Disability Support Workers – endearing woman in Brown Hill
Join a friendly team who care deeply about the people we support.
Hey! Great to meet you.
We’re looking for experienced Disability Support Workers to work with our client* based in Brown Hill, a middle-aged woman who happens to have an acquired brain injury.
Playing Uno, day trips, getting her nails done, and having a banter over coffee are just a few of her favourite things.
The purpose of this role is to support her with her daily routine, including personal care, cleaning, and mealtime management at home.
Long-term, she plans to have more time to herself and get back into cooking.
There are multiple roles available, start dates are from mid-to-late February 2023**.
Is this you?
You enjoy winning people over and you’re a good companion. You’re firm but fair, and have lots of tactics to manage behaviors, like being a good negotiator. You’re comfortable hearing direct and honest feedback – ‘water off a duck’s back,’ so to speak. And you’re a team player.
Our client is an endearing character who will be your friend for life once you’ve won her over. The rewards of her progress will outweigh any challenges.
Our clients say the best support workers…
- are compassionate, understanding, and good listeners
- respectfully support me in my daily routine
- know my favourite things to do, including letting me win at Uno
- support me to plan and communicate my needs.
Work and hours
Based in Brown Hill, Ballarat, this is a casual position.
- The majority of shifts are 8 hours long
- A commitment of 25+ hours per week is needed, including evenings, weekends, and some sleepovers
- Shifts are assigned to you on a fortnightly roster, and you can block out when you can’t work
We value your time and skills so in return, we offer:
- Above award wages, generous overtime, and overnight rates
- Paid induction training and extra support for your first shifts
- On-the-job training with medical and allied health professionals
- Career development opportunities
- An on-call service for 24/7 support and a responsive team to guide you
- Wellbeing program – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and/or personal challenges.
People and culture
We’re a community of friendly and passionate people who love to help others and learn.
We’re a diverse bunch! More than a quarter of our staff speak 2+ languages, we’re aged between 20 to late 60’s, and 1 in 5 of us identify with the LGBTQI+ community.
The values that guide us are to act with integrity, treat everyone equally, make a difference everyday, and work with passion.
Experience and qualifications
- You’ll ideally be experienced at supporting the well-being and inclusion of people with a disability.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills, particularly active listening.
- A minimum certificate III, diploma or qualification in disability or relevant area such as aged care, community services, or health.
*Although this job is matched with a client, there’s an expectation that you will work with other clients as needed and as part of induction.
**The start dates are approximate and subject to change, but we’ll keep you updated every step of the way.
How to apply
- Download and read the Position Description and if you’re a match,
- Apply via Seek with a brief cover letter, telling us why you’re a good match for the role, along with your resume. Please include your preferred first name.
eQuality Support is a registered NDIS provider. We have two offices, one in Ballarat and one in Torquay.
We’re an inclusive workplace and value diversity. If you need any modifications to the recruitment process, please let us know.