Disability Support Worker - Nelson bay NSW - PHM Health
1300 941 450 or 02 9051 0797
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Job description

PHM Health is in the business of providing services and support to people with disabilities. Our aim is to assist our participants in the pursuit of their life choices, either in their own home or the community, to enable greater quality of life experiences.

PHM Health provides support services including in-home assistance, accommodation support, and everyday life skills development both on a one-to-one basis and through group support options.

We are in search for enthusiastic and reliable Support Workers to support participants with complex behaviours.

Casual and Part-Time Positions available!

The Role:

As a Support Worker with PHM, you will be responsible for the day to day care of Participants with physical disabilities and/or mental illness. PHM Support workers enable our participants to reach their full potential by achieving their induvial goals.

The main duties of a Support Worker include, but not limited to:
  • Community access: transport to appointments and/or facilitate community outings, shopping etc
  • Personal Care: including showering, personal hygiene, continence and grooming.
  • Domestic duties: including light housework, meal preparations etc
  • Documentation: documenting all services, incidents and supports provided making sure they align with our participants goals
Skills & Requirements:
  • Mental Health experience is essential but not required.
  • Excellent work ethic, strong oral communication and written skills, can work both independently and part of the team, likes a challenge, shows initiative and problem solving.
  • Fit, energetic, and enthusiastic individual who can see the potential in people.
  • Apply a person-centred approach when supporting Participants in their own home and/or out in the community.
  • Have a background in nursing and/or experience supporting a variety of NDIS participants with mental illness, intellectual and physical disabilities
Essential Criteria:
  • Experience with mental health, aged care, community and disability care.
  • Willing to provide personal care to both male and female participants
  • Experience supporting participants using aids such as wheelchairs, walking frames or hoists or a willingness to learn.
  • Experience supporting Participants with daily living skills, food preparation and housekeeping.
  • Excellent communication skills -both verbal and written
  • Own and willing to use a comprehensively insured vehicle as part of a service – this includes transporting participants
  • Covid-19 Vaccinated and willing to have further vaccinations as directed by health authorities
  • Must be willing to travel around the Hunter Region; Nelson Bay NSW and surrounding areas.
  • NSW/International Driver’s Licence.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • NSW Working with Children’s Check.
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • NDIS Orientation Certificate.
  • New Worker NDIS Induction Module Certificate.
  • COVID-19 Training.
  • Must be vaccinated for Covid-19.

Pay is based on the SCHADS Award (Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award).

If you meet the above requirements and feel you are the person we’re looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please attach an up-to-date copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the position requirements.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join PHM Health.



Job Category: Support Worker
Job Type: Casual Part Time
Job Location: Newcastle Hunter