Direct Support Professional – Melbourne (All Areas)
About the Opportunity
Inclusion Melbourne is a uniquely innovative organisation based in Armadale and Sunshine that supports people with a disability in personalised community arrangements.
At Inclusion Melbourne we have a vision for people with intellectual disability to share the benefits of living in and contributing to the broader community. We want to give people the opportunity to realise their potential, build long-term freely given relationships and be welcomed as equal and respected citizens.
We are recruiting people interested in working with adults with an intellectual disability. Potential for ongoing permanent employment. You must be available at least 4 to 5 days per week and be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
We are looking for positive values driven people who are passionate about supporting a diverse range of people with many interests, including art, gardening, work and outdoor activities. You will facilitate community inclusion and support opportunities for skills, self-worth, confidence and interests to develop and grow. Experience is not essential, however will be highly regarded. If you do not have experience – we will provide training.
If you have been working out of hours and weekends and would like more time with your family, this opportunity will interest you!
Hours available Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. Regular ongoing work available.
No groups – all 1:1 support in the community. Various locations ranging from Preston to Springvale & Sunshine to Box Hill.
Please call Harvey on 0401 304 439 or regularly check out our current vacancies https://inclusionmelbourne.org.au/get-involved/careers/current-job-vacancies/
About the Role
The purpose of the direct support professional role is to work closely with the people we support to facilitate the development of their potential and in attaining valued roles that promote the dignity, independence, choices, opportunities, rights and responsibilities of each person. This is achieved by extending their skills and networks within the community, and being an appropriate role model through ensuring a positive image of people with a disability in the community.
You will also be required to complete written documentation, participate as a member of a team and contribute to the development and monitoring of service users individual plans.
We are looking for positive people who would be interested in supporting a diverse range of people with many interests, including art, gardening and outdoor activities. You will facilitate community connection and allow the opportunity for skills and interests to develop and grow. An understanding of supporting people with Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis as well as experience in using communication devices is highly desirable.
To be considered you must hold a current driver’s license and have access to a reliable insured vehicle. Mileage is payable via salary reimbursement.
You will also need to have a smartphone (iPhone/Android) with capability to download a software application to accept and manage shifts.
The following attributes will be highly regarded:-
• Strong literacy and numeracy skills
• A deep commitment to supporting people with disabilities to pursue their dreams
• An ability to connect people with their local communities
• Certificate IV or equivalent in the disability field (highly regarded)
• Sound understanding of and experience in supporting people with autism spectrum disorder, communication difficulties and behaviors of concern
• Experience in manual handling and assisting people with their personal care
• Ability to work a minimum of 10 hours per week
• Flexibility will be highly regarded
Salary is based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Level 2 (Pay Point Range 1–4) from $35.51 to $38.75. Rate of pay will be based on relevant qualifications and experience.
Generous salary packaging benefits (reduces your taxable income) which means more take home pay!
For more information regarding this position, please call Harvey on 0401 304 439
An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your application. Please re-submit your application, if the auto reply has not been received
Prospective candidates will need to undergo a series of safety screening checks before appointment to any position with Inclusion Melbourne. Inclusion Melbourne’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of the people we support. Safety screening includes a National Police history check, proof of identity and a check of employment history. You will also be subject to a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check.
From 1st February you will also need to have a NDIS worker screening check clearance (NDIS clearance) before commencing work.
Applications for the NDIS check can be made from 1 February 2021 online through Service Victoria. https://service.vic.gov.au
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Inclusion Melbourne is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse needs of the people we support. Inclusion Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a disability, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the LGBTIQ community