Community Support Worker - Children and Youth - Disability

Extended Families Australia

Craigieburn, VIC

Posted 4/18/2021

Inclusion Support Workers Wanted

Join our Extended Family…and make a real and lasting difference for children and young adults with a disability.

The LinC program (Linking+Inclusion+Community) offers ‘one on one’ support to assist children and young people to access the community by building skills to enable participation, and providing support for equal access to mainstream activities.

If you are wanting to use your planning, skill-building, behaviour support and motivational skills to support children and young adults achieve their life-skills goals, then we encourage you to apply. We are looking for people who are happy to work short shift times and commit to families for 12 months at a minimum.

Who we are:

We are a disability services organisation that specialises in providing social inclusion and community participation support to young people with disabilities.

We are growing our team of Inclusion Workers and will be selecting motivated, professional, engaging people who are looking for casual, ongoing work with families. We think this is a fantastic opportunity for allied health, social work and psychology students to experience practical, on the job experience in their chosen field of study.

Who you are:

Ideally you will have past experience working in disability support, be studying in a relevant field, and/or hold Certificate 4 in Disability Services. You will be required to provide evidence of a valid NDIS Worker Screening Clearance, a current employee Working with Children Check, and an International Police Check (if required). You must also hold up-to-date First Aid and CPR Certificates (HLTAID003) and a current Driver Licence with access to an insured motor vehicle.

What the role involves:

You would be providing practical support in a range of real-life activities that help young people learn independence skills, develop genuine relationship and engage in their community. See below examples of these activities and the skills you will be supporting with.

Getting ready for school

Keeping track of time - Speech Therapy

Learning the skills to get ready independently and manage time - Occupational Therapy

Practicing person centred approaches - Social Work

Weekly basketball game

Improving strength and endurance - Physiotherapy

Developing emotional regulation skills, learning to be a good sport - Psychology

Developing effective communication skills and maintaining community inclusion - Social Work

Going to the library

Searching an online catalogue - Occupational Therapy

Developing and modelling effective engagement skills - Social Work and Speech Therapy

Taking the train to the city

Managing unexpected situations - Psychology and Speech Therapy

Learning appropriate social cues and skills - Speech, Psychology and Occupational Therapy

Planning a trip and topping up Myki - Occupational Therapy

Where and When:

Roles will be based across metropolitan Melbourne and you choose the hours and positions that suite you.

Key times for this role include before and after school, weekends and school holidays but they can occur at any time. Frequency may be on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis and shift durations usually range from 2-4 hours.

Further information and application process - Please apply online.

The Position Description, Selection Criteria and Application Process are available on our website:

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $28.86 – $35.51 per hour

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $28.86 – $35.51 per hour

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