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Disability Support Worker - Maitland

South Maitland


Expression of Interest

The Disability Sector is looking for candidates who truly want to make a difference in someone’s life whilst commencing or further developing their own career.

Would you describe yourself as committed, empathetic, reliable, resilient, have integrity and are compassionate? Do you have the desire and enthusiasm to assist others to live the best version of their lives? Can you see yourself cheering from the sidelines as you celebrate the achievement of the person you support reaching their goals? Do you believe it is every person’s right to make their own choices? Do you often think outside the box?

Is this you? If the answer is yes then the Disability Sector is looking for you!

What a Disability Support Worker does

  • Assist to develop the life skills of the people you support such as , meal preparation, cleaning, personal care, other domestic duties within the home
  • Personal care, toileting, showering, daily grooming tasks
  • Assist in the administration of medication
  • Transportation to appointments, outings and community participation

Desired skills

  • Active role model who has the ability to put the needs of others first.
  • You listen
  • Ability to advocate and promote the persons rights and their self-determination
  • Available to work across a 7 day roster inclusive of varied day and night shifts
  • Have great time management
  • Build rapports with stakeholders
  • Motivate others
  • Committed
  • Empathetic
  • Reliable
  • Understanding of best practices within the Disability Sector
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Solutions focused and forward thinking
  • Understanding of risk mitigation
  • Knowledge of mental health

Essential Skills

Qualification – Possess or are currently working towards a certificate III in Disability, Aged Care or Individual Support

First Aid Certificate

Computer Literacy – Ability to use Client Management Systems

WWCC Working with Children Check

National Police Check

Applicable State checks to work with vulnerable people if required

Understanding of the following:

  • Knowledge of the 6 National Disability Standards
  • Knowledge of the NDIS Quality and Safety Framework
  • Knowledge of the NDIS Code of Conduct

Well-developed interpersonal, written communications literacy

Drivers Licence

Comprehensively insured roadworthy vehicle (community participation roles)

About Sector

Disability Support roles are often initially on a casual basis and progress to part time or full time as you continue with the organisation. Hours usually are determined on the client base and if you are adapting easily to the working environment and tasks required. Organisation will support through training and mentoring opportunities to develop your skills further.