Saturday, 9 January 2016

House With No Steps,Support Workers Jobs in Australia



These positions are Aboriginal identified.
House with No Steps (HWNS) is a leading provider of quality residential, employment and business services to people with disabilities throughout NSW, ACT and QLD. We are committed to innovation, continuous improvement and building strong relationships.
We are looking for both male an
d female Support Workers who are passionate about becoming involved in modern, progressive, flexible service delivery under the context of the NDIS to work within our Aboriginal Services.
These positions are a great opportunity to join the team here at HWNS where you will obtain experience and training in all aspects of the disability sector, including but not limited to: working with complex health needs, manual handling, rights and advocacy, as well as assisting in providing day to day support, access to the local and wider community and personal development to the people we support.
To work in a role that is both challenging and rewarding you will:
·         Have the capacity to demonstrate initiative and empower others.
·         Have knowledge of issues affecting Aboriginal people and be able to communicate sensitively and professionally with the Aboriginal people we support.
·         Enjoy supporting people to be active inclusive participants in their community.
·         Have experience or genuine interest working in the disability field.
·         Like to work in an environment that is focussed on supporting people to identify and achieve their aspirations.
To be considered for these positions you are required to address the below selection criteria in your application letter.
Essential Criteria:
·         Experience working with and a commitment to empowering adults and children with a disability and/or mental health diagnosis.
·         A strong understanding of the Aboriginal culture.
·         A capacity to meet the physical requirements of the job that may include manual handling tasks.
·         Commitment to motivating people we support to achieve personal goals, enabling community participation and independence skills building.
·         Understanding and knowledge of person centered practices.
·         Knowledge of current changes within the disability sector including awareness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
·         Well developed communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to manage the administrative tasks associated with the role and good computer competency with Microsoft suite programs.
·         A willingness to learn and grow within the support worker role including participation in ongoing training.
·         Ability to support others with personal care and domestic duties in a respectful way.
·         The capacity to work in a small team environment and at times independently.
·         A commitment to gaining an understanding of and working with HWNS Values, Mission and the Disability Services Standards.
·         Current Drivers Licence.
·         Willingness to use own vehicle with comprehensive insurance.
·         Current First Aid certificate or willingness to obtain.
·         Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain.
·         Available to work on a rotating roster, which may include a combination of shifts including days, afternoons, sleepovers and weekend shifts.
These roles are Aboriginal identified positions under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
If being part of a supportive team and demonstrating a positive attitude towards the promotion of supporting people with disabilities is for you then we strongly appreciate all applications.
We offer career development opportunities, access to comprehensive competency based staff training and salary packaging options. Salary is paid in accordance with SCHADSI Award Level 2.
How to Apply:
Please apply via our website www.hwns.com.au and include a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria, proof of Aboriginalityand a current resume.
Please quote Job Reference Number HUSW0116 in your application
Applications Close: Fri 22/01/2016
Position Description: Support Worker
Further enquiries please contact:
Name: Kylie Francis
Email: kfrancis@hwns.com.au
Phone: (02) 4941 8105

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