Disability Support Worker – Overnight Shifts

Overview

Permanent Part-Time position

Up to 20 Hours per week

SCHADS Award MA000100 Level 2.3 + $1 above the award, ($30.56 p/h ordinary rate) + allowances + superannuation.

North Belconnen location, free parking available.

About Isaac

Isaac is a 23 year old young Canberra man. He is a small business owner (see www.isaacdelivers.com.au) Canberra Raiders fan, gym member, live music enthusiast, car owner, housemate, good neighbour, son and brother.

He also happens to have a complex disability and has a team of 5 supports to help him achieve his vision for his good life where he truly belongs in the Canberra community.

He is curious, friendly, and eager to learn.

About Isaac’s Band Pty Ltd

Isaac’s Band Pty Ltd is a Good Directions participant-owned disability service.

A participant-owned service is the purest form of person-centred service. Isaac is at the centre of everything we do.

Good Directions is our partner organisation that supports us to manage our service.

Our Mission

To build, support and safeguard a good and ordinary life where Isaac has choice and control and truly belongs in his community.

Remuneration

The role is a permanent part time employment agreement.

You will receive Level 2.3 + $1 above the SCHADS Award MA000100, plus super, additional allowances and pro-rated annual leave.

Your ordinary hours of work are approx. 10 – 20 hours per week (dependant on level of support required).

Hours of work will consist of support shifts between 7.30pm to 7.30am with a sleepover period Monday through Sunday on a 7-day rotating roster.

The role will consist primarily of completing process and routines around evening and overnight support. You will be required to provide support alongside non-active sleepover shifts in Isaac’s home whilst he sleeps.

The purpose of the role and duties

The goal of your role is to help Isaac have a home life that is typical of a young adult.

Your duties will include:

Supporting Isaac to prepare meals, assist Isaac to complete chores, and completion of bedtime and morning routines.

Building good relationships with Isaac, his housemates, neighbours, family, friends and fellow supports.

Supporting Isaac at social activities with his housemates and fellow supports.

Attending team meetings

Using our online portals to complete shift reports, attendance, and collation of data.

Desired Skills and/or Qualifications

  • Good spoken and written English
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a team-based environment.
  • Housekeeping skills
  • Listening and observation skills.
  • Ability to form new relationships and maintain existing ones.
  • Keeping a tidy and well organised home with Isaac and his housemates
  • Qualifications in disability, social work or community studies are desirable but not essential as full training is provided.

Desired personal qualities

  • Patient and flexible
  • Values inclusive communities and are against separated and segregated settings.
  • Assumes the capacity of people with disability to learn if given the right support.

Other requirements

  • Photo ID
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Smart Device and/or Laptop
  • Current certificates and checks or willingness to obtain.
  • First aid certificate
  • AFP Police Check
  • Working with vulnerable people card

How to Apply

To be considered for the role you MUST email the following to isaacsapplications045@gmail.com

  1. Resume (with 3 referees)
  2. A cover letter specifically addressing the following questions:
    • What attracts you to this role?
    • Why might a person with a disability choose to not live in a group home?
    • As a support worker what can you do to make sure Isaac enjoys a home life that is typical of anyone his age regardless if they have a disability or not?

Closing Date

5pm, 3 March 2021