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Reference Number 20875
Position Title Community Support Worker
Employment Type Casual
Location COORPAROO QLD
Hours Per Week 1.00
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Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

We support more than 27,500 people of all ages and life stages, and circumstances. We do this through 28 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; 30 clinics; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits a highly skilled Community Support Worker to join our trans disciplinary team in Coorparoo.

Responsibilities

As a Community Support Worker at Vision Australia you will deliver provide and deliver recreation,community access and intervention strategies to support clients who are blind or have low vision. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Running client groups in consultation with clients to meet individual and group needs
  • Providing recreational and community based services to ensure our clients reach their individual service goals
  • Provide direction, support and training to our volunteers assisting in recreational activities

Essential Job Competencies

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Certificate III in Disability or equivalent relevant experience
  • Open Driver's Licence and vehicle
  • Current First- Aid Certificate (or within the first three months of appointment)
  • Previous experience working with people with disabilities in a community setting
  • Ability to communicate with all stakeholders with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position including providing personal care and transferring people with a physical disability, adhering to safe manual handling principles and OH&S guidelines.

Our Benefits

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environment
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity, like never before, to live the life they choose?   Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. All candidates MUST address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. 

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person Melissa Stewart
Contact Number 0429042359
Alternate Contact Person Clare Bartholomew
Alternate Contact Number 0438218944
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
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