What we’re looking for:
Interchange is seeking a Live-in Companion/ Home share Housemate who has a passion for mentorship, building relationships, getting out and about in the community and supporting a young male living in Parkwood to increase their independence in daily living skills.
This is an amazing opportunity for a person with good community values to contribute to someone’s life whilst still maintaining their main job/studies and earn extra income, while also enjoying significant accommodation benefits.
About Michael & his home
Michael is a 27-year old male, who enjoys the movies, shopping, bowling with friends and visiting café’s. Michael also likes classic tv shows like Friends, Bewitched, I dream of Jeannie and the Simpsons.
Michael lives with Autism and an intellectual disability, and is supported by a social and community provider Monday-Saturday during the day. As a live-in companion, you will be expected to provide support in the morning and evening.
Michael also has interests in attending the gym, swimming at the beach and volunteering at an Op Shop. It would be ideal if you have similar interests.
Living in Parkwood Western Australia, you will have a private (fully furnished if required) bedroom, shared bathroom, separate living area, secure garage, kitchen, laundry, dining and backyard.
Pets are negotiable.
The role is responsible for:
- verbal prompting with getting up and ready for the day,
- promoting independence whilst being there to help,
- preparing meals,
- general light household duties including gardening, encouragement, and support to access the community and assistance with bedtime routine.
No personal care is required, however verbal prompting and skill development in all daily living skills is required.
A key outcome of this role is to build on the Michael’s skills in daily living, relationships in the community, connection with the Home Sharer and to enhance the wellbeing of all in the household, allowing the customer to be more self-reliant.
Our prospective Live-in Companion will be someone friendly with experience supporting people with disabilities including Autism and Anxiety; either lived or worker.
The prospective live-in companion will be expected to provide an average of 37 hours per week of support, receive a generous salary including annual leave, personal leave, and long service leave entitlements. The 37 hours are flexible across the week.
As you would be a Housemate, the residence will be your home and to ensure this arrangement does not disrupt your personal lifestyle, Interchange will support this arrangement to promote a healthy work life balance. You’ll still have the freedom to live your own life outside the flexible work hours.
During your support hours, your duties could include attending the occasional social and/or community event together, general daily living (cooking a meal together, general tidying, gardening, and general socialising together at home).
Essential to this role:
- Good values, honest/transparency is a must
- A kind, decent person that is passionate about making a difference to someone’s life
- Excellent communication skills
- First Aid
- NDIS worker screener
- Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Interchange, including acting in accordance with the standards of behaviour outlined in the Interchange Code of Conduct.
Desirable to this role:
- Experience supporting people with disabilities including Autism and Anxiety either lived or worked
- Driver’s License
- Roadworthy vehicle
Working with Interchange
For over 30 years, Interchange has supported West Australians with disability to achieve their goals through individualized, local community-based support. Our belief is that everyone belongs and our passion is to help people to continue to grow and flourish in their home and community.
What we value:
At Interchange, we focus on finding individuals who are passionate about putting people at the centre of everything they do, and share our values of:
- Individuality – valuing people, staff, partners and services
- Respect – valuing choice, culture and diversity
- Empowerment – valuing abilities, goals and learning
- Belonging – valuing relationships and shared places
What we offer:
Along with providing a supportive, flexible and encouraging work environment we offer a wide range of benefits, that includes:
- A generous Salary including annual leave, personal leave and long service leave entitlements
- Reduced rent
- Excellent training and development
- A rewarding career with growth opportunities
- Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Working at Interchange allows you the opportunity to use your talents to make a positive and meaningful difference to the personal lives of our clients.
To find out more about Interchange visit our website at www.interchangewa.org.au
To apply for this position please email Kiera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0430 921 470
Diversity and Inclusion
Interchange is an inclusive employer and we celebrate our diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people and from people of all ages.
We respectfully request agencies not to forward unsolicited resumes unless requested.