I’m hiring

Applications now closed for this round, thankyou.

Central to Northern Adelaide Disability Support Worker wanted

I’m looking for a new person to add to my team. This is a small family business: we’re tight knit, deliberately informal, non clinical, anti-corporate, and work in pairs or teams. This is a nightmare for some people and a breath of fresh air for others, so think about it.

I have some staff taking time off over Christmas and need one or two people to fill in a total of around 18 hours a week for a month or so, and hopefully continue if it’s working out well.

You need to be diversity friendly: that means comfortable with folks who are queer, neurodiverse, have brain injuries, have unusual beliefs or experiences such as hearing voices or mental illness, and trauma histories. I’m looking for folks with great skills at building rapport, who are ethical and passionate and care about the people we work with. Great communication skills are key. A sense of humor is a big plus. 🙂

Personal experience is highly valued. If you have cared for someone or have your own experiences of diversity or disability this will be highly regarded. Happy to work with your disability employment provider or make appropriate provisions if needed. Supervision and training are ongoing parts of this role. Our philosophy is that we support you so you can give your best support to those we work with.

The role is broad, usually in people’s homes or out in the community. We love ‘jack of all trade’ types. It involves domestic duties such as housework, admin, cooking meals. We support people to attend appointments, get back into hobbies, connect to new communities, navigate their relationships, find or stay in jobs and so on. Everyone on the team has their own particular strengths and skills and we are looking forward to learning about yours.

The real role is about HOW we do these things. Some people we work with have spent years hiding their mental health issues and need people who can help them out in ways that protect their dignity and respect that sometimes maybe they most need a cuppa and chat, even if we were booked in to clean that day. Others have severe paranoia and we might need to build trust over months before they feel okay to let us in their home to help. Flexibility is crucial.

You’ll need:
*a full license and access to a car
*a DECD working with people with a disability clearance
*Covid training (free, online)
*first aid training
(We can help you sort out the training if need be.)

You’re welcome to ask questions and show your great communication and rapport building skills 😉 please apply here or contact me on sarah@di.org.au 0401099174.

For those who have their resume online or via linked in or similar platform, feel welcome to throw me a link.

I appreciate hearing from you

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