About Us:Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic values based organisation supporting over 2000 people with a disability. We support people to develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society. We take pride in enabling opportunities for choice, inclusion and achievement for people with a disability.About Your Role:As our Mentor, you’re not just supporting people. You are role models for change. When assisting our participants, you challenge assumptions and dare to think differently. This role will have you play a key role assisting participants with complex support needs to integrate and engage safely into the community. With encouragement and mentoring, you will support our participants to maintain their independence by promoting social, vocational and living skills. You will also work with the mentoring team to break down any negative community values, and promote the dignity, independence and rights of each person.We have several Casual positions available. Key Responsibilities:Ability to work flexibly across a 24/7 rotating roster, including weekends and public holiday shifts. Providing quality support to assist our customers who live at a DSA run accommodation site. (Some of whom may have had involvement with the criminal justice system/corrective services).Enhancing the lives of people with a background in trauma & mental health through choice, inclusion and goal setting.Promoting living skills such as house maintenance cooking, meal planning, budgeting etc.Developing relationships and social networks to assist our participants to integrate into the community in line with the NDIS plans.Provide personal care if required such as grooming, toileting, brushing teeth, showering.Foster teamwork, by working collaboratively with colleagues.About You:You are compassionate, open minded and a champion for change. With your qualifications in Disability/Nursing/community or in a similar industry and/or relevant industry experience, you understand the challenges that our participants face. You are a team player who is resilient and thrive to achieve results when faced with challenges. With your engaging nature, you have the ability to encourage and develop mentoring that will facilitate self-determination that is informed and inspirational. You consider your communication and interpersonal skills to be your greatest strengths, and have the ability to resolve conflict. Importantly, you have a passion for the sector and relate to our mission and values.Experience/knowledge supporting people with complex trauma and challenging behaviours is highly regarded.Flexibility to work on a 24/7 rotating roster with overnight shiftsSkills/Interest in gardening, art and carpentry- desirable but not essentialPosition Description 30 AUD Tamworth 2340

Community Mentor

  • Multiple casual positions available
  • Tamworth location
  • Not for profit benefits

About Us:

Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic values based organisation supporting over 2000 people with a disability. We support people to develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society. We take pride in enabling opportunities for choice, inclusion and achievement for people with a disability.

About Your Role:

As our Mentor, you’re not just supporting people. You are role models for change. When assisting our participants, you challenge assumptions and dare to think differently. This role will have you play a key role assisting participants with complex support needs to integrate and engage safely into the community. With encouragement and mentoring, you will support our participants to maintain their independence by promoting social, vocational and living skills. You will also work with the mentoring team to break down any negative community values, and promote the dignity, independence and rights of each person.

We have several Casual positions available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work flexibly across a 24/7 rotating roster, including weekends and public holiday shifts. 
  • Providing quality support to assist our customers who live at a DSA run accommodation site. (Some of whom may have had involvement with the criminal justice system/corrective services).
  • Enhancing the lives of people with a background in trauma & mental health through choice, inclusion and goal setting.
  • Promoting living skills such as house maintenance cooking, meal planning, budgeting etc.
  • Developing relationships and social networks to assist our participants to integrate into the community in line with the NDIS plans.
  • Provide personal care if required such as grooming, toileting, brushing teeth, showering.
  • Foster teamwork, by working collaboratively with colleagues.

About You:

You are compassionate, open minded and a champion for change. With your qualifications in Disability/Nursing/community or in a similar industry and/or relevant industry experience, you understand the challenges that our participants face. You are a team player who is resilient and thrive to achieve results when faced with challenges. With your engaging nature, you have the ability to encourage and develop mentoring that will facilitate self-determination that is informed and inspirational. You consider your communication and interpersonal skills to be your greatest strengths, and have the ability to resolve conflict. Importantly, you have a passion for the sector and relate to our mission and values.

  • Experience/knowledge supporting people with complex trauma and challenging behaviours is highly regarded.
  • Flexibility to work on a 24/7 rotating roster with overnight shifts
  • Skills/Interest in gardening, art and carpentry- desirable but not essential

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.

*Please note that successful candidates will need to be comfortable working with participants who have an offending background.

To apply, please click on ‘Apply for this job now’.

To work at DSA, the successful applicant must undergo a Police Record Check, provide a NSW Working with Children Check verification number and provide or attain a First Aid Certificate. 

DSA is an EEO employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all members of the community.

DSA appreciates the time and effort candidates have taken to submit their applications however, please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

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