Disability Support Mentors | Living, Lifestyle and Community Support at Eurella
Do you have what it takes to join Eurella's Living, Lifestyle and Community Support team as a newest Disability Support Mentor?
Eurella Community Services are on the lookout for motivated, caring and capable Support Mentors to join our growing team to provide individual and group support to clients in-home on a casual basis. Our Support Mentors are passionate about inspiring individuals to pursue their interests and to optimise their learning, employment and social opportunities.
We are specifically looking for committed individuals who are interested in providing evening, overnight, and weekend support for clients. Due to our increasing work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse clients (CALD), we encourage applicants who speak multiple languages.
With a coveted location in Sydney’s inner-west, and several opportunities available, this role is ideal for those who are already pursuing a career in disability support, as well as those looking for an exciting career change. Training and professional development opportunities can be provided for suitable candidates.
This rewarding role provides assistance across all areas of daily life and in a range of settings including in the home, education settings, the workplace or in the community. Support can be provided to individuals or in groups. Types of support can include the development of life-skills, assistance with personal care, engaging in social, cultural, recreational, sporting and community activities, transportation, domestic assistance and meal preparation.
To be considered for the role please address the following criteria in your cover letter:
- A completed Cert III Qualification in Individual Support and/or Disability, or higher. If a candidate does not hold a relevant qualification, they must be willing to obtain.
- NDIS Worker Screening Check is required for people that have not worked in disability previously.
- Flexible availability - with an ability to work evenings, overnight shifts, and weekends preferred.
- Experience and/or willingness with training to support people with disabilities with activities of daily living with a commitment to providing person-centered high-quality services.
- Good interpersonal skills including the ability to solve problems, garner confidence and develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- The ability to build positive relationships with the client, upholding their rights with empathy, respect, responsiveness and dignity.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work within and demonstrate Eurella Community Services’ values and ethos in all areas of work.
- Demonstrates qualities of a team player, working collaboratively with others and can equally work independently.
- Proficiency in use of technology including notebooks, smart phones & email.
- A current Australian driver’s license and reliable vehicle with comprehensive insurance coverage.
- A current First Aid qualification or willingness to obtain before commencement.
- Clearance for both the National Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check.
- Appropriate visa working permit rights to work in Australia.
- Traineeship opportunities will be made available for the right candidate.
Eurella has played an active role in advocating for and providing essential supports and services to people with disability for over 65 years. The heart of what we do is to inspire and empower people with disabilities, fostering each person’s ability to learn, succeed, connect and contribute, cultivating resilience, enjoyment and self-determination to achieve all that is possible.
What we offer:
As an employer we acknowledge the valuable contribution of our staff through:
- NFP Tax benefit salary packaging
- Opportunity for permanent employment
- Traineeships to obtain a formal qualification in disability for eligible employees on commencement
- Ongoing mentoring, support and professional development opportunities
- Employee recognition awards
- Exciting and diverse project and career development pathways
- Social and community events for employees
- Supportive team environment in a values-based organisation
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic organisation at an exciting time of growth and strategic change. If you are caring, adaptable, self-motivated, committed to providing a high-quality service and upholding the dignity and rights of people with a disability we would love for you to apply.
All children, young people and adults who attend Eurella have a right to feel and to be safe. To ensure the best interest of clients are met, all appointments are subject to successful pre-employment screening including reference checking, a current working with children check clearance in addition to a national criminal record check clearance.
Want to learn more about the role?
For further information about the role please contact Eurella on 02 9747 4810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting your application:
To submit your online application, visit our website at www.eurella.org.au/employment-application-form and complete the online employment application attaching the cover letter and resume.
Close of business, Friday 19th March, 2021.