Disability Support Workers - Supported Independent Living

Newcastle, New South Wales, au
Company: ConnectAbility Australia
Category: Community and Social Service Occupations
Published on 2021-08-05 19:16:41

About Us


ConnectAbility Australia is a growing community services provider operating in the Hunter and Central Coast regions.  Our employees assist our customers with disability community supports, supported independent living, disability support coordination, aged care supports and local neighbourhood centre activities.


As a leading disability support provider, we are committed to working alongside adults and children with disability to grow as individuals and live a life rich in opportunities.  We recognise that 'every individual has the power to make a difference'.


An exciting opportunity has become available for a number of experienced and dedicated Disability Support Workers.  Our Group Homes range in location from Belmont to Rutherford.


What we need


Do you have experience supporting clients with high to very high support needs and challenging Behaviours of Concern?


Do you thrive in a fast paced environment?


Are you looking for a role that is rewarding?


Then we want to hear from you.


For you

  • opportunity to salary sacrifice
  • competitive remuneration
  • EAP
  • Flu Vaccination program


Essential criteria


Upon application, we will need to ensure that you currently have the following:

  • unencumbered NSW driver’s licence;
  • First Aid Certificate;
  • Basic computer skills including ability to use email;
  • Current National Criminal Record Check (NCRC) and NDIS Worker Screening or willing to obtain both;
  • Certificate III in Disability Studies or equivalent or relevant industry experience.


To work successfully within these units, you will need: 

  • Previous experience working with people with high to very high support needs and complex, challenging behavioural needs;
  • To have successfully completed your MAPA training;
  • To be person centred, highly ethical, self-motivated, reliable and resilient;
  • To be able to work autonomously on a 24/7 rotating roster;
  • To have a demonstrated commitment to the Disability Service Standards and ability to promote the rights of people with disabilities;
  • To have a demonstrated commitment to providing an environment free of abuse or harm to vulnerable people;
  • Constructive communication skills and have a strong focus on teamwork;
  • An energetic, flexible and pro-active approach to supporting people with disabilities and an understanding of person centred planning principles;
  • Commitment to observing and implementing WH&S requirements.

Next steps


If you are interested in these opportunities and have the necessary skills and qualifications we are looking for,  then we would love to hear from you. 


Please send a cover letter and resume and all applicants will be assessed upon application. 


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