • Covid vaccinations as per NSW Health legislations

Be paid above award wages, deliver exceptional outcomes to our clients, who are some of Australia's leading disability providers. We can offer a range of shifts covering 24/7 in multiple locations and can match your current availability.

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site-specific Health and Safety requirements.

Due to the high volume of responses only successful candidates will be contacted, thank you for your understanding.

Job title: Disability Support Worker- Newcastle
Contract type: Casual
Location: Regional NSW - Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, Regional New South Wales, Australia
Industry: Disabled Care
Salary: Negotiable
Job start date: ASAP
Job expiry: 2022-08-27
Reference: 7455J202231075_1658977379
Contact name: BRC Recruitment
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