Job Title Disability Support Worker
Position Description

At Nextt, for more than 20 years we have been making a difference by supporting people with disability and/or mental health challenges to achieve their goals and to live an independent life.

We employ over 1800 staff and services across NSW, VIC, QLD and SA, we provide quality, person-centred support to more than 1500 clients each year.

Join our team and support our clients to get more out of life!

The Role:

Nextt has exciting opportunities for Support Workers with extensive knowledge in  Schizophrenia, ABI, Epilepsy, depression and other mental health issues across various Northern, North Eastern and Inner suburbs in Melbourne including:

  • North Melbourne
  • Craigieburn
  • Roxburgh Park
  • Greenvale
  • Broadmeadows
  • Pascoe Vale South
  • Preston
  • Montmorency
  • Fawkner
  • Glenroy
  • Fitzroy North

There is an emphasis on Skill and Capacity Building to encourage independence and confidence. 

Shifts include;

  • Skills of daily living such as self care activities
  • Skills of developing community activities
  • Provide support with trauma, anxiety and build confidence in community & social engagement
  • 1:1  Community assess to provide experiences to improve social skills and confidence
  • Manual Handling tasks, using of hoist, sling and wheelchair

Collaboration and a creative approach are encouraged so that participants reach their goals and workers have the opportunity to contribute to the development of programs.. The participant group includes all ages, diverse culture, CALD background, LGBTIQ+, diverse genders and circumstances so new workers can grow and learn. The hours of work vary (minimum 2 hours) and include weekday shifts, evening and weekend shifts. Penalty rates apply on weekends, Public Holidays, after 8pm and  after 12 pm. This is an opportunity to work with other professionals, learn and advance your career.

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of Cert IV in Mental Health/Disability/Community Services or above with minimum of 1-2 years of industry experience
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Knowledge in Complex Mental Health, Social anxiety, Mood affective disorders, Schizophrenia, Challenging physical and verbal aggression & behaviours, Trauma, Paranoia Depression and other Mental Health issues
  • Clear National Police check issued within the last 12 months
  • Working with Children Check
  • Valid Full drivers licence and reliable transport
  • Passion and commitment to provide services for those with a disability or mental illness
  • Mobile phone with internet access
  • The right to work in Australia
  • Able to provide 100 points of ID

 Other Desirable Criteria (not essential):

  •          Mental Health First Aid
  •          Suicidal Awareness Training
  •          PTSD/OCD experience
  •          Ethical Response

Please apply immediately or send through an up to date CV to NOTE: only suitable candidates will be contacted