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Disability Support Worker

Job description

About you..

To be considered for a position, you should have the following skills and paid experience

  • Experience in working with people who have a range of complex health and social needs particularly within an in-home care or community care settings.
  • Able to use interpersonal skills to successfully build professional supportive relationships with clients who may experience some verbal communication difficulties.
  • Experience in working with challenging behaviours and confidence in how to de-escalate these situations in line with behaviour support plans.
  • Medication administration experience and relevant training certificates to demonstrate this
  • The understanding in how to empower our clients to make choices enabling them to reach their full health and wellbeing potential in line with their support plans.
  • The ability to record accurate and relevant daily case notes and excellent communication, both written and verbal to relay any issues or concerns with relevant team members.
  • A team player who can is reliant and flexible around 24/7 shifts including evenings and weekends

About the role…

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in a range of recreational and educational activities to promote community engagement and be confident in transporting clients to these either by use of car or public transport.
  • Assistance with daily living by providing domestic support such as cleaning or preparation of meals.
  • Provide personal care assistance with an understanding of being respectful and how to maintain client dignity. Personal care may include manual handling therefore this
  • Administer prescribed medication and keep an accurate record of these using relevant paperwork.
  • Ensure you are working in line with company policy and procedures and maintaining a professional standard in the care you provide

Essential requirements and certificates:

  • Paid Employment within Health Care (Minimum 12 months – unfortunately Volunteer / Prac is not sufficient)
  • National Police Clearance Certificate, dated within the last 12 months
  • Manual Handling Certificate, dated within the last 12 months
  • Medication Administration Certificate, dated within the last 12 months
  • First Aid & CPR Certificate, dated within the last 12 months
  • Working with Children Check (We can organise this for you if you do not have one)
  • Car Registration Number (If car will be used for work)
  • Current Drivers Licence & Reliable Vehicle
  • Two work references including work email addresses
  • NDIS Screening Check (We will refund you the cost of this check once you work 200 hours with Sugarman)
  • Covid-19 Vacination

Midland, Western Australia
Social Care

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