Support Worker Melbourne
We are recruiting an Support Worker to join the Blue Fox Health team. This position has been created to service our growing NDIS caseload. As an SW, you will provide a person-centred approach with our participants.
Position Summary: As a Support Worker, you will play a vital role in assisting individuals with diverse needs to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Your primary responsibility will be to provide personalized care and support to our clients, enabling them to maintain their independence and participate actively in their communities. You will also liaise with our allied health team and conduct meaningful activities which support participants’ goals.
- Provide direct support to participants in their homes or community settings, ensuring their safety, comfort, and well-being.
- Assist participants with personal care activities, including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting.
- Support participants with daily living tasks, such as meal preparation, medication management, and household chores.
- Facilitate community participation and engagement by accompanying participants to appointments, social activities, and outings.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with participants, their families, and other healthcare professionals involved in their care.
- Implement and follow care plans, ensuring that individual needs and preferences are met.
- Document participant interactions, progress, and any changes in their condition accurately and in a timely manner.
- Recognize and respond appropriately to emergencies or challenging situations, following established protocols.
- Maintain confidentiality and adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Previous experience working as a Support Worker or in a similar role is preferred but not essential.
- A genuine passion for providing care and support to individuals with diverse needs.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with clients, families, and colleagues.
- Empathy, patience, and a non-judgmental approach when working with participants.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, demonstrating reliability and dependability.
- A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is preferred.
- Flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.
- Completion of relevant certifications or qualifications in disability support or aged care is desirable.
- Competitive remuneration package based on experience and qualifications.
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
- Supportive and collaborative work environment.
- Opportunities for career advancement within the organization.
- Making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and the community.
If you are a compassionate and dedicated individual looking to make a difference in the lives of others, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Roger White on 0439 072 115, email firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on LinkedIn.