Support Workers are preferred to hold a minimum Certificate III in Individual Supports or Disability Supports, or to have experience in this field.
Our dedicated office staff are available five days a week to coordinate services and support our in-field staff.
Kempsey Regional Support also rely on our volunteers who help in areas such as vehicle maintenance, group programs and respite.
Kempsey Regional Support employs a number of casual support workers whose primary role is the provision of direct support to people with disabilities on a paid basis. These workers may be used to support people with disabilities, their carers and families at short notice in ‘one off’ or emergency care situations or be linked to provide regular
ongoing respite support.
Kempsey Regional Support also has a large number of volunteer support workers whose role is the provision of direct support to people with disabilities. These workers may be used to support people with disabilities, their carers and families at short notice in ‘one off’ or emergency care situations or be linked to provide regular
ongoing respite support.
Rights of Volunteer/Support Workers
Kempsey Regional Support recognises that volunteers and support workers are an integral part of the service and have the right to:
• get job satisfaction
• participate in an orientation course before commencing with Kempsey Respite Service
• be given opportunities to gain further knowledge if disabilities issues, if they so desire
• be informed about the organisation, policies, procedures and programs
• receive sound guidance and direction from someone who is experienced, well informed and who has the the time to invest in giving guidance
• be involved in planning some aspects of the program and evaluating the program
• be recognised for the valuable contribution they make
• be protected and maintain personal safety
• be adequately informed about prospective consumers so that they can make an informed decision about care
• say 'no' to a consumer or placement
• complain about any aspect of the service that they are unhappy with through a Grievance procedure without fear of retribution
• receive ongoing supervision and support from staff and the Management Committee
• be assured personal information is kept confidential
Kempsey Regional Support also recognises that volunteers have the right to be:
• treated as co-workers
• reimbursed to ensure they are not financially disadvantaged and support workers have the right to be paid in accordance with award rates