Disability Support Worker

Rise Network Inc. - 30+ days ago
Rise Network Inc.

Rise is now recruiting for an experienced Support Worker to join our Disability Program on a part-time basis in the East Metro area (Parkerville), working 51.5 hours per fortnight.

Our Vision and Purpose
Celebrating people and helping people live a great life

Our Values
Integrity, Respect, Welcoming, Optimism

About Rise

Rise was formed on a cold, wet night on July 12 1983, where 92 people met at the Brown Park Community Centre in Swan View to talk about how they could better support the people in their own community. From this meeting a voluntary and charitable organisation was created, and Rise has been working with communities since.

We provide choices for more than 3000 people from all walks of life including young people at risk, those experiencing mental health challenges, people with a disability, our carers and the elderly.

Together we can create communities that shine.


About the Role

The Support Worker role supports people with disability, their families, and carers to develop the skills and capacity to promote independence in their home and community. This role enables clients to identify their goals and achieve their potential through a person-centred approach while maintaining clear and professional boundaries. Part of this role will be to be a mentor and role model to assist individuals to overcome their challenges, develop valued roles in their life, build positive relationships and build upon existing interests to enhance their social and economic participation.

About You

This role is ideal for someone with a passion for helping people with a disability to live a great life. To be considered for this position, you will have qualifications in Human Services (e.g. Disability, Aged Care, Allied Health, Community Services), and/or relevant experience.

You will be energetic, empathetic, patient and committed to supporting and promoting the individual needs of clients while maintaining positive relationships with them. You will be the embodiment of our values and a team player, with well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to use initiative, discernment and judgement while maintaining professional boundaries.

Previous experience supporting clients with complex needs including high intensity support, PEG, hoist and/or complex behaviours is desirable but not essential.

You will also demonstrate;

Experience in the development, delivery and assessment of plans that support a person to achieve their goals.
The ability to work both autonomously and within a diverse team

Appointments to this position will be subject to a current C class driver's licence, a current First Aid competency level - HLTAID003 certificate, the NDIS Code of Conduct: Quality and Safeguarding certificate (https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au/), as well as the NDIS screening check.


Why join us?

HBF corporate discount on health insurance
Opportunity to salary package (including mortgage / rental payments)
Employee Assistance Program
Journey cover insurance
Ongoing training and development
Flexible working hours available
Rise has over 700 staff and volunteers from 40 different countries which creates a fun and thriving workplace

Our diversity is our strength and we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles because we want you to bring your true self to work. 

Work for Rise because we believe in you and recognise your talents. If you’re keen to become part of Rise’s future, jump on board! 

Together we rise 


How to Apply

You are encouraged to view the position description for this role. To discuss this role and any further questions, please contact Amanda Dipane on 0408 362 643.

To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria as well as an updated resume.

Rise values and embraces the experience of people in our community from all walks of life. If you identify as living with disability, are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, part of the LGBTIQ community or come from a diverse background; we want to hear from you!


Please note: Shortlisting will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice.

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