22 Jun 2017

Freelance Disability Support Workers in Newcastle

Healthcare Australia – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Healthcare Australia require a “Disability Support Workers in Newcastle” in Newcastle NSW:

For the last 3 years, Healthcare Australia has been the largest recruitment and staffing provider in the Community Care industry and we are continuing to grow. What makes us different is that we take the time to match your skills and personality to shifts that suit you, as well as to ensure continual quality of care.


Job Description: The need for experienced support workers in the Newcastle area is phenomenal and ongoing. If successful, your aim would be to provide the best care and support to individuals with a disability and mental illness (dual diagnosis) within a group home setting or during 1:1 shifts.

(Full job description available upon request)

Essential criteria:

  • 12+ months paid experience working with individuals with a disability and mental health issue – Ability to effectively deal with high challenging behaviours
  • Experience and willingness to do personal care and manual handling – Availability of 3 or more full days – A current First Aid & CPR certificate (First Aid is valid for 3 years and CPR is valid for 1 year) or willingness to renew it – Valid Working with Children Check

Desirable criteria:

  • Qualifications in Disability/Mental Health/Community Service – PART/GIRT/TCI/ASIST certificate

Benefits of working with HCA:

  • Variety of shifts available – Employee Rewards & Loyalty Scheme! – Be a part of a nationwide company with an opportunity to travel interstate or overseas – Be given free manual handling & basic life support training – Plenty of opportunities to up skill – eHCA mobile phone app – for ease of updating your availability, submitting time sheets and viewing your booked shifts
  • No need to pay for a National Police Check – we run one ourselves!

If you meet the above requirements, please apply here or send your updated resume and brief cover letter to sonal.vaidya@healthcareaustralia.com.au. Feel free to call Sonal on (02) 9024 3204 for any enquiries.
HealthCare Australia welcomes applications from culturally and linguistically diverse candidates, those from the LGBTQIA community, people who may have a disability and/or mental illness and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
** IMPORTANT NOTE : Only suitable applicants for this position will be contacted. If you do not meet the essential criteria, you will not be contacted.

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Job Categories: Disability Services and Healthcare. Job Types: Freelance. Occupation: Professionals.

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