Job Ad – Community Worker

DISABILITY SERVICES WORKER

AWARD & CLASSIFICATION

APPOINTMENT STATUS

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

HOURS


SALARY

BASE LOCATION

SCHADS Level 3–4

Permanent 

6 Months

28–35 hours per week


$39.08 – $45.08 per hour

Tweed

Do you want to work in a collaborative, supportive and rewarding environment?

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join The Family Centre in the position of Disability Services Worker.

Our Disability Services Workers are responsible for the provision of high-quality, NDIS funded, Capacity Building Services. The role assists participants to manage and better understand their NDIS plans, navigate and coordinate connections to informal, mainstream, and community supports, and facilitate innovative progress towards achieving their goals.

If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career we want to hear from you.

 

About You

To be successful in this position you will require:

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualification in social work, social sciences or related discipline and experience in a similar position (minimum qualifications in community services, mental health, or other allied health practice at a Cert 4 level).
  • A clear understanding of the challenges faced by people living with disabilities including: social and community participation, poverty, substance misuse, child safety & development, mental health, domestic & family violence and homelessness
  • Proven experience using casework and coordination approaches working with individuals, families and other stakeholders
  • A proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in using Microsoft Office suite, web-based applications and client relationship management databases
  • A sound understanding of relevant legislation, NDIS Code of Conduct, and the range of community and mainstream services that may be required for participants
  • Experience working in a KPI-driven environment meeting productivity and billable-time activity targets

Must have:

  • Current driver’s license and comprehensively insured vehicle
  • A current (less than 12 months old) criminal record check and a working with children check
  • An NDIS Workers Screening Check or willingness to obtain

Desirable:

  • Experience working within the community sector supporting people with disability, complex needs, and mental health challenges

Benefits

  • 35 hour work week
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Access to ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working options
  • Staff Wellbeing program
  • Additional leave hours and accrued annually

The Family Centre values diversity, lived experience and cultural knowledge. We respect the place first nation’s people hold in our community and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Equally we encourage people with disability, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

1.Download a copy of the Position Description.

2. Please ensure your application includes your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria separately as listed in the job ad.

This position will remain open until it is filled. If you are interested in this position, do not hesitate to apply as we will be screening submissions as they come in.

For more information about the position please contact Liz Hook at [email protected] using the subject line: Disability Services Worker-Tweed Heads

We are only accepting applications that are submitted via the above button. Please do not submit your application by email.

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