Looking for a Female Support Worker to join the fantastic team we have in place for a 22 year male quadriplegic who lives at home with his family.
Location is south of the river
Employment is on a casual employment agreement .
Friday 0800-1100 and every second Monday 0800 – 1400. Can be negotiated for earlier finish. Relief cover if required and /or available over monday to friday.
QUALITIES OF SUPPORT WORKER.
Importance of listening to clients instructions, positioning slowly and following instructions to get correct body positioning into commode, bed and wheelchairs. . Support worker needs to be very patient and persistent to get the hoisting and positioning right.
Have excellent comprehension and understanding of English.
Taller stature can be an advantage to manage hoisting and rolling, as client is extremely tall.
Physically fit. This is a manual job.
Be able to value silence as client enjoys his own space and privacy. His shower is a time of peace and silence for him, and doesn't talk unless he is instructing.
The Support worker role is a professional working relationship. This role is not for social supports.
Looking for a person that understands relationships form organically over time with the right people.
Is self-confident in their skill set, but is flexible to the needs of the client, as client knows his own body.
Reliable Committed and Honest.
SKILL SET of the support worker
Experience in high level Spinal Cord Injury care.
This includes competence rolling, sling placement and hoisting into bed, commode chair and wheelchairs.
Showering / Personal Care/ Dressing
Ability to drive an automatic long wheelbase van. ( same as a maxi taxi with hoist)
The successful applicant will be required to have current WWC check, recent National Police Clearance, First Aid, Manual Handling competency and current C Class Licence.
Please DM message me for an email address to send further information which will include submitting a current CV stating 2 current referees.