Are you looking for a rewarding experience as a psychology or counselling graduate? Or are you studying and need some hands on experience in your chosen industry? Why not join our professional team who can support you throughout your journey, whilst making a difference in the lives of others
Essential requirements to become an ADS Psychosocial Support worker
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Does ADS provide travel allowances for support workers to go out to clients?
At ADS we provide travel allowance for our support workers to go out to their clients
How many support workers service our community with ADS?
ADS currently has a small team of 20 support workers in the Illawarra and Sydney region
What we expect from ADS support workers?
Having a strong sense of mental health and its challenges is highly sort after in this position. As an ADS Psychosocial Support Worker you will be required to have emotional maturity to listen without judgment and a compassionate patient outlook to assist in the challenges of psychosocial clients. In this role you will assist and support the client in any chosen recreational activities and by attending appointments with them in the wider community.
What will my clients be like?
Your clients will have a variety of mental health challenges and their ages may vary greatly. This may be from the elderly, frail & disabled to young children. They will need assistance in their everyday activities and support with daily challenges. Many will have some sort of developmental and or learning disability.
How many clients will you be providing support services to?
In the beginning of your career with ADS you will start with 1 client. As you feel more comfortable you can increase your client load.
What is the duration of client sessions?
The minimum duration of a session is 2 hours. However this can vary from client to client to meet specific needs and requirements. You will be given an estimated session time prior to seeing the client.
Your Schedule as a support worker
Once you have met your client and you are both happy to move forward with support, together you will arrange a recurring schedule. Most commonly, our clients meet with our support workers once a week. However, there are circumstances where sessions will occur fortnightly, monthly or as a ‘one off’, as well as up to several times per week.
Expected Working days/hours
ADS is a comprehensive service, whether you would like to work nights or weekends is completely up to you!
Requirements to be a Psychosocial support worker at ADS
As a requirement to be a Psychosocial support worker, you will need a Degree in Psychology or Counselling (or working towards this) or a Certificate in Mental Health with relevant work experience. Oh, and a strong desire to want to help others!
Levels of support offered to ADS staff
Our ADS team are available to you 24/7 in a variety of ways. We have a team of professional counsellors, psychologists, and managers ready to assist and support you in. We look at this as a matter of priority as it is a crucial way in supporting you during any stage of support that you may need.
What is Advantage Disability Services all about?
Advantage Disability Services is about you, inclusion and support. We cater for people of all ages, at any station of life. Our support is specific and targeted to individuals and their everyday needs. This may be as simple as a walk in the park with someone who will listen in a non-judgemental way, to psychological assessment, counselling or rehabilitation. We have a range of professional services ready to assist you with all your mental health needs. Why not submit an online enquiry or call one of our friendly, specialised customer care consultants today on 1800 339 999 for a confidential chat.
What can Advantage Disability Services offer you?
Advantage Disability Services can offer you peace of mind by linking you with a professional support worker that suits you and your everyday care needs. Put simply, we are a one stop shop for all your Mental Health, Allied Health and In Home care needs. We have a range of counselling and mental health care professionals ready and waiting for your call. Your physical health is of high importance, with our friendly dieticians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, Occupational therapists, & speech pathologists ready to make an impact in your life.
Will you feel safe using Advantage Disability Services?
Our primary concern is you. Therefore, we take the time needed to check and cross reference all our support workers before hiring them. Rest assured, we undergo extensive reference checks, police checks and working with children’s checks prior to employment. Your safety is our primary concern.
Are referrals needed from your Doctor?
No referrals are needed to contact or engage Advantage Disability Services. Our friendly staff will be with you every step of the way to engage you with our services and support you on your journey to wellbeing.
Will you be waiting long to find a good match with a suitable care support worker?
We will get to work immediately on linking you with your ideal care support worker. Once we have logged your details and discussed your care requirements you can expect a profile match within 48 hours.
How will you begin your journey with Advantage Disability Services?
To get started you can either call one of our friendly staff consultants on 1800 339 999 or fill out our step by step online form. In 1-2 business days we should have a support worker match for you. Its then is up to you, how you would like to meet and greet your worker. Either online, in person, or over the phone, which is an easy way to get you started on your care & support journey with Advantage Disability Services.
Can Advantage Disability Services work in with my existing therapeutic frameworks?
Absolutely, we are all about supporting you on your road to recovery, mental wellbeing and rehabilitation
What types of Mental Health conditions can Advantage Disability Services support?
What locations can we find support with Advantage Disability Services
Is Advantage Disability Services an NDIS provider?
We have applied to become a registered NDIS provider. Whilst this application is processing, we adhere to all of the current guidelines and procedures set out within the NDIA registered frameworks.
What is Advantage Disability Services cancellation policy?
Advantage Disability Services has a 48 hour weekday cancellation policy, where 100% of the booked session is billable; subject to our cancellation policy and procedure. This is to protect our employee’s livelihoods, while ensuring our employees are accessible to you when you need them most.
Does Advantage Disability Services offer Support Coordination?
Absolutely, we can offer you professional Support Coordination
Does Advantage Disability Services offer transportation during the time support is being given?
Yes, all Advantage Disability Service support care staff can offer you transportation and have their own vehicle which are roadworthy, insured & registered. Our staff will use their own vehicles to transport you to appointments and outings etc.
Will you be charged for transportation by Advantage Disability Services?
Yes, we charge $0.85 per KM
What type of funding does Advantage Disability Services accept?
Advantage Disability Services accepts NDIS Funding, mental health care packages, health insurance & private funding.