Support Worker – The Ponds Northcott


About the opportunities:

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

  • X1 61 hour line
  • X1 49 hour line

This is a challenging role that requires the successful candidate to support customers with intellectual disability and complex health needs with a high level of personal care and manual handling.

Typical duties may include: 

  • Supporting customers to develop and maintain independence.
  • Supporting customers with personal care including  complex bowel care, and other health and hygiene issues such as eating, dressing, toileting and showering and manual handling.
  • 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.

This role would be suited to those with a genuine desire to promote the independence and inclusion in society of people with disability or developmental delay, as well as a desire to support individuals to have a voice, choice, and exercise control over their own lives to achieve their individual goals.

Essential Criteria:

  • 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.
  • A commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs of our customers.
  • The ability to develop positive relationships with our customers and to support their individual care plans, as appropriate.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Flexibility to work on a 24/7 roster; you will be required to work across morning, afternoon and active night shifts, including weekend and public holiday shifts.
  • Experience with mental health and/or complex and challenging behaviours will be highly regarded.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • NSW Working With Children Check (or willingness to obtain). 
  • NDIS Worker Check
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate (or willingness to obtain).

Why work for us?

  • We are a leading disability services provider in NSW and the ACT, providing services and support for people with disability and their families and carers. 
  • You will have your contribution valued and to have opportunities to grow your career with us. 
  • A family friendly workplace is offered and support provided for staff to manage their home and work lives effectively.
  • Learning & career advancement opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are actively shortlisting for this role so please doesn’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 the recruitment process and throughout employment. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and people with a lived experience of disability and carers.

If you are a person with disability and require a reasonable workplace adjustment to participate in the recruitment process, if you have a preferred contact method or require any information provided in an alternative format, please contact Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at [email protected].

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