DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKERS - COMMUNITY PROGRAMS (EASTERN SUBURBS)
WOOLLAHRA, NSW, 2025
Are you passionate about working with people with disabilities and want to make a difference in their lives? Are you an enthusiastic and flexible person who drives and owns their own car? Consider becoming a Disability Support Worker with us!
We are looking for dedicated and positive individuals like you who live in and around the Eastern Suburbs area to join our team to provide support to people with disabilities across our community programs.
This is a great opportunity for recent disability graduates or current students to gain hands-on experience and work more hours during this holiday season. Plenty of shifts available! We have a number of different shifts on offer 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 9pm, so it is important that you provide us with your availability to ensure we can meet the needs of our clients as well as your personal needs.
You will work within a person-centred model to support and assist our clients to develop and retain skills, maximise independence and quality of life as well as assist them in community participation whilst ensuring their adequate health and safety. You will be helping with daily living activities such as personal care, respite (including recreational activities), transport to/from appointments and day programs, cleaning/domestic assistance, meal preparation and shopping.
We are looking for people from all different backgrounds who have:
• A passion for working with people with disabilities
• Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a person with a disability
• Experience working in the disability sector or related work
• A can-do attitude
• Current driver's licence
• Own car for work purposes
• Comprehensive car insurance (or willingness to obtain)
• First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain)
• Smart phone and internet access
• Epilepsy training (or willingness to obtain upon commencement)
• Working with Children Check clearance (or willingness to obtain)**
Although not essential, it would be highly regarded if you hold a relevant qualification (Cert. III in Disability or similar) and knowledge and understanding of Jewish values, heritage and culture.
Why should you apply?
You will have the opportunity to work for a supportive and growing organisation with a person-centred approach to providing services to the community and have the chance to make a difference in our clients' lives.
To apply for the position, click on the Apply button below and send through your profile and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
**This position is classified as a child-related position as some shifts will require you to work with children and young people. Applicants are required to provide a NSW Working with Children Check number (paid clearance) for verification. If you do not currently have a Working with Children Check number, you are still welcome to apply, but you will be required to obtain this before you commence employment.
JewishCare NSW has been the major provider of services to the Jewish community in Sydney for over 80 years. In order to achieve our mission of supporting and strengthening the resilience and independence of our community, we offer assistance in the areas of Child and Family Services, Mental Health Programs, Disability Services and Community Aged Services. We are passionate about the work that we do and believe that our staff are our most important asset in providing the best care and support to the vulnerable and needy people in our community.