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Casual Disability Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 492344
Work type: Casual
Location: Canberra
Categories: Residential Services

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people living with disability?

This role is suitable for an enthusiastic and caring individual who takes a person-centred approach when supporting people with disability. You will be empathetic, patient and passionate about supporting others to achieve their life goals. 

In this role, you will be providing active support to people with disabilities, within their home and out in the community to develop independence and friendships. This includes supporting and encouraging clients to participate in a range of day-to-day activities based on their hobbies, interests and goals set within their NDIS support plans. While performing the duties of this role, you will be respectful of their culture, privacy and dignity.

Skills and experience required to be successful in this role Essential:

  • Available to work flexibly with your team across a range of shifts that include weekends and sleepovers.
  • Experience working in the Disability or Aged Care sector.
  • Intermediate computer skills (i.e.: using Microsoft Outlook, documentation in a client management tool/CRM).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written including an ability to write clear client case notes.
  • Current Australian driver’s licence. (international and / or learner licences not acceptable)
  • Record of a National Police Check (issued less than 6 months ago) or a willingness to obtain one.
  • Record of a current First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain one.


  • A relevant qualification in Disability, Aged Care, Individual Support, Allied Health, Mental Health or working towards it.
  • Experience supporting those with mental health issues and/or trauma informed practice will be highly regarded.
  • Training Certificate - Recognise Healthy Body Systems (HLTAAP001) and Assist Clients with Medications (HLTHPS006).
  • Experience using Carelink+ or a similar client management tool.
  • Auslan qualifications will be highly regarded.

Benefits of joining Able Australia  

  • Opportunity to work for a growing organisation that demonstrates industry leadership. 
  • Flexible shifts across our residential and community services offering excellent work/life balance.
  • Training and professional development opportunities to grow your career.
  • Warm, caring and genuinely supportive team environment including a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.
  • Attractive Salary packaging benefits in addition to above award conditions (25% loading for casual staff).

How to apply

Please click on the APPLY NOW button and complete the online application form. You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job along with your skills and experience. You will be requested to upload a copy of your Australian driver’s licence, WWVP Card,Training Certificates, Police check report (if any available).

Applications must be submitted by 9:00AM - Monday 25 January 2021

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon screening checks throughout employment. If you have any particular question regarding the position or need to find out more, get in touch with Daniel Barry, Regional Operations Manager on Daniel.Barry@ableaustralia.org.au / 0409 196 023. Application sent on email will not be considered, you must submit the application online in order to be considered for these positions. 

Able Australia embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, members of LGBTQI community, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage and people of all abilities to apply.

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