Support Worker – Townsville

 Are you the type of person who aims to have a positive impact on everyone you meet?Are you passionate about enabling people living with mental illness and disabilities the chance to create an independent and positive future?We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of enthusiastic mental health and disability Support Workers working across Townsville. Benefits for youHere at Open Minds, we believe in creating a supportive and positive workplace culture that is dedicated to the professional development of our team.However, we also offer so much more that includes the following:Flexible working arrangementsA permanent position with progressive wages dependent on experience and qualificationsOpportunity to salary package up to $15,900 of tax-free incomeExtra 20% Leave loading on top of your annual leave payAccess to our free counselling service How you will make a differenceBy helping clients reach their goals set out in their personal support plansImplement planned activities that promote client independenceCelebrate client’s achievementsEnable connection with community resources as desired by clientProvide domestic assistance to clients, which includes light household cleaning, laundry, and meal preparationSchedule and assist with medical appointmentsReport client’s requirements and reinforce positive behaviour What you need to get started *Please note that it is a legal requirement have had both COVID-19 Vaccinations and to hold a current and valid NDIS Worker Screening Card and Blue Card to work in this sector. If you do not hold either we recommend you apply as you cannot commence employment until you have been cleared.Strong background of identifying & mitigating risks including aggressive and self-harming behavioursHave had both doses of the coronavirus vaccination.Hold Tertiary qualifications relevant to the field is advantageous.Obtain a current QLD Blue Card and NDIS Clearance (previously known as Yellow Card).Hold a current driver's licence.Ability to work in diverse and challenging environments.Strong understanding of the difference between personal and professional relationship boundaries and can exercise emotional intelligence.Can communicate effectively with Clients, Care Leaders, and other business stakeholders.Strong understanding of the principles of privacy, confidentiality, and duty of care.Have knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and what this means to our Participants.Have flexible availability.Able to complete sleepovers or awake shifts as needed.Available to cover sick shifts/holidays at times with short notice.Understand this position requires shift work. About UsHere at Open Minds, our purpose is to enable an independent and positive future for all people living with mental illness and acquired brain injury related disability. Originally founded in 1912 as the Queensland Wattle Day League, we have a deep and proud history in providing positive health and wellbeing services across Queensland and New South Wales. Today Open Minds is recognised as a leading provider of mental health and disability support services.Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider with more than 500 employees across 35 locations. We are seeking passionate and talented individuals aligned to our values to help us deliver on our purpose.What happens next?Please ensure you attach a resume detailing why you would be a great addition to the Open Minds team! If you have any further questions, please reach out to recruitment@openminds.org.auOpen Minds acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. We are committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their unique cultural and spiritual relationship to land, water, and seas and their rich contribution to society.    60000 AUD Townsville

Support Worker - Townsville

 

Are you the type of person who aims to have a positive impact on everyone you meet?

Are you passionate about enabling people living with mental illness and disabilities the chance to create an independent and positive future?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of enthusiastic mental health and disability Support Workers working across Townsville.

 

Benefits for you

Here at Open Minds, we believe in creating a supportive and positive workplace culture that is dedicated to the professional development of our team.

However, we also offer so much more that includes the following:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A permanent position with progressive wages dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Opportunity to salary package up to $15,900 of tax-free income
  • Extra 20% Leave loading on top of your annual leave pay
  • Access to our free counselling service

 

How you will make a difference

  • By helping clients reach their goals set out in their personal support plans
  • Implement planned activities that promote client independence
  • Celebrate client’s achievements
  • Enable connection with community resources as desired by client
  • Provide domestic assistance to clients, which includes light household cleaning, laundry, and meal preparation
  • Schedule and assist with medical appointments
  • Report client’s requirements and reinforce positive behaviour

 

What you need to get started

 *Please note that it is a legal requirement have had both COVID-19 Vaccinations and to hold a current and valid NDIS Worker Screening Card and Blue Card to work in this sector. If you do not hold either we recommend you apply as you cannot commence employment until you have been cleared.

  • Strong background of identifying & mitigating risks including aggressive and self-harming behaviours
  • Have had both doses of the coronavirus vaccination.
  • Hold Tertiary qualifications relevant to the field is advantageous.
  • Obtain a current QLD Blue Card and NDIS Clearance (previously known as Yellow Card).
  • Hold a current driver's licence.
  • Ability to work in diverse and challenging environments.
  • Strong understanding of the difference between personal and professional relationship boundaries and can exercise emotional intelligence.
  • Can communicate effectively with Clients, Care Leaders, and other business stakeholders.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of privacy, confidentiality, and duty of care.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and what this means to our Participants.
  • Have flexible availability.
  • Able to complete sleepovers or awake shifts as needed.
  • Available to cover sick shifts/holidays at times with short notice.
  • Understand this position requires shift work.

 

About Us

Here at Open Minds, our purpose is to enable an independent and positive future for all people living with mental illness and acquired brain injury related disability. Originally founded in 1912 as the Queensland Wattle Day League, we have a deep and proud history in providing positive health and wellbeing services across Queensland and New South Wales. Today Open Minds is recognised as a leading provider of mental health and disability support services.

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider with more than 500 employees across 35 locations. We are seeking passionate and talented individuals aligned to our values to help us deliver on our purpose.

What happens next?

Please ensure you attach a resume detailing why you would be a great addition to the Open Minds team! If you have any further questions, please reach out to recruitment@openminds.org.au

Open Minds acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging. We are committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their unique cultural and spiritual relationship to land, water, and seas and their rich contribution to society.

 

 

 

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. Our team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering tailored supports to people living with mental ill health, disability or acquired brain injury.

www.openminds.org.au