Vacancies in our NDIS team:

Support Worker - Bundaberg (casual pool)

The opportunity:

The key role functions for this position are:

  • Assist people with moderate to severe mental illness to improve their capacity and capability using a person-centred approach. 
  • Work with individual consumers and their significant others in a planned, reliable manner to assist them to meet their individual needs and NDIS goals and review those goals on a regular basis in consultation with the consumer and relevant stakeholders
  • Provide direct support to clients as identified through their recovery plans and/or NDIS service plans, facilitating access to recovery–focused and socially inclusive activities in the community in accordance with their service plan
  • Provide direct client care in the home, including domestic assistance, meal prep, and other assistance with daily living
  • Ensure collection of relevant data and maintain accurate records as prescribed in a timely and efficient manner

About you:

We seek staff who have:

  • Knowledge and experience in working with people experiencing moderate to serious mental illness and complex needs using principles of recovery and person-centred care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with clients and other stakeholders with dignity and respect
  • Ability to be flexible and work in diverse and challenging situations
  • Understanding of the principles of privacy and confidentiality and duty of care
  • Ability to assist clients connect with other appropriate community resources
  • Ability to implement and facilitate planned activities to promote independence
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication, and organisational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and what this means to clients

Selection criteria:

  • Certificate IV or higher in Mental Health, Disability Support, or Peer Work will be highly regarded
  • Experience in working with people who have complex needs associated with a moderate to severe mental illness; and/or experience working in the disability support sector will be highly regarded
  • Understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation and capacity building for and with people with mental illness and psychosocial disabilities.
  • Experience in direct client support and care in the home, including assisting in daily living, domestic assistance, and personal care
  • Demonstrated computer skills, with intermediate to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office applications, use of smart phones or similar mobile devices
  • Current senior first aid certificate, or willingness to obtain
  • Current Qld open driver's licence; and own registered and comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Available to work on weekends and Public Holidays

It is a Bridges requirement to obtain the following licences before commencement:

  • Blue Card for working with children and young people
  • Yellow Card Exemption, and NDIS Worker Screening Card
  • Current Queensland Driver's Licence (open)
  • The right to work in Australia

If you resonate with the above, we want to hear from you. Of course, with a role of this nature, you will be a strong communicator (written & verbal), an ability to work in diverse settings, and you will be IT-savvy.

To learn more about this rare and unique opportunity, email our NDIS Business Manager, Bec Ellem: [email protected], or call our head office on 1300 707 655.

We look forward to hearing from you.