NDIS Support Worker

Location: Bethlehem House

Bethlehem House are looking for an NDIS Support Worker To Join Our Team

Salary: Part time: Min: Weekdays $27.60 per hr, afternoon shift $31.05, Saturday $41.40per hr, Sundays $55.20 Casual workers pay rates will have a casual loading allowance

Hours: f/t 37.5hrs per week, p/t: flexible availability casual: as required May include working evenings and weekends


Job Role

To support NDIS participant residents of Bethlehem House to lead active fulfilling lives within the community to the fullest extent of their ability by assisting them to look after themselves and their home, accompanying to appointments and planned social inclusion activities

To support the development of skills for independent living, for NDIS resident participants of Bethlehem House, particularly those who are medium to long-term residents.

Background

Bethlehem House Tasmania Inc has provided crisis accommodation services for homeless men, since 1973, at 56 Warwick Street, Hobart.

Bethlehem House is an incorporated organisation providing case management support, crisis, transitional and NDIS participant support to 32 homeless men weekly. From December our service will increase to include 18 additional residents in container Living Pods, as an add-on to our facilities.

Our accommodation:

  • At Bethlehem House, 29 beds in our main House, plus 18 Container Living PODS. Homeless men here are supported by our Crisis accommodation team. Some of our homeless residents will also receive support from our specialist NDIS support worker team, according to their needs.
  • At Hallam House we provide Supported Independent Living for 3 NDIS participants with SIL in their care packages. Here our specialist NDIS support workers provide care between 8am and 3pm- 10pm to enable them to work towards independent living.

Our client group

All men who access our service have complex support needs. There are a range of attending complexities that lead to homelessness, some of these include Physical and Mental Health issues, Alcohol and other drug abuse, mild intellectual disability or acquired brain injury, history of grief, trauma and loss, previous incarceration in the criminal justice system and estrangement from family and social connectedness.

Job functions of the NDIS Support Worker

  • Supporting and assisting persons with a disability in their living and/or community environment.
  • Interacting with clients, family members, advocates, service providers, NDIS and the general community.
  • Supporting clients with all aspects of everyday living – personal care, washing, cleaning, laundry, preparing and cooking meals and shopping.
  • Assisting with clients mental health support needs in accordance with policies and procedures including relevant workplace health and safety standards and NDIS Practice Standards
  • Administering client’s medication.
  • Facilitate community inclusions and participation, dependent on individual needs, abilities and preferences, and support clients to establish and maintain relationships through access to community activities, venues and services.
  • Encourage positive and socially appropriate behaviour, and effectively manage challenging behaviour.

Primary Tasks and Duties:

  • Daily household chores such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, etc.
  • Accompany resident after 3pm to and from appointments etc.
  • Ensure that resident is taking prescribed medicines regularly.
  • Take quick action in emergency situations.
  • Motivating and supporting participants to engage in community life and activities
  • Motivating residents and act as a friend.
  • Provide emotional support by listening to the resident’s problems and suggesting suitable solution.
  • Assessing the resident’s needs and responding appropriately recording assistance given and reporting to tBethlehem House.
  • Recording assistance given, obtaining client sign off on services provided, in order to maintain statistical data.
  • To maintain records including cash expenditure and correct and confidential records of participation in programs.
  • Contributing to the success of the House’s services to men as a team member through constructive input, communication, professional approach to work and co-operation and respect for clients, co-workers and management.
  • Contributing to one’s own professional development.

Essential candidate Knowledge,  Skills, Attitude, qualifications:

  1. Adaptability, enthusiasm, perceptiveness and ability to motivate Knowledge and understanding of support requirements for vulnerable adults
  2. Understanding of the concepts of social justice, social change and empowerment and their application to practice.
  3. Demonstrated ability to relate to clients and to respect individual rights and individual differences in values and culture.
  4. Understanding of the role of social and recreational activities as a rehabilitative tool
  5. Knowledge of other services relevant to the client group that are able to provide health and leisure programs.
  6. Ability to work largely unsupervised and as part of a team and exercise initiative within established guidelines, policies and procedures.
  7. Well developed verbal and communication skills appropriate to the client group.
  8. Respect for clients within the context of honest assessment, goal setting and working toward objectives.
  9. Possession of a full clean drivers’ licence is essential
  10. Possession and maintenance of a clear National Police Check is an absolute requirement
  11. First Aid certificate

Desirable

Candidates with a qualification in social care or community development will be very well regarded

Candidates with experience working in a similar position will also be seen favourably

Applications must be received by: 13/10/2019

Interview date:

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