Disability Support Worker

Kirinari Community Services currently have several openings available in the Blue Mountains region including Katoomba, Blackheath and Wentworth Falls. We are seeking Entry level or Experienced Disability Support Workers to join our team. This rewarding and full filing position will see you supporting our customers and guiding them towards independence and achieving life-long goals.About KirinariKirinari is a highly reputable and respected disability support service providing essential care and high quality support to enrich the lives of our customers. As an NDIS provider Kirinari employ over 1000 staff in various regions across VIC and NSW.Kirinari bases all customer care on values such as empathy, inclusivity, fairness and respect with a vision for individuals to have equity and choice to achieve their full potential in life. Guided by our core values we live and breathe excellence in service delivery, and strive to enact positive change and choice in the lives of the people we support.As a dynamic and thriving organisation you will join a fun, supporting and inspiring team working together to enhance life skills of people with a disability.About the OpportunityWe are seeking compassionate and motivated disability support workers that will go that extra mile and deliver an exceptional standard of service to our customers.Our DSW's are responsible for supporting people in their day-to-day living, ensuring they have maximum opportunity to develop valued lifestyles with choice, control, self-advocacy and becoming a valued member of the community. We provide quality 24/7 care in our supported living accommodation settings (SIL/Group Homes) ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for our customers.You will be providing direct support across a range of customer needs including, domestic and personal care assistance as well as assisting our customers to access and have a positive connection to the community.We currently have both Part-time Permanent and Casual positions available for immediate start.What’s Required?New to the industry or have experience across a range of support services including challenging behaviours and or high physical needsWillingness to work a 24/7 roster, day shifts, x 2 sleepovers weekly, public and/or school holidays and weekendsResilience, self-confidence and willingness to engage clients with various backgrounds and needsStrong communication skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with clients to actively support individual needsAbility to obtain the NDIS Workers Screen Check prior to commencementNSW Working With Children Check before commencementBasic IT skillsSmart PhoneCurrent Driver's LicenseA mandatory requirement of this position is that all employees working in this position must have received a second dose of the covid vaccination by 29th November 2021 or hold a medical contraindication certificate from a medical practitioner as per the NSW public health order.To be eligible to apply, you must provide evidence of your covid vaccination status. Failure to do so will result in your application not proceeding.Whilst we respect the rights of all applicants to make an informed choice regarding vaccination, we ask that you fully consider the mandatory requirements of this position before applying.What’s on offer?Kirinari prides itself on excellent working conditions with a strong workplace culture, valuing all contributions and providing an ideal work/life balance. Review the many benefits to joining our team:Hands-on buddy shifts and induction trainingOpportunities to upskill and develop with various training programs including, Mapa, Leadership programs and Complex care trauma training.Opportunities for internal progression to advance to new positions A dedicated leadership team to assist, guide and encourage you as a support workerOpportunity to increase income through extra hours, overnight shifts and weekend workAccess to generous salary packaging (FT and PT employees up to $15,900Annual Leave up to 5 weeks with annual leave loading of 17.5%Come join us!                                                                                                      This is a great opportunity to secure employment with a recognised and essential support service. With digital on boarding, we strive to ensure your application turnaround is efficient and hassle free!To join our vibrant teams please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your availability, suitability for the position and relevant qualifications. We would love to hear from you!Applications close 5pm,  Friday 24th December 2021. Due to the high volume of applications, the interview process will commence before the closing date.You must have the right to live and work in Australia.   29 AUD Blue Mountains