Support Work is no ordinary job, find out what makes it so rewarding. - YouTubeWe are on the lookout for experienced Support Workers to join the team at Newcastle!You will have the opportunity to be part of an environment that encourages professional and personal growth as well as further training and career development.This opportunity is perfect for a candidate that:wants to accelerate their career in disability sectorenjoy building work relationship with community, participants and their families The RoleLocation: Base Site: Newcastle, NSW (some travel required across multiple sites)Employment: Casual and PermanentRemuneration: SCHADs Level 2: $32.21 per hour base rate + super + salary packagingWe are currently looking for energetic and passionate Support Workers to join our Accommodation Services team at Newcastle. 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:Providing personal care including toileting, showering, dressing and feeding as required.Admin duties such as completing progress notes, charts and incidental reports.Transporting participants to events and appointments.Helping participants explore their interests and hobbies through range of programs and recreational activities.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:The available role would support participants with a complex mental health diagnosis. The role is largely working in isolation with participants and the successful applicant would have demonstrated experience in the following:Challenging Behaviours including Acquired Brain Injury and EpilepsyRestrictive PracticesBehaviour ManagementMental HealthMedication AdministrationStrong communication skills and demonstrated flexibility in methods of alternative and augmentative communication, particularly being able to use active listening skills In addition to this, the essential requirements are as follows:Ability and willingness to provide personal care and support activities of daily living in a residential settingHigh level of resilience and emotional intelligenceCurrent driver licence (minimum P2)Satisfactory background checks including NDIS Workers Check (or willingness to obtain)Minimum 4 days of availability for a 24/7 rosterValid First Aid Certificate and CPR (HLTAID011) Certificate 3 in Individual Support or related (desirable)Have personal mobile device to access systems and apps. that meets our system requirements (i.e. for Apple: iPhone 7 or later; for Android: devices released in the last three years) Culture and BenefitsAbility Options is a value driven organisation where the people we support are at the centre of everything we do. We have built an inclusive and progressive culture at Ability Options encouraging everyone to continue to learn and develop their career whether that is through coaching and mentoring or leadership training. In return for skills and experience, our people receive a competitive remuneration package, access to Fitness passport, employee discounts, a rewards and recognition program and the ability to significantly increase your take home pay with not-for profit salary packaging.If you are passionate and have the desire to unlock possibilities for those we support, then we would love to hear from you! Ability Options prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages and gender including those who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people with a disability.Ability Options is committed to the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of children and young people. All successful applicants are subject to probity and pre-employment checks. Vaccination against infectious diseases is strongly encouraged. Click here to view the Position Description AUD Belmont 2280