Disability Support Workers

South West Institute of TAFE

Warrnambool, VIC

Posted 1/14/2021

  • Join the 2020 National winner of the best Large training provider of the year
  • Fun & supportive workplace
  • Work towards a shared and meaningful purpose
Who is South West TAFE?
South West TAFE is a world-class educator in an idyllic regional setting at the heart of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region.

As the largest education and training provider in the south west, and Australia’s Large Training Provider for 2020, SWTAFE offers practical and inspiring teaching that prepares students for in-demand jobs now and into the future.

Our focus is on delivering courses that give our graduates the skills they need to thrive in their chosen careers.

We offer over 150 nationally-recognised qualifications and short courses, and all are delivered by people with practical experience and backed by strong industry connections.

Our delivery is flexible, modern and designed to meet the requirements of the workplace, giving students the best skills to succeed.

South West TAFE’s campuses are located in Warrnambool, Hamilton, Portland and Colac with training facilities also located at Glenormiston and Sherwood Park (Deakin Warrnambool).

Position overview/your opportunity
  • Casual positions available - $30.09 per hour plus superannuation
  • Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Colac campuses
  • A rewarding role that has a positive impact on the lives of others.

If you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding, role and would like to work with great people who are passionate about what they do then this exciting career opportunity might be for you!

The Disability Support Worker plays a vital role in ensuring that participants with disabilities and/or mental health conditions can participate equitably in the training environment and their greater community. The Disability Support Worker is responsible for providing supports identified in a participant’s support profile as well as monitoring the wellbeing of participants.

As a Disability Support worker your role will ensure that within set time frames accurate participant data will be managed and recorded in accordance with legislative and Institute requirements. You will require the flexibility to quickly and easily adapt, as the roles and responsibilities of a Disability Support Worker vary depending on the individual requiring support and funding allocation.

The successful candidates will be empathetic and caring by nature and have demonstrated experience supporting and caring for people with a broad range of disability support needs.

Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and implement participants support profiles and ensure familiarity with the directives and/or reasonable adjustments required
  • Facilitate and promote participants independence, self-determination, positive self-esteem, health and wellbeing
  • Ensure participants rights to privacy, respect, dignity and confidentiality are upheld
  • Attend to personal care and assistance where required
  • Ensure service excellence through setting professional standards and measuring outcomes on a daily basis
  • Maintaining a respectful, polite and considerate approach when dealing with all students, staff, customers and community members

Mandatory requirements
  • Completion of Certificate III or higher in Disability, Allied Health and/or Mental Health. Employees with lesser formal qualifications and relevant knowledge of the job or experience may be considered
  • Employee Victorian Working with Children and satisfactory Police Check
  • Cleared check against the DHHS operated Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme
  • First Aid Certificate

Highly desirable requirements
  • Experience within the disability and/or mental health sector

We strive to be recognised as an employer of choice by providing staff with excellent working conditions and the opportunity for exciting career, personal and professional development opportunities including:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Community focused employer
  • Extensive Staff Development
  • Staff health & wellbeing programs
  • Staff discount program (Shop'n Save) & social club
  • Convenient campus locations

For further information please contact Rachel Coles, Disability Services Coordinator, on 03 5564 8964

Applications close: Sunday 31st January 2021

How to apply
If this role resonates with you and you have the necessary skills and experience, then we would like to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and provide a copy of your cover letter containing your responses to the key selection criteria as outlined within the position description along with you current resume.

A full position description is available from our Careers at SWTAFE webpage.

South West TAFE is an equal opportunity employer; fostering a fair, safe and inclusive environment, embracing all forms of diversity.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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