Support Worker - Disability Services

$27.95 hourly
  • Mid-Coast Council
  • MidCoast Council, NSW, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021
Casual/Seasonal/Maternity Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Job No: MCCMCAExt3175

Location: MidCoast NSW

About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches and national park wilderness our LGA spans the Great Lakes, Gloucester and Manning regions and offers an attractive lifestyle. We strive to be recognised as a place of unique environmental and cultural significance. Our strong community connection, coupled with our innovative development and growing economy, builds the quality of life we value.

Our Organisation

MidCoast Assist is an ageing and disability service of MidCoast Council. We are a workplace designed for someone who wants to make a real difference in the lives of others. We are one of the largest registered providers of community aged care and NDIS services in the region. At MidCoast Assist we value, support and develop those who are committed to delivering positive outcomes for our clients.

The role and person:

Are you someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others? Come join MidCoast Assist and be part of a great team of Support Workers providing personalised service to assist and support people with a disability and special needs.

These positions sit within our MidCoast Assist Department of MidCoast Council and are responsible for delivering core support services to people with disability including individual activities, group activities and in and out of home respite including emergency respite in a variety of centre-based and community settings.

If you have…

  • A Certificate Certificate III qualifications in disability services / community services / individual support
    or related, preferably with AIN qualifications.
  • A clear motivation to work in Community Services.
  • Interest or previous experience in disability services and or community services.
  • A passion for disability support and working with people.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Work Health and Safety.
  • A current first aid certificate.
  • A current working with children certificate.
  • A commitment to team work.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • A keen interest in giving back to the community.

The package: Hourly base rate $27.95 gross per hour (Grade 5) plus 25% loading and superannuation.

You will be required to use your privately owned vehicle as part of this position, with business usage being reimbursed in line with the Local Government (State) Award.

Location: The successful applicants will be required to work at one of our MidCoast Assist offices across Forster, Taree, Gloucester, Stroud, Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest. You may also be required to be based from other Council sites.

Tenure: Casual up to 38 hours per week.

How to apply: We often receive a high level of interest in roles we advertise so, to help provide our applicants with an efficient and professional service, our recruitment system is fully online.

  • When you click "Apply for this job" you will be directed to our online application.
  • Before responding to the questions please read the POSITION DESCRIPTION.
  • When responding to each question please include detailed relevant examples of your skills and experience.
  • We recommend you prepare your responses to each question in a separate Word document and once complete copy your separate responses into the relevant section of the application form.
  • Click the "NEXT" button at the bottom of the first page of the application form to attach your resume. Please ensure you have attached your most up to date resume or CV.
  • You will then be able to review your application before submitting it.
  • We will be in touch with applicants via email so please ensure it is correct.
  • At MidCoast Council, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for roles at MidCoast Council.

MidCoast Council has implemented a Disability Inclusion Action Plan to support those with disabilities both in our community and in our workforce.

Assessing and progressing your application: As our client base grows and vacancies occur we will select candidates who have demonstrated their suitability to attend an interview. During this open campaign, your application will remain current until such time as you are notified otherwise.

For questions relating to the position requirements or enquiries regarding the application process please contact Leah McInnes, Acting Team Leader Support Connections Program on 7955 7224.

Job Closing Date

22 Jan, 2022