- Darwin location, Fulltime (Fixed Term)
- Have a real impact on the health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities
- Work with a down to earth team, dedicated to what we do
We have a great opportunity for dedicated and experienced individual to join our All of Service team as the NDIS Support Worker. Take on an important role improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by reaching out to the community and promoting better health choices. We will provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.
- About Us
Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.
- About the role
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Individual Capacity Building (ICB) activities to build the capacity of people with a disability by ensuring they have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to set and achieve their goals.
- You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, one helping hand at a time.
- You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.
- You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what we do.
- You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.
- You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to progress your career - follow your path at Danila Dilba.
- Responsibilities include:
- Providing Information of available services and agencies to support people with disabilities within their communities.
- Assist children, young people, parents, families care givers to establish linkages within their communities.
- Involving the client’s family / carer as appropriate in broadening their linkages and capacity building within their community.
- Providing appropriate information and assistance consistent with the requirements of the role (this may be in the client’s home or clinic setting)
- Maintaining quality client medical records
- Understand how the social determinants of health (environment, economic and social inequalities) have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
- Employ a holistic, culturally appropriate approach to the client, drawing out cultural or social issues which may be impacting the client.
- In consultation with other team members, work to develop and implement solutions to client needs (e.g. referral to relevant service providers for support regarding accommodation, finances, well-being, and daily living, etc.)
- Provide information to the broader DDHS Team of the practical realities facing the client to build a culturally sensitive health plan which increases client ownership and self-determination.
- Use sensitive communication (yarning) approaches to check a client’s understanding of their issues and any medical treatment or medications required to improve their health.
- Are you the right person?
The successful candidate will have:
- Proven well-developed knowledge of and contemporary experience in working with client’s disabilities (e.g. Autism, Psychosocial Disability, Developmental Delay, Other Sensory/Speech).
- ‘Lived experience’ of person/s with a disability (e.g. Self, family member, community member, direct client work).
- Knowledge of the social determinants of health (environment, economic and social inequalities) that have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Demonstrated ability to use culturally sensitive ways to ensure improved client access to DDHS, NDIS and OR other specialist disability services.
- Understanding of practical realities facing clients to help build a culturally sensitive plan which increases client ownership and self-determination by supporting the client to have all relevant information, create linkages and build capacity within their community.
- Support clients to undertake Individual Capacity Building Activities (ICB) to support clients with a disability to have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to set and achieve their goals.
- Well-developed knowledge of relevant health and related services in the Darwin region (or ability to develop this knowledge).
- Proven teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to constructively negotiate outcomes with a diverse range of people and service providers.
- High level of personal resilience and flexibility with the ability to deal with challenging situations.
We want you to be proud of both the work you do and of who you work for! Follow your path at Danila Dilba - where every person matters!
For further information, please contact Carla Priest on 08 8942 5400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Position Description
NDIS Support Worker Position Description
- Closing Date
Applications must be submitted by 01 February 2021 via the online portal.
To be considered all applications must include:
Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria, and Current Resume (CV)
If you experience any issues, please contact email@example.com
Please be aware that this position is an Identified position and only applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons will be considered.