About Us:Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic, values based not-for-profit organisation supporting roughly 3000 people with a disability. We have an innovative and supportive culture, guided by our values of Courage, Commitment, Connection, and Respect which is imbedded in everything we do. We celebrate when we see firsthand the difference the right supports can make in a person’s life- from improved health and wellbeing, involvement in new social activities, and new interests in the community.About Your Role:As a Lifestyle Mentor at DSA, you will be committed to providing contemporary, innovative services that promote choice and self-determination for the people you serve. You understand that not everyone’s journey is the same, and that each participant you mentor will need a tailored approach with the support they receive.You will play a key role mentoring participants with complex needs to maintain their independence by promoting social, vocational, and living skills. You will enable opportunities for choice, inclusion, and achievement at home, in the community so they can develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society.Location: Tamworth & North West NSW surroundings.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:As a Lifestyle Mentor, you are a passionate, empathetic, and caring individual who is looking to make a positive impact on the lives of people with a disability. You are calm, collected, and resilient and carry these qualities with you throughout your work. With your engaging nature, you have the ability to encourage and develop skills that will facilitate self-determination that is informed and inspirational. You are an independent and proactive worker, but you are also able to follow directions given by your managers and can work within a team environment. 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 can relate to our mission and values.You will be/have:Availability to work on a 24/7 rotating roster, including: morning, afternoon, nights, overnight and weekend shifts.Be comfortable supporting adult clients with intellectual disabilities/mental health diagnoses.Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage people in skill development activities.Experience/knowledge in supporting people with complex trauma, mental health and challenging behaviours is highly regarded.NDIS Worker Screening check or ability to obtain oneCurrent Driver’s License (P2 +) and your own motor vehicle.First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.Cert III in disability or relevant industry experience is highly regarded.What we can offer:Regular Training & Support to set you up for successFlexible roster pattern to enable you balance life and workOpportunity for career growth in one of Australia largest growing sectorOpportunity to Study Cert III in Individual SupportMost importantly a role where you feel you are making a differenceHow You Can Join the Team:To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. To work at DSA, the successful applicant must undergo NDIS Worker 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.DSA is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited agency resumes or applications.Job Description 28 AUD Tamworth 2340

Lifestyle Mentor

About Us:

Disability Services Australia (DSA) is a dynamic, values based not-for-profit organisation supporting roughly 3000 people with a disability. We have an innovative and supportive culture, guided by our values of Courage, Commitment, Connection, and Respect which is imbedded in everything we do. We celebrate when we see firsthand the difference the right supports can make in a person’s life- from improved health and wellbeing, involvement in new social activities, and new interests in the community.

About Your Role:

As a Lifestyle Mentor at DSA, you will be committed to providing contemporary, innovative services that promote choice and self-determination for the people you serve. You understand that not everyone’s journey is the same, and that each participant you mentor will need a tailored approach with the support they receive.

You will play a key role mentoring participants with complex needs to maintain their independence by promoting social, vocational, and living skills. You will enable opportunities for choice, inclusion, and achievement at home, in the community so they can develop the skills and capabilities they need to gain independence and participate in society.

  • Location: Tamworth & North West NSW surroundings.

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:

As a Lifestyle Mentor, you are a passionate, empathetic, and caring individual who is looking to make a positive impact on the lives of people with a disability. You are calm, collected, and resilient and carry these qualities with you throughout your work. With your engaging nature, you have the ability to encourage and develop skills that will facilitate self-determination that is informed and inspirational. You are an independent and proactive worker, but you are also able to follow directions given by your managers and can work within a team environment. 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 can relate to our mission and values.

You will be/have:

  • Availability to work on a 24/7 rotating roster, including: morning, afternoon, nights, overnight and weekend shifts.
  • Be comfortable supporting adult clients with intellectual disabilities/mental health diagnoses.
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage people in skill development activities.
  • Experience/knowledge in supporting people with complex trauma, mental health and challenging behaviours is highly regarded.
  • NDIS Worker Screening check or ability to obtain one
  • Current Driver’s License (P2 +) and your own motor vehicle.
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • Cert III in disability or relevant industry experience is highly regarded.

What we can offer:

  • Regular Training & Support to set you up for success
  • Flexible roster pattern to enable you balance life and work
  • Opportunity for career growth in one of Australia largest growing sector
  • Opportunity to Study Cert III in Individual Support
  • Most importantly a role where you feel you are making a difference
How You Can Join the Team:

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. 

To work at DSA, the successful applicant must undergo NDIS Worker 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.

DSA is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited agency resumes or applications.

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