W113244 - Disability assistant

Disability assistant
Christie Centre Inc.

The Christie Centre has been a major provider of services in the region for people with a disability since 1954. It is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of disability services for our community. Christie Centre Inc. vision is “Supporting people to have meaningful lives in their community”. Christie Centre Inc. seeks to fulfil this vision by offering a diverse and relevant range of programs and services. Christie Centre Inc. values demonstrate open and honest communication, team work and collaboration, respect, accountability and building strong relationships. The SBAT position is at the Christie Centre Inc. Head Office.

Disability Support: Assistant Community Services Worker.
Do you aspire to work as an Assistant Community Services Worker in
Disability Support?
This opportunity may be the right opportunity for you.

This opportunity is for a student to gain an SBAT as an Assistant Community Services Worker in a supportive team. This is an ideal position for a student looking to enter the Community Services industry at a leading Disability Support Service organisation in Mildura.
Purpose of Position:
• To provide effective Customer (Participant) support and skills training during activities.
• The Worker will be required to work under close and direct supervision (depending on experience), and will be required to exercise judgement in independent decision-making.

Skills You Might Learn

The student will attain vital industry specific skills in the community Service industry. Including:
• Hands-on practical experience.
• Observing and learning from industry qualified and experienced professionals.
• Working in real-life scenarios.
• Working with tools and equipment necessary to the occupation.
• Liaising and working with supervisors, colleagues, industry personnel, customers/clients and suppliers.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Disability Support: Assistant Community Services Worker.
As an Assistant Community Services Worker at the Christie Centre Inc. Head Office, you will provide basic assistance and support to clients accessing a community service.

Responsibilities & Duties:
o Be familiar with, support and promote Christie Centre Inc. Mission, Vision and Values.
o To promote a positive awareness of Christie Centre Inc. and its activities.
o To be familiar, understand and comply with Christie Centre Inc. policies and procedures, the Disability Service Standards and all relevant legislative frameworks ensuring they are implemented for all services at Christie Centre Inc.
o To respect and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality about Customers (Participants) and applicable Christie Centre Inc. business.
o To learn the concept and implementation of strategies for a person-centred approach, and implement principles of Customer (Participant) empowerment.
o Treat all Customers (Participants) with dignity and respect, and support self-advocacy and Customer (Participant) involvement in decisions.
o To be familiar with and understand the requirements of “How Best to Support Me” and Person-Centred Plans (PCP’s) to actively support and work towards meeting the persons individual goals.
o Advocate and facilitate Customer (Participant) issues, feedback or complaints including their family/carer or advocate, and raise issues of concern with appropriate people.
o Work as part of a committed team with other members by attending and participating in staff meetings as needed.
o Act in the best interest of the organisation, being committed to improving opportunities for people with a disability and maintaining an interest and understanding of disabilities.
o Ensure contact details are current.

Student Requirements

Students with a positive attitude towards Community Services and in particular Disability Support as an Assistant Community Services Worker and are self-motivated, willing to listen and follow instruction are encouraged to apply.
Essential: Police Check, Basic Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Communication Skills (Written and Verbal), Friendly and approachable manner, pleasant disposition, ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.
Desirable: Good organisational skills, basic knowledge of emotional, physical and behavioural needs of people with a disability.

Dress Requirements

The student will be required to present in the following work attire;
• Flat, non-slip, enclosed work shoes.
• Neat casual attire with no inappropriate slogans.
• Long hair must be tied back, nails must be kept short and clean.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to the tasks and duties carried out by the student, will be supplied by the Host Employer.

KMART Mildura is a supplier of appropriate worksite clothing.

Special Transport Requirements

Public Transport is limited, students to check bus transport availability and or speak to parents/carer to organise transport prior to contacting employer.

Buslink Sunraysia: Ph: 5023 0274, Website: http://buslink.com.au/your-bus-service/mildura/


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Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W113244
Location: Mildura - Explore Region
Mode/Type: School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs)
Attendance: To be negotiated
Added By: Northern Mallee Local Learning & Employment Network


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