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People Outdoors have an outstanding opportunity for motivated Disability Support Workers to combine their passion for working with people living with disability with their love for the outdoors and adventure activities. To see what opportunities are currently available please refer to the list below;


Lead Disability Support Worker (Casual)

People Outdoors have an outstanding opportunity for motivated Lead Disability Support Workers to combine their passion for working with people with a disability with their love for the outdoors and adventure activities.

The Role

The role is casual. This role involves working on weekends from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, public holidays and during school holidays. Travel will be required.

The Role’s key responsibilities are to manage:

1. Program delivery:

  • To be responsible for the delivery of programs that are flexible and ensure outcomes are positive and of high quality.
  • Provide high quality, professional and individualised support to participants.
  • Organise and facilitate participant interviews, where applicable, to provide participants with an opportunity to communicate issues / updates / suggestions to improve the service
  • Respect and develop professional relationships with participants, using appropriate terminology and creating a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Provide physical assistance as required to participants including all aspects of manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching and physical transfers of participants.
  • Provide assistance with toileting, showering, meal assistance, medication, grooming, dressing and other tasks as required.
  • Assist participants in participating in activities on camp by encouraging and facilitating involvement where possible and practical.
  • Report any observations that may affect participant activities and the running of the programs.
  • Report all incidents in accordance with policies to the Manager.
  • Support Camp Coordinator.
  • Support, mentor and lead Co-Disability Support Workers and Volunteers.
  • Liaise with family members post program.

2. Governance tasks

  • Update participant files as required and ensure that relevant documentation is available to other People Outdoors Disability Support Workers.
  • Complete all administrative tasks as required to ensure compliance with People Outdoors procedures and any other legislative requirements.
  • Record attendance and complete timesheets.
  • Participate in risk assessments and report safety concerns to the Manager.
  • Contribute to planning and development of cost effective programs.
  • Promote and support People Outdoors programs.
  • Complete any other tasks as directed by Manager or CEO

Read the full position description here.


Disability Support Worker- Recreation (Casual)

To view the Position Description, please click here.

To apply please email a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current and complete resume to peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au.

An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

For further information please contact the People Outdoors Office on (03) 9863 6824 or via email.


Disability Support Worker - Recreation - Ballarat

THE ROLE:

The role is casual and will require your attendance and participation on a camp from start to finish. This role will involve shifts from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, shifts on public holidays and during school holidays from Monday to Friday. Some minibus transports. Predominantly Ballarat and surrounds start and finish.

THE ROLE’S KEY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TO MANAGE:

Program delivery:

  • To ensure the delivery of programs that are flexible and ensure outcomes are positive and of high quality
  • Provide high quality, professional and individualised support to participants.
  • Respect and develop professional relationships with participants, using appropriate terminology and creating a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Provide physical assistance as required to participants including all aspects of manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching and physical transfers of participants.
  • Provide assistance with toileting, showering, meal assistance, medication, grooming, dressing and other tasks as required.
  • Assist participants in participating in activities on camp by encouraging and facilitating involvement where possible and practical.
  • Report any observations that may affect participant activities and the running of the programs.
  • Write incident reports and report all incidents in accordance with policies to the Lead Disability Support Worker.
  • Work together with Co-Disability Support Workers and Volunteers.

Governance tasks

  • Complete documentation of attendance and outcomes for participants.
  • Promote and support People Outdoors programs.
  • Complete any other tasks as directed by People Outdoors.

An Australian Citizenship or a current Australian Working Visa is required.

View Position Description here.

 
 
 
 


Support the work of People Outdoors in providing outdoor experiences for people with disabilities.

 

"My advice would be that if you love making others happy, helping out campers and their families, adventure activities and sometimes a challenge, then get in there and join us! We would love to have you - you never know the difference you can make and what you can achieve. I guarantee you will love it." - Rachel, Program Leader

 

 
 
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Meet our Team: Simon

Hi my name is Simon and I am the Accessibility Manager with People Outdoors based in Ballarat. I have been with the Australian Camps Association and People Outdoors since February 2020.

 
 
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Whether you want challenging activities or simply fun and recreation, Camp Kookaburra has it all!

New to People Outdoors? Please complete the our referral form so we can begin the intake process (note, completion of the intake process is required prior to attending any camp). 

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