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Disability Support Worker

Join a small, collaborative team providing support to clients participating in a range of activities through our Day Options & Experiences program

  • Bedford Day Options and Experiences program located in Port Pirie
  • Casual roles available with most shifts offered within school hours
  • Respected and well-know organisation
  • Supportive and inclusive environment

About Bedford

Bedford exists to support people with disability to live the life they choose through a diverse range of skill-building opportunities, from social activities, experiences, supported employment and open employment. Underpinning this is the belief that diversity, inclusion and acceptance equals belonging for people of all abilities.

People with disability who live, work, and receive care from Bedford need to do more than just get by, they should be given the opportunity and resources to learn, grow and live meaningful, confident lives.

About the Role

Port Pirie Day Options and Experiences have casual roles available with shifts offered 7 days a week. This role provides an opportunity to engage in a variety of activities with our clients, focusing on empowering them to achieve their goals and develop new skills within a supportive, positive, and fun environment. Activities our clients enjoy include arts and crafts, lego and construction, science activities and an explorers group.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Provide 1:1 or 1:3 support
  • Support clients to achieve their NDIS goals
  • Complete progress and incident reports
  • Work with clients to promote individual choice and control
  • Provide transport to clients as required
  • Maintain a duty of care for clients, other staff, and yourself

About You

As an experienced and qualified support worker with knowledge of the NDIS Practice Standards, Code of Conduct and Quality and Safeguarding Framework, you will have a person-centred approach, and a genuine passion for working with people with disability to help them achieve their goals and build new skills. You will be enthusiastic and energetic in your approach and as a bonus, may have the opportunity to share one of your own hobbies, skills, or passions with the clients, contributing to the success of our growing Day Options program.

Other skills and qualifications include:

  • Minimum Cert III in Disability (or equivalent)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Flexibility to be on call and work a range of shifts when required
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • A positive focus to ‘do with and not for’ to empower our clients

For this role the following documents must be provided prior to a formal offer of employment with Bedford.

  • A National Police Clearance (no older than six months old)
  • Driver’s licence
  • NDIS worker screening clearance, or other NDIS approved clearance to work in the disability sector
  • Evidence of right to work in Australia
  • 100 points of identification

What’s in it for you?

  • Reduce the amount of tax you pay each year with access to generous PBI salary packaging which can be used towards paying rent, mortgage, utilities, loan repayments, childcare, novated leases and more
  • Casual day shifts available supporting a healthy work / life balance
  • Encouraging and supportive team environment
  • Dedicated training days to enhance your skills within the industry
  • Use of a Bedford pool vehicle to transport clients
  • Work for a well-respected, and established disability organisation
  • Access to Bedford’s generous rewards and recognition program
  • Gain a real sense of purpose as you see clients reach their potential and watch their independence grow
  • Experience the rewarding feeling of being a part of our clients’ journey and seeing the joy it brings

Applications close 31 May 2024 Apply Here

At Bedford, we believe in fostering a diverse, accepting, and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from individuals of all gender identities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations people, and those with disabilities.

Please do not hesitate to contact Bedford Recruitment on 08 8275 0211 or via email at to discuss any of your access needs. We're committed to promoting a welcoming and supportive environment for all candidates, and we look forward to hearing from you.