Disability Support Worker

Position: Disability Support Worker
Location: Brisbane and surrounds
Status: Casual
Award/Agreement: Modern Award – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industrial Award 2010.
Responsible to: Service Coordinator

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OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

  • To contribute to the provision of quality respite to people with a disability and their carers
  • To promote the philosophy of people with disabilities being valued members of the community
  • To enhance the role of the carer not to replace it
  • To work as an affective team member of CODA to achieve the purpose of the role
  • To function within the mission and objectives of CODA
  • To maintain competency in fulfilling the requirements of the role

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

  • The purpose of the position is to provide personal care and or community access support to people with a disability and their families within their own residence or their local community
  • The position works under the support and supervision of the consumer and service coordinator
  • The position works within a negotiated care plan and the written policies of CODA

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Queensland Driver’s License
  • Minimum of Certificate III in Disability Services and or Aged Care fields
  • Previous experience in Disability Services and or Age Care field is desirable

GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Provision of personal care support: all aspects of personal hygiene and grooming
  • Ability to undertake specific domestic tasks: making beds, cleaning bathroom area after use, collection of soiled clothes and linen for washing
  • Ability to communicate with families and consumers
  • Ability to work and adapt to a range of environments and family cultures
  • Ability to maintain consumer and family confidentiality
  • Ability to provide the service within a negotiated care plan
  • Ability to provide support to the consumer in their local community to assist them to access a recreational or social activity of their choice
  • Ability to transfer consumers with correct manual handling procedures or with consumers equipment
  • Ability to attend in/out service training for career and service development
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to perform basic administration tasks associated with the position

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Personal Care/ In-Home Respite:
  • Bathing
  • Showering
  • Transferring and hoisting
  • Toileting
  • Meal Assistance
  • Shaving
  • Dressing/Undressing
  • Allied tasks such as making of persons bed
  • Washing soiled linen/clothes
  • Community Access:
  • Recreational or social activities within their local community that the consumer identifies with e.g Movies, picnics, shopping, bowling
  • Some transferring may be involved

SELECTION CRITERIA
SC1- Qualifications in the disability and or aged care fields
SC2- Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment
SC3- Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
SC4- Ability to utilise effective communication skills
SC5- Ability to complete administration tasks involved with position (e.g General forms, timesheets, reports etc.)
SC6- First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
SC7- Knowledge of “ Duty of Care” principles or ability to rapidly acquire
SC8- Knowledge of Disability Services Act (2006) or ability to rapidly acquire
N.B. Selection criteria must be addressed before applications will be reviewed. Any questions regarding the above can be directed to the Service Coordinator or Service manager.

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