Disability Support Worker

  • : Empowered Futures
  • : 12-May-2020
  • : Ipswich QLD 4305

Disability Support Worker

Empowered Futures Ipswich QLD

Part time

We are looking for a highly skilled person to join our new team in Booval, Ipswich. This team will be delivering 1-on-1 supports in 2 Supported Independent Living Homes along with some community access supports.

  • A newly formed team supporting two siblings who will be living together for the first time since moving out of home  5 years ago
  • We are looking for highly skilled people who can work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Regular weekly shifts/rosters available 
  • Join an innovative and passionate organisation with a great culture striving for and delivering excellence in service delivery
  • Predominately 1-on-1 support with the exception of overnight awake shifts (from 11pm to 6 am) 
  • Periods of 2:1 support or 3:2 to assist with complex transfers
  • Overnight shifts will be active awake shifts

Empowered Futures is a values-based workplace driven by an empowerment framework that enables people with complex and multiple disabilities and complex health needs to live and enjoy the life they choose. We look for creative people with diverse and interesting life experiences who are passionate about enabling and facilitating people with disabilities to explore and build new networks and relationships within their local community.

We are a small organisation offering high quality and niche supports to a current cohort of only 16 people with complex disabilities requiring highly skilled support workers.

The majority of our work is 1-on-1 support with the exception of overnight shifts. 

Are you:

  • creative, energetic, innovative, passionate and committed
  • highly skilled and competent in supporting people with complex supports needs
  • motivated by values of social justice and human rights for all
  • must have a current drivers license and be able to drive wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • eligible to hold a current Blue card & Yellow card
  • accredited with current a First Aid Certificate and CPR
  • have evidence of completing the NDIS Worker Orientation Module

Skills we are looking for include:

  • You must have a minimum of 2 years' experience supporting those with complex and multiple disabilities.
  • You are passionate about being a support worker and view this as your career.
  • You are excited about empowering those with multiple disabilities and complex health needs to engage in their communities to live awesome lives doing whatever THEY are interested in.
  • You must be able to show initiative, work both independently and collaborate as part of a team
  • Have experience with: epilepsy management, complex communication pathways, personal care, PEG feeding, catheter care, manual handling and hoist transfers
  • Knowledge about and experience with Complex Communication Pathways eg. PODD, Proloquo2go, PECS, iGaze, etc
  • Experience in implementing Positive Behaviour Support Strategies - (we have minimal/minor behaviours of concern)

We are looking for an immediate start 

The workplace is 2 x 3 bedroom duplexes purpose built and are brand new construction. The current team we are completing is for unit 1.

Previous experience is essential and a qualification is valued. We have a culture of high capacity with high expectations of one another.

Do you like the thought of working as part of a highly skilled, competent, passionate and creative team who is respected by their employer and those you support and their families? If this excites you and sounds like you will fit our organisational culture then send us your resume.

We do not have a cut off date for applications. Applications will be assessed immediately upon submission.

This is not a role for new grads or those just starting out in the sector. We are looking for a highly experienced and passionate person to join our small niche organisation.


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Disability Support Worker
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Ipswich QLD 4305
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