“Your Opportunity to Make a Difference”
What does ConnectAbility stand for?
ConnectAbility are a long-standing disability and aged care support service, who have provided assistance and additional care, for over 25 years, to residents in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland and lower hunter local government regions.
ConnectAbility provide assistant to those individuals who need in home personal care and domestic assistance, as well as in the aged care sector.
Community Support Workers, help to support people with disabilities who may require domestic assistance and help with recreational activities. Having a fun, down to earth personality whilst also being able to maintain high ethical levels, continuously while dealing with people with disabilities, families, colleagues and other members of the community.
Disability Support Workers Independent living, this position requires a highly motivated and reliable, person who has the capability to work autonomously 24/7, to provide in home care and assistance for people living with a disability.
Support Worker Aged Care, a friendly and social personality will really help build relationships with seniors, carers and their families. This role helps to provide personal care, medication monitoring, domestics care, nutrition and social support to those living in aged care facilities.
These positions are base level, and the requirements are listed below, however there are other positions within ConnectAbility, that might be more suited to your skill set and experiences.
We have two premises, 26 Warabrook Blvd, Warabrook and 4 Karalta Lane Erina, but our clients can be based anywhere in the Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter and Port Stephens locations. So, having your own vehicle would be a must when thinking of applying to work with ConnectAbility.
What Qualifications will you require?
To become any of the listed positions, here is a list of qualifications and attributes, that we would like you to have:
Community Support Worker
- Minimum Certificate 3 in Disability, Social Work, Education, Leisure and Recreation, or related behavioural science qualifications.
- Have experience working with people with disabilities particularly in dealing with complex healthcare and behaviour support needs
- Have a can-do attitude, high level of motivation and energetic approach
- A high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills
- Are responsive to the needs of people being supported
- An ability to appreciate that all people have the right to respect and confidentiality
- Have fun – with provision of supports to people within their home and/or in the community
- Access to a reliable and comprehensively insured vehicle which you are prepared to use for work purposes
- Access to a smartphone which you are prepared to use for work purposes
- Basic IT skills
- A current National Police Check, dated within the last 6 months
- A working with children check for paid employment
- A current first aid certificate
- Ability to be flexible and committed to working shifts in our Community Support team
Disability Support Workers Independent living
- Previous experience in working with people with disabilities, including those with high to very high support needs and complex behavioural needs, their families and carers.
- Demonstrated commitment to the Disability Service Standards and ability to promote the rights of people with disabilities.
- Demonstrated commitment to providing an environment free of abuse or harm to vulnerable people
- Ability and willingness to work a 24/7 rotating roster
- Constructive communication skills and focus on teamwork
- An energetic, flexible and pro-active approach to supporting people with disabilities and an understanding of person centred planning principles.
- Commitment to observing and implementing WH&S requirements.
- Current unencumbered NSW driver’s licence
- Current First Aid Certificate
- Basic computer skills including ability to use email.
- Current National Criminal Record Check (NCRC) and Working with Children Check (WWCC) that meet our employment criteria or willingness to obtain one at own expense prior to commencing employment with ConnectAbility
- Certificate III in Disability Studies or equivalent or relevant industry experience
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)/Cert III Aged Care or Cert III in Home and Community Care
- Experience working within the Aged Care Sector
- Current Australian driver’s license
- Registered vehicle with comprehensive insurance
- Current First Aid certificate
- Current Police Check – no older than six months old or willingness to obtain at own expense
- Flexible to work mornings, afternoons and evenings
- On call availability and weekend work may also be required
- Ideally, you be a positive person, who can build a rapport quickly with customers. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to adapt and work with customers from all walks of life.
How to apply
We currently have a page on our website where all current job vacancies are listed. https://www.connectability.org.au/careers/ Applications are taken online only, ConnectAbility is an EEO employer and welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds and abilities.
Perhaps volunteering is more how you would like to get involved with ConnectAbility and your local community. We have a program called “Community Buddies” and this joins people together through their mutual interest and those who are living close together, helping the elder people complete everyday tasks can be very rewarding and can also help build new friendships. We also have volunteers who help organise activities through Jesmond Neighborhood Centre. Contact us today for more information.