Mar 9th, 2023

Support Worker – Casual – Gosford

Requestion ID: req7418
Employment Type: Casual

For 50 years, New Horizons have supported tens of thousands of Australians in hundreds of communities to enhance wellbeing. Through the right advice and services, we help customers discover their potential. By putting wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.

It’s all part of our goal to provide innovative services which support individuals, strengthen communities and enhance social and emotional wellbeing for all.

If you’re looking for somewhere to pursue your passion and make a difference, then join the New Horizons team!

You will be the first point of contact for NDIS participants, families and Support Coordinators who are seeking information about New Horizons or who have chosen us to provide services for them under an NDIS plan.

Based in the Central Coast (Gosford & Wyong), the role is a Mental health Community based role as a CASUAL Support Worker with rotating shifts providing the highest quality in high needs / complex care Mental health and disability services to the community.

The hours of work vary fromweekday shifts, evening and weekend shifts. you will report to the Workforce Planning Lead with on site support from the service Team Leader in our Inclusion team.

These positions support the delivery of Community based recreational programs both group based and individualized as well as assistance with daily life and self care.

The Day to Day

  • Providing a person centred approach to help customers achieve their goals and aspirations
  • Contributing information for the development of Customer support plans
  • Providing support to customers with living skills, transport, social activities, medication and other supports as required
  • Keeping customer records up to date on a daily basis using our on line systems
  • Developing and maintain professional relationships and networks with customers, families, caregivers and key stakeholders
  • With support & guidance from the Team Leader, seek out innovative ways to enhance the customer journey
  • Managing some challenging behaviours

You are:

  • Punctual, Friendly, Outgoing, Non-Judgemental, Flexible, Persistent, Empathetic, Practical, Balanced, Compassionate, warm
  • Invested in provided the highest quality in disability services to the community.
  • Competent in working with people with a disability

What you need to have:

  • Appropriate certificate level qualification in Disability or Community Services, OR equivalent relevant experience in the human services industry
  • Valid NSW Drivers C class licence, with ability to drive vehicles in licence class, including large cars and vans.
  • Must be fit to undertake the physical requirements of customer support, including the capacity to lift 10 kilograms unassisted
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office, other common systems
  • Passion, Respect & Integrity

Ideally you will also have:

  • Experience in personal care, aged care, manual handling, disabilities or AIN (assistance in nursing) would all be highly regarded.
  • Advanced Solid knowledge of services and programs under NDIS
  • Understanding of Person-Centred Practices.
  • COVID Vaccination in line with Health Orders

New Horizons offers many salary and non-salary benefits, of which you could;

  • Take advantage of the tax benefits available only to employees who work for a not for profit organization – through lower tax deductions.
  • Utilise our Employee Assistance Program providing counselling services
  • Develop through Internal and external learning and workplace mentoring
  • Grow through Professional development opportunities and secondments
  • Access flexible work arrangements
  • Work in a supportive culture and working environment

To Apply:

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Applications closes when a suitable candidate is identified, so apply now, don’t wait!

New Horizons values diversity and encourages applications from all people. Our vision is to see happy inclusive communities work together in collaborative and inclusive ways to create opportunity and improve quality of life

New Horizons acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land.

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