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Disability Support Worker (Sleepovers) Port Macquarie

Omnicare - Port Macquarie, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Job Description

Omnicare is an established not-for-profit organisation supporting people in our communities who are aged, living with dementia, or with disabilities in the Hastings, Manning and Macleay communities. Omnicare has a vision for an inclusive community where we support and empower our clients and carers with innovative client-directed care.

We have vacancies in our Support Worker Team for casual Support Workers, providing in home sleepover services in Port Macquarie. We are currently looking for team members to cover sleepovers Monday through to Sunday with shifts being approximately 6 pm to 9.00 am depending on the client

The purpose of the Support Worker role is to work as part of a care team to promote and maintain peoples’ independence in their home and community. Under the direction of the Planning Coordinator, the support worker will provide consistent quality services in accordance with the client’s support needs, including transport, personal and domestic services, and contribute to care planning to meet the changing needs of clients. Sleepover shifts generally provide client assistance for meals, medication, personal needs and getting to bed. You may also be required to rise during the night if the client needs assistance.

Our Support Workers deliver service by adhering to the WISER and best practice principles, Aged and Disability Standards, and Consumer Directed Care principles.

The successful applicants will demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including, clients, carers, family members, staff and external stakeholders.

Support workers promote Omnicare’s mission and principles working within Omnicare’s Code of Conduct, and client’s support plan.

To be successful in this position, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to meet each of the essential criteria outlined below.

Selection Criteria

· Certificate III in Individual support or related discipline (applicants with Cleaning Certificates will be considered)

· Current First Aid Certificate

· Current NSW Driver’s license and reliable, comprehensively insured, vehicle.

· Cleared National Police Check (within 3 months old)

· Working with Children Check (WWCC)

· Commitment to Consumer Directed care and completing training in the WISER Approach in Community Care (within a reasonable timeframe).

· Physical capacity to perform manual handling tasks.

· Demonstrated experience of working with vulnerable people within the community using a person-centered approach.

· Excellent customer service skills.

· The ability to positively contribute within the team to create new ideas, systems, and relationships for the success of the company.

· Possess a smartphone or device suitable for community-based work.

Closing date: Sunday 14 March 2021

Omnicare is an EEO employer. Persons with lived experience of disability, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. Omnicare offers flexible working conditions to enable work-life balance.

To apply for this position please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria.

Part-time hours: 8 - 38 per week

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $26.00 – $38.00 per hour


  • Travel reimbursement


  • Afternoon shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift
  • Night shift
  • Public holidays
  • Weekend


  • Australian National Police Check (Required)
  • First Aid (Required)
  • Australian driver's licence (Required)
  • Working With Children (WWC) Check (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • Permitted to work permanently with no restriction on hours (e.g. citizen, permanent resident) (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitising, disinfecting or cleaning procedures in place

Port Macquarie, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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