Information for Casual Workers

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Are you:
• Committed to a community where rights and opportunities are equal for all
• Passionate about working with people
• Able to work independently and with initiative
• Looking for casual work in a workplace that offers variety and fun
• Over the age of 18

Our support workers come from all walks of life, all backgrounds and an array of previous professions and experiences. IOE is about people so we invite you to share with us your:
PASSION – Why do you want to work at IOE?
COMMUNITY SPIRIT – How do you contribute to your community?
PERSONALITY – What can you offer the people we support?

Anyone interested in working as a casual support worker with IOE must first attend one of our recruitment information sessions. So come along to either of the sessions listed below to find out more about working with us.

Next Recruitment Information Sessions:

Further dates will be posted as required.

For more information please contact Anna or Bernadette 9758 5522 or email anna.bern@ioe.org.au

Preferred requirements for support workers:

We are particularly interested in employing people who have:
• An understanding or interest in supporting people using positive behaviour support practices
• An interest in supporting people with medical needs (training provided)
• Experience in assisting individuals with their personal care needs
• Undertaken disability, aged care, nursing or related studies
• Proven leadership experience with children or adults (i.e. child care, youth leadership roles, social work, teaching or coaching, trades)
• Related health services industry work or study (i.e. physiotherapy, occupational therapy)

Mandatory requirements:

• A current Working With Children Check – employment specific  http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
• A current Certificate in First Aid; HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting or equivalent, HLTAID003 certificate will be accepted if it is current but must be upgraded at renewal.
• A current Certificate in Manual Handling 

First Aid and Manual Handling Course Providers

The following must be completed prior to employment commencing:

• Administration of medication certificate (IOE specific)
• Attendance at IOE induction training
• A Crim Check and DHHS Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) employment screening will be conducted before commencing employment. Anyone who has lived and worked overseas for 12 months or more in the past 10 years will need to provide a police or criminal record check from the country of residence.

Preferable: A current Drivers License and regular access to a suitable vehicle – insured and road worthy

More Information:

• Download the Casual Support Worker Position Description (June 2016)
• Read the Spring 2017 issue of Support Worker News for the latest news, tips and information.
Recreation Ideas and Information for Support Workers – take a look at this invaluable resource!

For further information contact Bernadette Cantwell or Anna Billing on 9758 5522 or email  anna.bern@ioe.org.au

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