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Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Are you a people person

Are you an excellent communicator, especially one-on-one

Are you interested in art, music / dance / football, as well as the health and wellbeing of others 

Do you want to make a real difference in an individual’s life

 

Does this sound like you Whether you’re just starting out in this field, or whether you’ve gained some experience and are ready to take the next step up – we want to hear from you!

As your first employer in this type of role, we’ll assist you closely in developing your skills while you gain valuable experience in supporting an individual living with a disability to achieve their goals and aspirations, and to live as they choose in their home and community.

If you’re considering taking the next step along your career path with Cerebral Palsy Alliance, we’ll give you every opportunity to progressively take on more responsibility within the role, while ensuring you still receive all the assistance you need.

Working with your supervisor and team, you will directly support an individual in all areas of their daily life, including communicating with others, personal support, assisting at mealtimes, participating in community activities like shopping or movies attending at their personal appointments and supporting their general health and wellbeing. 

You will also have the opportunity to work within our Day Programs and in the Hydrotherapy Pool.

We have permanent part time/full time and casual positions available across St Ives and the Northern Beaches.

 

Who are we

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) we pride ourselves on our high-quality family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Our priority is to support people living with cerebral palsy to lead an independent and inclusive life.

Our employees continually rate us as one of the best employers in Australia. They recognise and appreciate that our organisation is driven by its values – integrity, passion, excellence, courage and respect.

 

What do we offer

  • a great salary and benefits package
  • all of the support you need from your network of colleagues and managers
  • every opportunity to develop and use your initiative to benefit your client
  • ongoing professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • interesting, varied and satisfying work.

 

What will you bring to the role 

  • a good understanding of the rights of people with a disability
  • a commitment to making a difference in an individual’s life
  • the capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • willingness to learn and develop conflict resolution skills
  • demonstrated experience working with clients with challenging behaviours (desirable)
  • a minimum P2 driver’s licence
  • the ability to travel within the Sydney metropolitan area
  • Working With Children Check, or willingness to obtain prior to joining
  • a current First Aid and CPR certificate or a willingness to obtain prior to commencement 

 

How to apply

As part of the application process, you will need to respond to the full selection criteria and upload your resume. Apply now to complete your application

02/01/2019 $0 North Shore & Northern Beaches Sydney Australia 1 Community Services & Development
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