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Disability Support Worker Casual – Position Description 

Organisation:                               Dominion Nursing Agency.

Title:                                             Community Support Worker

Classification:                               Community Support Worker

Reporting to:                              Director/Operations manager

State Award:                              Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (2010) 

Vaccination category:                 A

About Dominion Nursing Agency :

Dominion Nursing Agency, we are your dedicated experts in healthcare staffing, specializing in providing exceptional services tailored to your unique needs. Our unwavering commitment to personalized care, professional development, and a compassionate team approach sets us apart in the industry. We prioritize the well-being of our clients, invest in the growth of our partners, and foster a collaborative work culture that consistently delivers outstanding support. 

Essential Requirements:

  • National Criminal Record Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of Covid-19 Vaccination
  • Vaccination Category A
  • Fit for Work Assessment
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • NDIS Orientation (Quality and You)
  • Currrent First aid and CPR certificate
  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Completion of qualification,  Certificate III Disability/Personal/ Indivdual Support (Descriptor:Disability support Worker).

Primary Purpose:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide high quality services to clients and their families/carers. The primary function of the Disability Support Worker is to support people with a disability to achieve their individual goals and objectives in accordance with their Individual Care Plan. In addition, Support Workers must meet the individual unique need of people with a disability, for the purpose of improving the quality of life through enhancing and maintaining daily living skills, social image and
assisting with their physical well-being. Also Support Workers, support people with a disability to integrate into the wider community. This position must adhere to the following:

– Work within Dominion Nursing Agency Vision, Mission and Values.
– Assist in the positive promotion of the Mission and services in all contacts with the community and relevant stakeholders.
– Assist in the dissemination of Dominion Nursing Agency message to the broader community, to enhance the community’s understanding and inclusion of people with a disability
– Act in accordance with Dominion Nursing Agency policies and procedures at all times

Key Responsibilities: 

– To ensure quality service to clients’ and their families/Carers.

– To manage challenging behaviour effedctively at all times
– To contribute to the implementation of the Mission, Values and Vision of Dominion Nursing Agency.
–  To assist clients in activities of daily living, personal care, social activities, community access through the implementation on individual care plans, programs that are age appropriate and relevant to individual goals.
– To ensure all Dominion Nursing Agency policies and procedures are adhered to.
–  To ensure services are provided to comply with the principles and objectives of the Disability Services Act (QLD)2006 and Disability Services Queensland’s Disability Service Standards.
– To demonstrate respect, understanding and client dignity.
–  Conform with the duty of care requirements ensuring work place health and safety requirements are adhered to
– Must not misuse items or facilities provided in the interest of safety and health
– To demonstrate confidentiality in all matters relating to services provided to clients and service information generally.
– To play an active role in the planning, design implementation and evaluation of daily programs.
– To update client files and document evaluations on a daily basis.
– Assist clients to take medications and maintain client medication folders.
– Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
– Ensure senior First Aid Certificate and CPR is current.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Relevant cetificate in Disability (Cert 111 or IV in disability)
  • Australian citizen/permanent resident or valid work visa.
  • Demonstrated recent acute care experience as a registered nurse

WHS Responsibilities:

  • You must take all reasonable care for yourself and others and comply with any reasonable instruction, policies and procedures relating to work health safety and wellbeing.
  • WWCC: Current Working with Children Check Clearance (where applicable).
  • NCRC: National Criminal Record Check (This check will be conducted by the Health Service for Recommended Applicants only).

Staff Health:

  • Compliance with NSW Health, Staff Immunisation Policy (Only for Category A Positions).

Key Challenges:

  • Working within a rapidly changing health care environment with increased community & individual expectations of the role.
  • Able to change and adapt to new models of care and changing clinical practices based on evidence and research challenging traditional values and beliefs with the profession.
  • Managing individuals exhibiting challenging behaviours.

Values:

  • Quality: Dominion Nursing Agency is committed to delivering quality and value in every aspect of our service. We strive to exceed all our customers’ expectations
  • Trust: We are committed to open and honest communication with our consumers and staffs.
  • Empowerment: We are committed to empowering our customers to make the right choices
  • Communication: We promote partnership and enhance response that are timely, effective and appropriate.
  • Compassion: We demonstrate compassion through care, service provision, and respect.
Job Category: NDIS
Job Type: Casual
Job Location: Blue Mountains NSW Lithgow

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