Take The Next Step As A Disability Support Worker With Nextt
A real opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.
The opportunity to make a difference to your career development.
A warm, inclusive working environment built on shared goals and respect.
Our clients are the best people, with the best stories to share!
With over 1,800 staff across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, Nextt is one of the largest providers of disability support services in Australia. We help people with physical or mental health challenges achieve their goals and live independent lives.
Our people are highly motivated, because they know they’re making a meaningful difference to the lives of the people we support. We assist over 1,500 clients every year, with a level of personalised care that gives both our clients and team a great deal of satisfaction.
This is an opportunity to help change people’s lives, and enjoy substantial career growth opportunities so you can achieve your own ambitions.
Is Nextt the right fit for you?
You’re independent, reliable and accountable.
You have 1-2 years’ of disability support experience.
You are qualified – we need people with a minimum of Cert IV in Aged Care/Disability Care/Community Services or equivalent.
While we’re talking about certification, you’ve also got a current First Aid and CPR Certificate, and have passed a Working With Children check, National Police Check and manual handling check.
You’ll be on the road a bit, so you’ll need a full driver’s license and a car that can be trusted.
You’ll also need a phone so clients can contact you while you’re on the road.
Finally, you’ll need to have the right to work in Australia, and 100 points of ID proof – just so we can be sure who you are.
Bonus points? In addition to the qualifications outlined above, we like to work with people who:
Have proven experience in delivering a client-centred approach to their work.
Have some existing experience – with mental health services in particular.
Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical, intellectual, and psycho-social disabilities.
Some proven experience with hoist and manual handling.
So, what will you actually be doing? The best thing about working with Nextt is that no two days will be the same. You’ll be getting up to:
Assisting people with daily living, with a focus on self-care and high intensity personal care activities.
Helping customers develop skills and participate in community activities.
Implementing a client-centred approach in delivering services and support.
Providing community access to clients so they can improve social skills and confidence.
Assist with high-level manual handling tasks.
Work with people of all ages, cultures, genders, LGBTIQ+ backgrounds, CALD backgrounds and life circumstances.
Please note that this job involves weekday shifts, evening and weekend shifts. Of course, penalty rates apply for weekends, Public Holidays, and after 8pm and after 12pm.
Why Nextt is your ideal employer?
We offer real and meaningful career paths to our people, from starting out right to the top of their field.
We invest in additional training – continue to build your skills and qualifications while you work with us!
Mentoring – our team is willed with highly experienced industry professionals that will take you under their wing.
A positive, proactive, vibrant and community-orientated culture.
Remuneration that reflects that we only work with the best, and we respect our people.
As a Disability Support Worker, you will be providing care and assistance to people with physical and/or mental health disability.
You’ll be supporting people with disability to reach their individual goals, to become more independent and to get much more out of life.
This work can be challenging – but it is also extremely rewarding – knowing you are making a real difference to someone’s life – as well as the lives of their families and the communities in which they live – each-and-every day.
This guide provides a short overview of some of the things you need to know if you’d like to become a Disability Support Worker.
It includes information on required qualifications and checks, additional training to help you perform at your very best, how to apply for current roles, and future career path opportunities.
Guide to Becoming a Support Worker PDF
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8.30 am to 5pm on
0734 986 311
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