Disability Support Practitioner

Full Time
Melbourne VIC
$15,900 a year
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Hey You!

Are you passionate about helping others and want to make a difference in peoples lives? Then come join the team at genU! We are looking for a Disability Support Practitioner to assist people living with disabilities achieve their goals and personal growth!

As a Disability Support Practitioner you will ensure our participants are supported as per their Support Plan & Strategy. You will have the flexibility to work autonomously as well as part of a team to support and empower our participants. You will also be proactive in promoting community inclusion and actively follow up on community-based opportunities tailored to participant interests, abilities & strengths.

You will assist participants to undertake a range of daily activities including personal and self-care. You will also aide our participants to communicate more effectively, enabling an active and independent involvement in daily living!

About You!

As a Disability Support Practitioner, you will be an effective communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills, particularly with an understanding, sensitivity and respect to participants’ abilities, strengths and circumstances. You will have an empathetic nature and enjoy helping others achieve their goals and personal growth. You will also be an efficient organiser, able to maintain and update programs, file notes and documents as required using your experience and knowledge of related policies and procedures.

Essential Requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services (Disability) or equivalent
  • First Aid Level II
  • Commitment to the rights of people with disabilities
  • Commitment to learning and development
  • Understanding of, and commitment to Workplace, Health and Safety principles
  • Intermediate numeracy and literacy skills
  • Intermediate computer skills – Word, Excel, Internet and Outlook
  • Knowledge of, and ability to implement the Disability Services Act and Standards
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check or willingness to obtain;
  • Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain;
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Benefits & Culture

Here at genU we're a group of passionate, driven people who want everyone’s lives to be happier and healthier, especially people with disabilities, the ageing and those experiencing disadvantage. We operate solely for community benefit and invest back into the same communities in which our services are delivered.

genU welcomes diversity, including diversity of race, culture, spirituality, gender, age, identity, ability, and sexuality. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all and living the values of genU each and every day.

genu staff have access to a range of benefits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Investment in You: in addition to a comprehensive induction program & ongoing professional development, genU is committed to providing opportunities for career progression. You will have access to a range of accredited training modules, staff mentoring programs and our internal jobs board.
  • Commitment to Staff Health & Wellbeing: 24/7 access to an innovative, holistic employee assistance program that supports your emotional, mental, financial, and physical health.
  • Increase your Take Home Pay: Salary package up to $15,900 per annum each FBT year plus further meals and entertainment benefits.

genU is committed to providing accessible, inclusive and equitable recruitment processes for all candidates. For further details about the role of if you would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process please contact Emma Lay on 0422 605 914 or [email protected]

The closing date for these roles is the 7th of September 2022. However, applications will be progressed and suitable candidates interviewed as they are received.

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