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Job Number : 21425
Type and Location : Community / VIC - Other
Listed By : Department of Health and Human Services on 19 May 2017
Disability Development Support Officers

Number of vacancies available: Various Casual and Ongoing

Office Location(s): Eastern Suburbs


As a Disability Support Worker, you will empower people to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. You will support people with a disability achieve their personal goals and aspirations. Assisting client’s to actively participate within their local communities, you will directly support the wellbeing of your clients through understanding their needs, preferences and interests. Providing a range of support services including personal care, health, exercise and community experiences, you will enable your clients to live a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion.

As an effective communicator with well-developed listening skills, you will be an organised person who likes to work within a multidisciplinary team environment. Showing concern for others and a genuine interest in supporting people to achieve their potential, you are an honest person striving to make a difference in the community.


Mandatory Requirements

• A Level 2 First Aid Certificate is required.

• A current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.

• A full driver’s licence is required as some positions and shifts may be required to drive clients to appointments and other locations.

• All new starters are required to complete a mandatory induction program prior to commencement of duties.  This relates to both DDSO1/DDSO1Q


• Unqualified staff will be enabled access to on the job learning as a part of the traineeship scheme.

• Automatic progression from level 1 to 1Q will occur on the attainment of Certificate IV in Disability Work.


• A Certificate IV in Disability Work, Diploma of Community Services or other tertiary qualifications recognised within departmental guidelines as being equivalent is required and a copy must be provided with your application.


Specialist Expertise


• An ability to apply contemporary approaches to supporting people with a disability consistent with the overall service program would be expected.

• Ability to use departmental systems such information technology systems, would be advantageous.


• Ability to participate in support planning and other support strategies, including working to establish links with community resources and promoting, facilitating or advocating increased access to inclusion in the community.


Are you:

• Committed to delivering high quality outcomes for clients?

• Passionate about making a difference?

• Well organised and a good communicator?

• Honest and trustworthy


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Job Reference Number: VG/DHHS/EED/31051403

Applications Close: Midnight, Sunday 28 May 2017


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Peta Thompson

03 9843 6036

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