Direct Support Professional

About the Role

We are looking for a person who is interested in work with a man who enjoys being outside bush walking and enjoying the local parks.  The role will involve supporting the person to pursue his interests in his local community.   He would prefer to be supported by a person who shares his interests, and as experience with working with people with ASD and behaviours of concern.

The purpose of the Direct Support Professional role is to work closely with the people we support and their Support Coordinators to promote the dignity, independence, choices, opportunities, rights and responsibilities of each person.  This is achieved by extending their skills and networks within the community, and being an appropriate role model through ensuring a positive image of people with a disability in the community.

You will also be required to complete written documentation, participate as a member of a team and contribute to the development and monitoring of service users individual plans.

To be considered you must hold a current driver’s license and have access to a reliable insured vehicle.   In addition to an hourly rate staff are reimbursed for work related travel.

You will also need to have a smartphone (iPhone/Android) with capability to download a software application to accept and manage shifts.

The following attributes will be highly regarded:-

  • Ability to work a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week
  • Available at least 3 to 4 days per week
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • A deep commitment to supporting people with disabilities to pursue their dreams
  • An ability to connect people with their local communities
  • Reliability
  • Certificate IV or equivalent in the disability field
  • Sound understanding of and experience in supporting people with autism spectrum disorder, communication difficulties and behaviours of concern
  • Experience in manual handling and assisting people with their personal care

Salary

Salary is based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010  Level 2 (Pay Point Range 1–4 ) from $30.70 to $33.49, dependent on qualifications and experience.  Generous salary packaging benefits available to increase your take home pay.

Safety screening checks

Prospective candidates will need to undergo a series of safety screening checks before appointment to any position with Inclusion Melbourne.   Inclusion Melbourne’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of the people we support. Safety screening includes a National Police history check, proof of identity and a check of employment history.  Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check.

You will also be subject to a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check.  This is a check of an individual’s name against a DHHS database that records individuals who pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability.  If your name is on the list, you will be ineligible to work for Inclusion Melbourne.

Further Information 

For more information regarding this role, please call (03) 9509 4266

Position Description

Please click for a copy of the Direct Support Professional Position Description

How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application form on the “Apply Now” page , attach your resume and a covering letter that addresses the key selection criteria.

An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application, if the auto reply has not been received.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inclusion Melbourne is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse needs of the people we support.  Inclusion Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a disability, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the LGBTIQ community.