Work in the Booming Disability Sector
Fraser Coast Family Networks is looking for people to work in the booming disability sector. Whether you are looking for a change of career or you want to use your previous experience and knowledge in a new supportive team environment, we are keen to hear from you.
As a disability support worker, you can make an extremely positive impact in people’s lives. In this role, you will provide support to people with disability to achieve their goals, with a focus on promoting skills and abilities. You will have the opportunity to work in a team environment while enjoying the freedom to excel and assist in the development of others.
You will be joining a local, successful, professional, accredited, community based not for profit organisation that prides itself on the level of innovative, community focussed disability support in the Maryborough and Fraser Coast area. We place a high priority on the outcomes for participants and staff and create a rewarding and satisfying working environment. You will be given training and support as part of your package and will have the opportunity to learn new skills and grow as a professional support worker.
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Who we are looking for
We are looking for a "people person" who can develop genuine relationships built on mutual respect and trust. Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator and has a positive "can do" attitude in all areas of their life.
They thrive as part of a team while enjoying the responsibility and rewards of working independently as required. A FCFN employee has values and ethics that align with the goals of the organisation and finds joy in seeing others achieving goals and realising aspirations.
What do our current employees think?
All work in this sector is extremely rewarding & you get to see the positive impact on the people who you support.
Everyone deserves to be treated as an equal and I’m passionate about supporting these guys to live as full and happy a life as possible.
I love helping people and I love the way the clients respond to me when I help them achieve something. It gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction.
To help participants, it gives me the greatest sense of accomplishment and I feel as though I actually have a purpose for my job unlike other “pointless” jobs I’ve previously worked
What you will be doing
As a support worker, you will be helping people live a more rewarding life by assisting them achieve their personal goals and milestones. Your responsibilities will include personal care, emotional support and physical assistance and supervision. You may be required to assist with domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and menu planning as well as community engagement and outings such as going to the movies or shopping.
The specifics of the role will depend on each participant's needs, abilities and goals however in all cases you will be contributing to participant's social connectedness, independence, emotional wellbeing and general health.
What you will need
To become a support worker, no prior experience or qualifications are needed to apply. You will however need to have a current open driver's licence, a reliable vehicle, a smart phone and some level of computer skills. You will also require a current first aid and CPR certificate, or be willing to obtain one within the first four weeks of your employment.
You may need to be flexible with your time, as most roles in our organisation involve shift work including evenings, weekends and some of our sites require sleeping over.
What you will be part of
You will become a member of a more than 60 strong team that is forward thinking, innovative and family centric and that has a vision to enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families. You will be supported in an inclusive and friendly work environment that stems from our underlying values.
As you will be joining a Not For Profit Organisation, you will know that your dedication and commitment to helping people is not a vehicle for corporate profit, and that success is measured by the quality of support we provide. You will have access to our own online training platform, named Metas Training that is used to enhance your knowledge and skills in many areas of your employment.
As part of the team you will be encouraged to be open and honest about challenges faced and potential improvements to the way we work. You will have a management team that values it's staff and the crucial role they play in the organisation and the lives of our participants. You will be rewarded with a fantastic balanced performance package of financial reward, above industry standard training, personal support and work/life flexibility.