Co-Resident (2 month fixed term contract)

About EPIC:

Empowering People in Communities (EPIC) Inc. is a well-established organisation that values diversity and believes in an inclusive community. At EPIC, we provide a wide range of services across the Pilbara from disability support to employment, career, community and parenting programs.

About the Role:

Share a home with a woman with a disability and provide support within her home and community. This position is full time for a 2 month fixed term contract commencing in June 2018.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide care and support to a woman in her own home and community which include but is not limited to personal care, meal preparation, transport to appointments, domestic assistance and social support.
  • Develop and maintain a strong and professional relationship with the woman, their family and EPIC’s Disability Services Coordinator; maintaining regular, open and honest communication.
  • Follow the woman’s plan; take direction from the person we support, the family and EPIC’s Disability Services Coordinator whilst providing regular feedback on progress.
  • Provide opportunities for the woman to positively experience recreational and social activities and free time in her home.
  • Liaise with family, therapists, GP and other relevant parties to ensure health and wellbeing is maintained at a high level.
  • Responsible for maintaining the household to a good living standard and undertake other household duties including but not limited to cleaning, washing, gardening and shopping while encouraging the woman to assist with these duties.

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrated value of respect for people with disability.
  • Experience supporting people with a disability in a professional or informal capacity, or demonstrated values commensurate with those of EPIC. These include reliability, trust, consistency, being proactive and supporting inclusion for people with a disability.
  • High level of verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of working as a positive team member with a high level of initiative and problem solving skills.

EPIC Offers:

  • The opportunity for a rewarding career in a creative and supportive community based setting, working for a not-for-profit.
  • Attractive Package and leave entitlements.
  • Salary sacrificing options.
  • Airfare allowance.

You Will Need:

  • Relevant experience/qualification to the Disability sector (desirable).
  • A strong interest in supporting people with disabilities.
  • A Current ‘C’ class Drivers Licence.
  • A current First Aid Certificate, or the ability to obtain one within three months of employment.
  • A satisfactory Police Check that is no older than 3 months.

To Apply:

Please apply below including your resume as well as a cover letter that demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the position.
For further information or to request a job description, please contact Brooklyn Noble, Corporate Services Coordinator, on 9185 1488 or email hr@empoweringpeople.org.au
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.