Disability Support Worker roles
Keep reading if good pay, company culture and supportive managers are important to you.
About the Disability Support Worker role
This role supports people to live independently at home, so they can meaningfully complete their daily routines and activities both inside and outside of home. This includes actively supporting clients to identify and engage in community and social activities.
A commitment of 25+ hours per week is needed, including evenings, weekends, and sleepovers. You can block out when you are not able to work, and accept shifts assigned to you from a roster. Most shifts are 8 hours in duration and you work with one client for the whole shift.
Your work is based in a client house or purpose-built Supported Independent Living (SIL) homes. Some of the SIL houses are brand new, 6-star energy townhouses, very modern and nice to work in.
What a normal day looks like
- Understand the needs, goals, and daily activities of clients.
- Use positive reinforcement and other techniques to support clients in their daily routines.
- Develop meaningful and professional relationships with clients and families.
- Assist with all manual handling and toileting, showers, meals, medication, grooming, cleaning, and other tasks as required.
- Support daily planning, advocacy, communication, and transport in community settings.
Experience – about you
- You’ll have relevant experience supporting the well-being and inclusion of people with disability.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills, particularly active listening.
- Ability to perform all physical aspects of the role, including manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching, and physical transfer.
A minimum certificate III, diploma or qualification in disability or relevant area such as aged care, community services, or health is required. We encourage students from these areas to apply.
These certificates can take weeks to arrange, so please have them ready before a job offer, so you can start right away.
- First Aid Certificate with CPR (current)
- State/Territory driver’s license and own reliable transport.
- NDIS Worker Screening Check (current)
- Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
People and culture
Our culture is strong in moral and ethical principles. The values that guide us daily are to act with integrity, treat everyone equally, make a difference everyday, and work with passion.
We value diversity and see many people thrive in the Disability Support Worker role. From passionate support workers and community services professionals to carers, students, and people changing careers.
Rewards and remuneration
We value your time and skills so, in return, we offer:
- Above award wages, generous overtime and overnight rates
- Paid induction training
- A dedicated People and Culture team for staff wellbeing
- Learning and development, online and face-to-face
- Access to free counselling through our Employee Assistance Program.
How to apply
- Download and read the Position Description and if you’re a match,
- Apply via Seek with a brief cover letter, telling us why you’re a good match for the role, along with your resume. Please include your preferred first name.