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Disability Support Worker - Townsville

BridgingWorx - South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Who we are….

BridgingWorx Ltd is an established non-profit organisation providing support to vulnerable children, young people, and their families, in Australia. We assist Community Service organisations in Victoria and Queensland by providing them with Support Workers in Disability and Children, Family Services. We are currently looking for casual team members to join us in Townsville.

Our team members are all qualified, professional, and passionate – we pride ourselves on supporting our clients to provide the best quality of care to children and young people in their care.

BridgingWorx offers:

  • A supportive and inclusive culture to all team members
  • The opportunity to develop a long-term career working directly for our clients
  • Regular Supervision and one-on-one support, plus team activities
  • Above-Award wages, plus Superannuation and all additional allowances
  • Salary Packaging to all employees – including those employed on a casual basis
  • Shifts for mornings, afternoons and overnight, allowing for work/life balance

What we are looking for….

As an experienced Disability Support Worker, you will be eager to continue your career in the sector and also have an interest in gaining skills within Youth Support. We are looking for people with passion, commitment, and empathy. To be successful you will be dedicated to improving the lives of young people in care and have the following attributes:

  • Experience in providing care to people with disabilities – including administering medication, and personal hygiene support
  • Ability to develop rapport and build relationships with people who often exhibit complex trauma-based behaviours
  • Comfortable working in a residential setting – your duties will include preparing and cooking meals, cleaning and keeping the home tidy, laundry, and other domestic duties
  • Capacity to remain calm and rational in heightened and stressful situations; able to self-regulate your responses
  • Flexibility and adaptability – available at short notice and able to work a variety of shifts in different locations
  • Excellent communication skills; able to relate to a variety of people, other Support Workers and Supervisors in an appropriate manner – both verbally and in writing
  • Be a strong role-model with confidence to engage and encourage young people in educational and social activities
  • Participate as a team member - collaborating with, and supporting, those you work with

Things you need to know….

Before you can start work with us, you will need to provide copies of your qualifications and documentation required to be a Disability Youth Support Worker in Queensland:

  • Certificate IV in Disability; Community Services; Child, Youth & Family Intervention or other relevant qualification
  • A current Blue Card (Working with Children) with Yellow Card Exemption
  • Current National Police Certificate
  • A valid, full Queensland Driver Licence and your own, insured vehicle
  • Evidence of your Right to Work in Australia
  • Senior First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Completion of NDIS “Quality, Safety and You” Worker Orientation Module, and NDIS Induction Modules would be beneficial

You can provide this information at different steps throughout the process – and we can help you with some of it - however we are unable to offer you shifts until we receive all of the above.

What happens now….

Please submit a current resume and cover letter by clicking the “apply” button. Once we have reviewed your application, one of our professional team members will let you know if you have been successful in progressing to the next stage of recruitment.

Along with a video introduction, you will then be asked to complete a short questionnaire.

Your application will be assessed again at this stage and should you be successful, you will need to complete some online training modules, before being invited to attend a Group Assessment where you will learn more about BridgingWorx and the role of being a Disability Youth Support Worker in Queensland.

Please visit www.bridgingworx.org (http://www.bridgingworx.org) for further information about us.

South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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