A CAREER AT SYLVANVALE
Working as a disability support worker is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can pursue. It means making a positive difference in someone’s day, every day.
Who is Sylvanvale?
Founded in 1947, Sylvanvale is a not-for-profit organisation that supports over 750 children and adults from a range of cultural backgrounds across Sydney and the Blue Mountains to live and participate in their community, as they choose.
Why work for us?
When you join the Sylvanvale team, you have the pleasure of working alongside a group of caring, empathetic and giving individuals in a dynamic team environment. Our staff help enhancing the lives of the people we support and empower them to achieve their goals. Passionate about what they do, they show initiative and think outside the box to address challenges.
The work is not always easy, but if you want to work in a challenging and rewarding environment and are committed to making a difference, then Sylvanvale is right for you.
What would I be doing?
Sylvanvale specialises in supporting people with disability. Every one of our participants is unique, with their own needs, interests and talents. Our role is to listen to the people we support and provide them with tailored solutions and the right environment in which they can flourish and live the life they choose.
A day in the life of a disability support worker could involve:
• Developing programs to support people with disability to reach their individual goals.
• Going on outings and other social activities;
• Performing household tasks including cooking, cleaning and shopping;
• Being a companion during daily activities;
• Helping people with a disability to maintain contact with their family, friends and advocates;
• Helping people with a disability develop and maintain independence and safety in personal care, toileting, health care and hygiene.
Increased ‘take-home’ Pay
Salary packaging enables staff to increase the amount of money they receive in their bank account each pay. It allows staff to pay for everyday expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, bills, school fees etc.) using pre-tax income. As a result, this reduces the amount of income tax staff pay. Savings can add up to thousands per year. Find out more here by visiting the Access Pay website.
Learning and Development opportunities
When you join Sylvanvale you have access to our in-house program offering a wide range of courses and workplace mentoring, as well as a comprehensive induction process.
We provide a learning environment where you will continuously develop your skills competencies to maximise your performance and achieve your full potential.
Before I start the job
Sylvanvale is required to conduct a Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check as part of the pre-employment process. Due to the nature of this work, Sylvanvale requires all potential employees to undergo a functional assessment.