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WA Deaf Society EOI, Disability Support Worker
WA Deaf Society EOI, Disability Support Worker

 

 

The WA Deaf Society is committed to providing excellent services to the Deaf and hard of hearing communities of
Western Australia. In response to the roll-out of the NDIS, we are recruiting motivated and appropriately qualified people to work throughout the greater Perth metropolitan region and expanded NDIS trial sites. 

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to be part of our growing team, providing services and supporting the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Significant growth is expected as more people successfully enter the NDIS. We have a wide range of services to deliver and are looking for a variety of people to deliver them.
Deaf. Hard of Hearing and hearing people are invited to apply.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and encourage NDIS participants to achieve their identified goals within their NDIS plan. This means:

-       To live independently

-       To engage more in the local community, social and recreational activities

-       To develop skills that enhance self-care and well-being

  • Provide support to strengthen individual ability to make choice and have control over own plan funding
  • Playing an important role in individual and family capacity building, including capacity for independence.
  • Supporting relationship development and community participation, contribution and inclusion.
  • Contributing to an individual’s good health and wellbeing.

Applicant will need to address the following criteria:
Job Competencies

  • Auslan competency (NAATI Accreditation or Recognition is desirable) including knowledge and understanding of Deaf and Hard of Hearing issues;  including social, linguistic and educational impacts.
  • Certificate III in Human or Community Services or other relevant qualification or life experience.
  • Knowledge of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS and WA NDIS)
  • Awareness of relevant technologies and assistive devices.
  • Working With Children’s Check (or willing to obtain).
  • National Police Clearance required.
  • Current WA driver’s license.
  • Current Senior First Aid certificate (or willing to obtain).

 Personal Competencies

  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Commitment of the rights of people with disabilities and a respect for differences
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • A good sense of reliability, honesty and responsibility.
  • Applies integrity and ethics to all work related matters and ensures personal compliance within privacy and confidentiality legislation requirements.

To express your interest please address all selection criteria in a covering letter and attach your resume.

If you are keen please apply. 

For further enquiries  or toapply please email des@wadeaf.org.au
or call/sms Kerry Revell: 9441 2638 or Tim Curtin: 0407 533 478

Application closure date 30.01.2017 5pm.

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