Bedford Group

Disability Support Worker

Provide 1:1 or 1:3 support to our clients in the Port Lincoln Day Options program, with activities including cooking, swimming, cafe visits and other social outings.

Port Lincoln | Casual opportunity | Collaborative team of 9
On-the-job skill development | Clear opportunities to progress
Respectful and supportive culture | Growing organisation

About Bedford

Bedford changes the lives of people with disability by building capacity, independence, and wellbeing. We do this by providing a broad suite of NDIS support services including employment opportunities and social participation activities. We offer exceptional tailored services to meet individual goals, in the workplace and in the community. We build healthy relationships, foster skills to last a lifetime, and pride ourselves on providing hands-on support to plan all areas of our clients’ lives. Above all, we promote individual choice and control to empower people with disability to live fulfilled and happy lives.

About the Role

Due to the growth of our Day Options program in Port Lincoln we have casual role available with day shifts offered Monday to Friday. This is an exciting and varied role with a focus on supporting our clients to achieve their goals in a fun and encouraging environment. Activities our clients enjoy include going to the beach, cooking, cafe lunch outings, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing and other day trips just to name a few.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing 1:1 or 1:3 support
  • Support clients to achieve their NDIS goals
  • Completing progress reports and reporting incidents
  • Working with clients to promote individual choice and control
  • Provide transport to clients as required
  • Maintain a duty of care for clients, other staff, and yourself

About You

You will be an experienced and qualified support worker with knowledge of the NDIS Practice Standards, Code of Conduct and Quality and Safeguarding Framework. You will have a genuine passion for working with people with disability to achieve their goals, and if you have a hobby, skill, or talent you could have an opportunity to share that with our clients.

Other skills and qualifications include:

  • Minimum Cert III in Disability (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • An ability to do with and not for

For this role the following documents must be provided prior to a formal offer of employment with Bedford Phoenix Incorporated.

An acceptable clearance to work in the disability sector (DHS / DCSI / NDIS)
A National Police Clearance (no older than 6 months)
Evidence of right to work in Australia
Evidence of full vaccination (two initial doses and a booster after three months) with a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine or an acceptable exemption*

What’s in it for you?

  • A fun and varied role where no two days are the same
  • Generous salary packaging, up to $15,900 tax free p/a
  • Recognition through the Bedford rewards program
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Seeing first-hand how Bedford changes the lives of people with disability

If you would like to enquire further about this opportunity, please contact Anya Fiedler, Manager Day Options, Port Lincoln on 0477 455 349. All enquires will be treated in confidence.

Applications close 10th September 2022.

Visit the Bedford Group website and the Bedford Group Facebook page to learn more about what we do.

*This position is within the disability sector and is subject to the relevant Emergency Management Direction 2022. This currently requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with a TGA-approved vaccine or evidence of an acceptable exemption from SA Health prior to being appointed to this role. Please visit police.sa.gov.au for further information.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.