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Working at AGAPI Care

Learning & Development

AGAPI Care Inc recognises the importance of ongoing learning and development for all staff and in particular staff that provide direct client care and support. Our three year Staff Training and Development Plan is a strategic document and provides training and development initiatives to be undertaken by staff at all levels, volunteers and the Committee of Management.

We believe that the concept of ‘training’ and ‘development’ incorporates skill development, as well as a broadening of knowledge and understanding. We encourage our staff to take a broad view of learning and to recognise the learning that is achieved through individual and group action learning.

Professional development, career development and training needs, programs and activities are assessed and identified with staff via our annual staff performance, planning and review process.

We support our staff to achieve their learning goals through a wide range of learning strategies that fit with their learning styles. These could include reading, scenario/workshop discussions, projects as well as more formal accredited and non-accredited training and development sessions.

Benefits for employees

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Salary packaging options (for permanent staff)

  • Professional development and training

  • Maternity and parental leave (government paid)

  • Induction program

  • Mentoring and coaching program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Staff incentive program

  • Inclusive work environment

  • Smoke free workplace

Student Placements

AGAPI Care offers work placements for people completing their Certificate IV in Disability.
Contact info@agapicare.org.au to discuss further.

Vacancies

Expressions of Interest – Disability Support Workers

As a Disability Support Worker you will  provide direct support for people with disabilities, across their lifecycle and in all domains of life to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment.

Our Disability Support Workers assist in developing and implementing programs aimed at achieving an individual’s goals and aspirations and enhancing the individual’s participation within the community. Our Disability Support Workers work in both respite and supported accommodation providing a range of supports to residents that may include: personal care, health, administration of medicines, exercise and diet, daily household activities and community experiences.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certificate IV in Disability (or equivalent)
  • First Aid Level 2 Certificate and CPR
  • Current Drivers Licence (preferable)
  • This position involves shift work, weekend work, sleepover shifts, community access and in home personal care services

You will be required to:

  • Assist clients to actively participate within their community
  • Provide support that will contribute and improve the wellbeing of your clients through understanding their needs, preferences, and individualised supports
  • Range of support services includes: personal care, health, exercise, wellbeing, community engagement, new experiences and goal outcomes
  • You will enable your clients to live a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion

Requirements:

  • Effective listening and communication skills
  • Assist clients with complex needs
  • Provide support to clients with mental health
  • Provide support to clients with behaviours
  • Assist clients with medication administration
  • Participate in compulsory induction training
  • Outstanding time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse multicultural workforce and client base
  • Reliable and flexible

 

How to apply

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

 

All appointments are subject to the pre-employment safety screening checks including: Police Check, Working with Children’s Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme, Reference Checks.

To submit your application, please email a covering letter, together with a current resume at info@agapicare.org.au

Support Coordinator

We are growing our Specialist Support Co-ordination team to support our clients under the NDIS.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding organisation dedicated to supporting all participants to lead a meaningful life of their choice.

The successful applicant will work with the participants to breathe life into their individual NDIS plans.  This involves working closely with participants in environments of their choice to achieve their aspirations and goals.  Liaising with the NDIS and other service providers is an essential part of your job.

Reporting to the Manager Client Services, ensure the services offered to people with disabilities is responsive to individual needs and reflects the organisation’s values, policies and practice frameworks.

We are seeking an experienced person who is flexible and adaptable with the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to relate to participants and work with them to co design services
  • Experience in case-management or case-coordination
  • Significant experience in the disability field
  • Demonstrated experience working with people with a disability
  • NDIS awareness, particularly in relation to support-coordination and the importance of choice and control for customers
  • Knowledge of relevant services available to people with a disability
  • Some background and/or experience gained in a position at this level in a not-for-profit environment are highly desirable but not essential.

EMPLOYMENT IS SUBJECT TO A SATISFACTORY

  • Current Police Check (mandatory)
  • Working with Children Check (mandatory)
  • Disability Workers Exclusion List (DWEL) Screening
  • Referee Checks

Apply for an immediate start if you wish to join a supportive and collaborative team who are passionate about supporting people with a disability.

To submit your application, please email a covering letter addressing the skills and attributes listed above, together with current resume to resources@agapicare.org.au.

Disability  Client Services Manager

We are seeking an experienced person who is flexible and adaptable with the following skills and attributes:

Disability Client Services Manager will provide strategic leadership and management in all areas of client service delivery, including:

  • Overseeing the planning and delivery of integrated, multidisciplinary services for people with a disability using contemporary principles of person-centred planning to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion, in the least restrictive environment
  • Provide strategic advice on the delivery of outcomes within disability services
  • Delivery of quality services utilising person-centred and strengths-based practices within all budgetary requirements
  • Needs assessment, planning and support for people with complex needs
  • Be flexible and to grow with the service change to ensure the role meets both client and service needs
  • Stakeholder networks and partnerships development
  • Management of client intake
  • Reviewing client plans
  • Overseeing and managing permanent client plans
  • Contribute to continuous improvement within the sector
  • Be proactive in providing leadership to facilitate the implementation of agreed change in a way that aligns operational activities with the organisations strategic direction

To Be considered For This Role

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, social/behavioural science or equivalent and experience in disability or the not for profit sector
  • Excellent knowledge of NDIS framework
  • Excellent knowledge of the Disability Quality and Safeguard framework
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to target and KPI’s
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

Please note that all appointments are subject to the pre-employment safety screening checks.

Apply for an immediate start if you wish to join a supportive and collaborative team who are passionate about supporting people with a disability and their families!

To submit your application, please email a covering letter addressing the skills and attributes listed above, together with current resume to resources@agapicare.org.au

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