Disability Support Worker

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIAWe are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy.  Over the years we’ve made significant progress as we’ve gone through a number of evolutions, adapting to the ever-changing issues impacting women, young and old.  We have evolved again and are transforming the way we operate. Our new 5-year strategy, the YWCA Evolve Strategy (YeS2026), has recently been launched with a focus on making women’s housing and young women’s leadership with lived experience our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact in the gender equality space.ABOUT THIS ROLEYWCA Australia is currently seeking a dedicated Disability Support Worker to join our Service Delivery Team. This role is offered on a casual basis and is based in Toowoomba.The Disability Support Worker supports and enriches the lives of persons living with a disability.  Using a person centered approach, the Disability Support Worker assists clients to build their capacity to work or volunteer in the community and to lead more independent lives. ABOUT YOUThe ideal applicant we are seeking will have:Qualifications in Individual Support or similar desiredDemonstrated understanding of the needs of people with disability and the ability to work effectively to support clients of diverse needsDemonstrated understanding of the community services sector and disability legislationAvailability to work overnight shifts will be highly regardedA current Blue Card and Yellow Card or ability to obtain oneA current First Aid/CPR Certificate and Driver’s LicenceTeam player who is approachable with strong interpersonal and listening skills together with the ability to empowerResults focused, self-motivated and a self-starter who goes above and beyondDoesn’t settle, strives for continuous improvement and has a high level of integrityThis position will require the applicant to satisfactorily meet our pre-employment requirements.  This includes:Completion of a national criminal history checkA valid relevant state-based working with children permit.Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination, which includes Government recommended boosters.People of all genders are encouraged to apply.Applications close 16 June 29022Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change. Position DescriptionView position description here 34 AUD Toowoomba