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Disability Support Worker

Qualification Cert 4 and EN
or Equivalent healthcare


Position Ref:  CRT14072021 -DSW001

Reporting to:  Service Manager

Responsible to: CRT program lead

Employment Status: Full time/Part time Casual pool / Contractor hours

Industry Award: SCHAD & ANMAC AWARD

Pay Rate: $28-$32 per hr.

Eligibility Entry Level requirement

  • Qualification Cert 4 and EN or equivalenthealthcare 
  • Overseas Graduate Nurse 
  • NDIS worker Screening 
  • Working with children clearance 
  • Police clearance 
  • COVID 19 – infection control certificate 
  • NDIS orientation induction module certificate 
  • First Aid and CPR certificate 
  • Working visa 
  • Personal 100 points ID
  • Driver license desirable 
  • Manual Handling certificate 
  • Work Experience – 1 year 

Who you will support?

Disability support workers work with people with disability-related support needs. A person’s disability may affect their physical, cognitive or social abilities.

Each person will need a different level of support, depending on the barriers they face to participating in daily activities. They will also have different goals they want to achieve.

What makes support for people with disability different?

Supporting people with disability is about helping them to achieve their goals, develop their capabilities and build independence, and fully participate in the community.

Support for people with disability is often funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which has some requirements for workers, such as worker screening and adherence to a 

Code of Conduct

The person’s NDIS plan will specify their personal goals and approved supports to achieve these goals. This means the support you provide may be part of a broader network of supports. You may need to work with other service providers to coordinate holistic support for the person.

What support you will provide

Disability support workers assist the person’s with daily activities, and help to build their skills, abilities and confidence. The support you provide might include:

  • domestic assistance, such as house cleaning, shopping, laundry, bill paying or performing errands
  • personal care, such as help with dressing, eating, showering, toileting, or moving around the house
  • assisting with transport to attend appointments
  • helping the person develop skills – for example, making a budget, taking public transport, using assistive technology, or preparing meals
  • assisting the person to participate in social outings, recreational activities and community events
  • providing companionship, conversation and emotional support.

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