Disability Support Worker
Posted , 22 Oct 2019 | Job Id :E033-1015-71753201
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Department of Health

  • Full time
  • Alice Springs NT, Australia

Job Summary: Alice Springs NT Full-time, Temporary Deliver high quality and consistent daily care and support services to clients in accordance with the clients Individualised Support Plan, Departmental policies and procedures.

Job Details: Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Engage clients in daily tasks to increase their skills, wellbeing and independence as outlined in the clients Individual Support Plans.

2. Deliver quality, consistent 24/7 care and support services to clients to implement and follow the client’s Individualised Care Plan

including upkeep of personal hygiene and personal care, meal preparation, domestic duties and activities, both recreational and


3. Assess and manage dynamic risk of clients presenting with behaviours of concern in the context of a secure environment.

4. Comply with service and client record keeping requirements in a timely manner.

5. Accompany clients to attend specialist appointments, appear in court and community visits as required.

6. Facilitate contact between clients and any visitors who may come to the facility to visit them.

7. Follow reasonable directions and engage in appropriate responses when a critical or behaviour related incident occurs.

8. Attend and participate positively in meetings, orientations and training as required.

9. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order

to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection Criteria

1. Previous experience working with Indigenous people who have high support needs, including people with intellectual disabilities or

psychiatric disabilities and/or behaviour of concern.

2. Demonstrated positive and contemporary values regarding people with disabilities and their families, carers or guardians, and sensitivity

to the issues that impact on them.

3. Previous experience in the delivering disability support services in a cross-cultural environment, particularly people from Aboriginal

backgrounds and an ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

4. Ability to deliver disability services within legislative and policy frameworks including the development and reliable implementation of

individual support plans and protocols, risk management strategies and a strong commitment to outcomes.

5. Sound written and oral communication skills for effective liaison and documentation with clients and staff.

6. Current prison clearance or the ability to obtain upon commencement if successful.

7. Willingness and flexibility to work 12 hour shifts, with active nights, on a 24/7 roster.

8. Hold a current Northern Territory (NT) manual driver’s licence or the ability to obtain.

1. Certificate IV in Disability Services or Certificate IV in Mental Health or the ability to undertake a Certificate IV in a prescribed timeframe.

2. Previous experience working a 24 hour, 7 day per week roster.

Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on departmental

premises, facilities or vehicles nor whilst working off-site. The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working

with Children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position

unless it is relevant to the position.

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