Who Are We?Ability Options provides employment and disability services to people who need assistance to achieve their aspirations and inclusion the community. We operate services to support people with disabilities and those whose lives are changed as a result of accidents, unemployment and disadvantage.We are committed to a workplace culture that recognises diversity, equity and human rights. We respect and value the contribution of people from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and people with disability. The RoleWe are currently looking for energetic and passionate Support Worker to join our Accommodation Services team to work in Maitland and surrounded suburbs on permanent basis. As a Support Worker, you will work collaboratively within the team to support and provide service to participants in line with the values of the organisation. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:Helping participants explore their interests and hobbies through range of programs and recreational activities.Transporting participants to events and appointments.Admin duties such as completing progress notes, charts and incidental reports.Providing personal care including toileting, showering, dressing and feeding as required.If this is you and you have a genuine passion and caring attitude towards individuals living with disabilities, then we are looking for you to come and work for us!Uni/college students and those looking for career change are welcome to apply.Essential Requirements of the role:This position involves supporting participants with a complex mental health diagnosis. The successful applicant would have demonstrated work experience in:Challenging BehavioursRestrictive PracticesBehaviour ManagementMental HealthMedication AdministrationAdditional Requirements:Demonstrated experience in working with people with complex, high support needsFull availability for a 24/7 roster & Right to work in AustraliaWillingness to assist with personal careCurrent NSW Drivers Licence (minimum P2)Satisfactory background check, including NDIS Worker Check and/or Working with Children CheckCurrent First Aid and CPR Certificate Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate (3 doses)Certificate III in Disability Services (desirable)Intermediate computer and digital technology skillsHave personal mobile device that meets our system requirements (i.e. for Apple – iPhone 7 or later; for Android – devices released in the last three years)Please note: This role is on a 24/7 roster, so you will need full availability for days, afternoons, nights, sleepovers and weekends with the potential to work across multiple sites. Further, travel may be required to attend different shiftsPlease submit your resume with a covering letter which details your suitability for this diverse and exciting opportunity. Why Work for Us?In return for your skills and experience you will receive:Salary Packaging: Increase your take-home money with $15,900 not-for-profit salary packaging through Maxxia: Salary Packaging | MaxxiaTraining and career progression: Our In house – Learning and Development team offering ongoing career development support to staff.Mental Health and Wellbeing: A dynamic EAP partner who supports our staff with free confidential counselling. Rewards and recognition program: We recognise the efforts and achievements of our valued staff members with morning teas, lunches, gift cards, certificates, and personalised letters from the CEO.Employee Discounts: Discounts with 500+ gyms across NSW, CommBank, Winc and Medibank corporate insurance cover.Other Leave Benefits: Paid Parental and Partner Leave, purchase additional leave after 1 year of service and tenure-based service reward leave.A rewarding career where you contribute to make a difference in the community and in people’s lives. 55000 AUD Maitland 2320