Youth Disability Support Worker

  • : Minda Inc.
  • : 13-Sep-2020
  • : Adelaide SA 5000

Youth Disability Support Worker


Division: Operations
Location: Southern Adelaide , Northern Adelaide
Work Type: Permanent - Part Time
Applications Close: 23/05/2020 5:00 PM

At Minda, people are at the heart of everything we do, and since 1898 we’ve been providing industry-leading support to South Australians living with disability. We’re champions for choice and believe diversity is key to our success. We are equally passionate about ensuring that people with disability live the lives of their choice.

We are a values based organisation: we work with heart to create opportunity, operating with respect to build a community inspired by empathy.  These values run through the core of each decision for each person we support.

We know that no two people are the same, and no two days are the same. This richness and diversity is mirrored in our staff. At Minda we value that all our staff members have unique stories, skills and experiences.

We have multiple permanent part-time opportunities available to work across multiple houses north and south of Adelaide to support children and young people who are under Guardianship of the Chief Executive. This is a challenging, but rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive change in a young person's life.

We support young people with a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities, physical disabilities and trauma associated behaviours. In your role you will be directly supporting a young person in a residential setting where you could work a range of different shifts including mornings, afternoons and nights. We will aim to be accommodating to suit your preferred shift type.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day care, supervision and transport to children and young people
  • Actively participate in activities and encourage community engagement whilst increasing competencies of young people
  • Develop, implement and monitor individual plans 
  • Follow medication, hygiene and meal management plans
  • Crisis intervention management
  • Maintenance of progress notes and report writing

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Youth Work, Disability, Mental Health or similar
  • Experience supporting individuals with behaviours of concern
  • Experience supporting young people and/or people with disability
  • A current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • A current unrestricted driver’s licence
  • Adaptable and happy to work across various residential placements
  • Hold a DHS Working with Children Check (formerly DCSI Child-Related clearance)
  • Hold or be willing to obtain a Department of Human Services Disability Services Employment Screening Clearance
  • Completed Safe Environments for Children and Young People training (formerly Child Safe Environments)
  • Experience in working with autism and/or trauma associated behaviours is highly desirable

To work with children under Guardianship of the Chief Executive, you will need to undertake a Psychological Suitability Assessment at the final stages of the recruitment process.

We are looking for people who will be proud to work for us, and share our values. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!

Successful candidates will receive:-

  • Genuine flexible employment options
  • Generous salary sacrificing option to increase your net income
  • Opportunity to work for one of South Australia’s leading Disability support communities
  • Career pathways
  • Highly supportive environments
  • The most rewarding career
  • Paid parental leave


Job Location (Area or Region)
Job Type
Business Type
Home Care Provider
Job Title
Youth Disability Support Worker
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Minda Inc.
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Candidate Criteria
Has working with children check?
Highest Education
Adelaide SA 5000
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