At UnitingSA, we’re all about respect, compassion and justice, and empowering South Australians to overcome life’s challenges. Established in 1919, today our team of more than 1,000 employees and volunteers deliver critical housing, aged care and community services to more than 12,000 South Australians in need every year.
We provide services from over 35 locations across the state to help:
- people experiencing homelessness and poverty
- women escaping domestic violence
- individuals facing mental health challenges
- people living with disability
- older and frail South Australians
- children, young people and families confronted with complex challenges
Every aspect of what we do is unified by determination, a respect for everyone’s unique worth and a passion for empowering people. Explore our vision and values: https://unitingsa.com.au/about-us/
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join UnitingSA’s NDIS Whyalla team as a NDIS Support Worker. This position involves assisting participants to remain living in their own home by empowering them to make good choices, maintain their wellbeing, explore opportunities, and work towards agreed outcomes. As a NDIS Support Worker you will work with clients with complex needs and multiple issues, including mental health. The role is offered on a casual basis.
What will you be doing?
Working collaboratively with the UnitingSA NDIS Support Worker Team, you will be responsible for providing a person-centred approach to identifying the goals and aspirations for our participants, which are incorporated within their NDIS plan. Your role will include assisting with daily living tasks, community inclusion and participation in external activities, meeting the participants’ needs.
You will demonstrate a positive and professional “can-do” attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will have experience in providing one on one and community support, along with knowledge of issues in the area of disability and mental health.
The successful candidate will hold a minimum of Certificate 3 in Community Services or related industry, a current NDIS Clearance and First Aid Certificate. A current SA Driver’s licence and National Police Check are also required. Evidence of up to date COVID-19 and Influenza vaccinations.
What we offer….
In return, you will work in a passionate and motivated organisation where you can see firsthand the positive difference you make in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable. We believe in developing and investing in our team and providing work/life balance through flexible work arrangements.
We offer our team:
- Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
- A competitive salary in accordance with experience
- A strong commitment to your professional and personal development
- A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
- Other perks, including discounted health insurance
For a confidential discussion, please contact Naomi Ellis, NDIS Team Leader, ph. 0477 391 449.
We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and to improve equal employment opportunity for our employees. We encourage applications from all members of the community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged people. To view our Reconciliation Action Plan please visit: https://unitingsa.com.au/rap/.
Due to COVID-19, UnitingSA are taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk to our candidates and employees throughout the recruitment process.
If you are inspired to make a positive difference and would like to be considered for this opportunity please apply now. Applications close Wednesday 28th September 2022, 11pm.
Our application process is mobile friendly.
To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.