Disability Support Worker (Lao Speaking)
at VIA Care (View all jobs)
Melbourne, Victoria
Full Time

About the role

VIA Care is a growing provider of NDIS support services. We are currently recruiting for a staffing team to work in a 24-hour supported independent living (SIL) arrangement supporting an NDIS participant.


Staff will be offered regular 8-hour shifts to provide round the clock care for a participant with health and mobility needs.


You will be a member of a cross disciplinary team comprising members experienced with disability, mental health and ABI supports.


In addition to working in a SIL arrangement staff will have the opportunity to work with a range of other participants who VIA Care support in both community and home-based settings.


About the participant

The participant is seeking a male who has experience working with people with disability.

The participant is located in Noble Park, Victoria.

Proficient in speaking Lao is advantageous.


What we offer

We can provide full 8-hour shifts available across a rotating roster and generous pay rates of $31.61 per hour for standard weekday day shifts and $35.16 per hour for active night shifts.


Weekend rates are $43.96 per hour for Saturday and $56.52 per hour on Sundays.


VIA Care is also keen to invest in staff and provide mentoring and professional development for committed staff members looking to build a career in disability services.


Required skills and experience

  • Qualifications or experience in disability, nursing, AoD, community services, mental health, Intellectual Disability, Acquired Brain Injury, ASD.

  • Have a genuine respect for people with disability and a commitment to providing them dignified and personalised care

  • Ability to present with confidence as a professional which engenders trust from participants who rely on you to meet their support needs

  • Ability and willingness to identify client needs and additional opportunities to assist them achieve their goals within the way you work with them

  • Ability to create a friendly rapport with participants to allow them to feel comfortable and respected

  • Excellent documentation practice

  • Display a relationship centred approach to care and understanding of or willingness to learn about other methods of care (e.g., trauma informed, family centred)

  • Ability and confidence to work autonomously and contribute to a support plan which is being implemented by a team of staff around a participant

  • Willingness to undertake hand-over and supervision remotely using email, phone and video conferencing when required.

  • Current police check and NDIS worker screening check

  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19


To find out more about VIA Care please visit www.viacare.com.au


How to apply

Please submit your resume and we will organise an interview for suitable candidates.