Disability Support Workers (specialising in Younger onset Dementia)

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a fun and energetic team playing an essential role in supporting and empowering people with a disability to live their best lives? You will provide a range of services to assist participants in their daily living needs, including personal care, domestic assistance, be actively involved in their local community, and engaged in meaningful opportunities. 

Flexibility is key: Be available for a variety of shifts including morning (early starts 6am), afternoon shifts, active awake, and sleepovers weekdays and weekends.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide care and support to people with younger onset dementia;
  • Focus on the person recognising their individuality and uniqueness of needs
  • Provide practical assistance to people while developing their independent living skills.
  • Provide appropriate support, including de-escalating their behaviors during their hard times.
  • Work as part of a team to ensure continuity and consistency of support to participants
  • Adhere to administrative procedures including data collection and maintenance of participant records.

The successful applicant must have:

  • Experience and/or knowledge and understanding of the impacts of dementia for individuals, carers and their support networks 
  • The ability to work with clients in a goal-directed way, develop care plans and implement practical strategies for clients, problem solve and enable positive outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and build relationships with individuals, carers, and families based on mutual respect and trust.
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal combined with a proactive and hands-on attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and follow directions from the supervisor.
  • A reliable, punctual, and mature attitude with a demonstrated ability to work with limited direct supervision.
  • An understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries, privacy and confidentiality, ethical behaviour, policies, and procedures.

What do we Offer?

  • Flexibility in working hours to suit work-life balance needs
  • SCHADS Award penalty rates for evening and weekends - paid fortnightly
  • Permanent Part Time options available for the right candidate
  • Ongoing support and advice from experienced and friendly office staff
  • Salary Sacrifice packaging of up to $15,900 to significantly increase your take home pay

Application close: Sunday 30th June 2024

Please direct job enquiries to Darlene Lothian, Human Resources Manager, via phone 07 4922 7151 or email darlenel@accessrec.org.au