Support Worker – Merrylands Northcott


Northcott is currently looking for a committed, friendly and professional individual to join our Accommodation and Respite Services Team in Merrylands, on a Permanent Part-time basis. Vacant (fortnightly) line details are as follows:

  • 1 x 50 hour line

This is a challenging role that requires the successful candidate to support customers with intellectual disability, complex and ageing support needs.

Typical duties may include: 

  • Supporting customers to develop and maintain independence.
  • Supporting customers with personal care including bowel care, and other health and hygiene issues such as eating, dressing, toileting and showering.
  • Performing various household tasks including menu planning, cooking and serving meals, cleaning, shopping and other activities of daily living.
  • Implementing behaviour support plans aimed at supporting individuals who demonstrate behaviours of concern to achieve their goals.

Essential Criteria :

  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs of our customers
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with our customers and to support their individual care plans, as appropriate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Flexibility to work on a 24/7 rotating roster; you will be required to work across morning, afternoon and active night shifts, including weekend and public holiday shifts
  • Experience with intellectual disability, aged care,  mental health and behaviours of concern.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence 
  • Evidence of compliance with any Public Health Orders applicable at the time – including evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination or medical contraindication certificate if applicable to you
  • NSW Working With Children Check (or willingness to obtain) 
  • National Police Check (or willingness to obtain) 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate (or willingness to obtain)

The closing date for these positions will be the 1st September 2022 We will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period so please don’t hesitate to apply.

We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes or applications. Northcott is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited agency resumes or applications.

When applying internally, Northcott employees are required to notify their Manager and should be aware that their Manager may be asked to endorse their application.

Covid Vaccination Status

The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. This means that we require all of our employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 and maintain regular booster shots (unless granted an exemption). Please attach evidence of your current vaccination status or medical exemption. Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Northcott actively promotes diversity and inclusion in our recruitment process and throughout your employment. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQ+, people with a lived experience of disability and carers.

Reasonable workplace adjustments are available. Applicants should feel free to discuss their needs with their Recruitment Consultant and can email [email protected] at any time to start this process.

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