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 part time (up to 36 hours per week) and casual positions available. Key Responsibilities: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.You will be/have:Availability to work on a 24/7 rotating roster, including: morning, afternoon, nights and weekend shifts.Be comfortable supporting adult clients with intellectual disabilities/mental health diagnoses.Willing to undertake comprehensive training in all aspects of complex support for high physical risk situations.Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage people in skill development activities.Current Driver’s Licence (P2 and above) and your own motor vehicle.First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.Cert III in disability or relevant industry experience is highly regarded.Position Description 25 AUD Morisset 2264

Lifestyle Mentor

  • Multiple Permanent Part-Time and Casual postions available.
  • Morisset or Bonnells Bay location.
  • Make a difference in someone's life today!

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 part time (up to 36 hours per week) and casual positions available. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

You will be/have:

  • Availability to work on a 24/7 rotating roster, including: morning, afternoon, nights and weekend shifts.
  • Be comfortable supporting adult clients with intellectual disabilities/mental health diagnoses.
  • Willing to undertake comprehensive training in all aspects of complex support for high physical risk situations.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage people in skill development activities.
  • Current Driver’s Licence (P2 and above) and your own motor vehicle.
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • Cert III in disability or relevant industry experience is highly regarded.

How You Can Join the Team:

*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 and provide a NSW Working with Children Check verification number.

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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