Disability Services provides homes for adults with intellectual disabilities. Some of these people also have a physical disability.
Disability Services provides continuous support to residents adults through direct care staff, known as Social Trainers.
Please note : Disability Services is currently NOT advertising for Social Trainer positions. However, when Disability Services resumes advertising for Social Trainer staff, the following will apply :
Who can apply?
You can apply for a Social Trainer, Level 1 position if you :
have an Australian driver's licence
have evidence of English at the Australian Year 10 level or the ability to pass our assessment of written and spoken English at this level
are willing to undergo comprehensive criminal history screening and pre-employment medical
are able to work full-time for at least the first four weeks of your employment, to undertake paid, full-time, on-the-job training (this includes part-time and casual employees)
are able to study towards the Certificate III in Disability, during business hours, if you do not already hold this qualification.
Please note : You do not need formal qualifications or previous experience in disability work to apply for a Social Trainer, Level 1 position.
Instead, you will be required to study to gain the Certificate III in Disability.
However, if in the course of your application for a Social Trainer, Level 1 position, you can demonstrate relevant experience, and relevant qualifications held and units / subjects gained, you may be considered for similar vacancies at a higher classification level (Social Trainer, Level 2).
If you are being considered for similar vacancies at a higher classification level, you will be provided with job information and selection criteria prior to any assessment.
Please note : Disability Services reserves the right to alter any of the above requirements and / or processes without notice.
Any changes will be fully outlined and incorporated into all subsequent advertising materials.
As a Social Trainer, Level 1 you will :
support both female and male adults with their daily activities, such as personal care (eg dressing, showering, eating), running a home (eg cooking, vacuuming, laundry), going out (eg food or clothes shopping, going to the doctor)
assist to teach residents daily life skills by following documented training programs
integrate residents into the community by organising holidays and leisure activities (eg going to a concert, meeting friends, trying a new activity)
give out medication following written instructions
work with a wide range of families and people in the community
be in contact with other organisations that provide similar services
have regular access to job-related, personal development workshops and training events.
In addition to the above, as a Social Trainer, Level 2 and 3 you will :
write up lifestyle plans and routines for adults with disability
identify and analyse training needs of the adults with disability you support
develop training programs to address those needs.
We are looking for people who have :
an interest in helping others to become more independent
awareness of the importance of respect towards others
a caring and sensitive personality
varied life experience and a non-judgmental approach.