Working in the disability sector

We are an Employer of Choice and this is due to our highly professional and capable workforce. 

The disability sector is a growth area for employees. It’s fun, dynamic and sets you up for a great future.

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About working in the disability sector

The government is rolling out a program called the National Disability Insurance Scheme – the NDIS, for short. This program means jobs in the disability sector are changing.

We work closely with each person we support. We design plans to meet their individual needs and support them in living full lives. We call this taking a more person-centred approach.

As support plans become more personalised and holistic, support workers find their routines changing in ways they might not have imagined before.

We’re looking for people with specialised skills around a person’s disability but also people who can follow the participant’s interests. For example, if a person you support wants to go sailing – then you will too.

We provide opportunities to build your career by working in different areas, undertaking our internal training program, learning administration or IT skills, or gaining a qualification.

The shift towards an even more person-centred approach means we highly value disability practitioners’ contributions to plans, processes and outcomes.

Demand and opportunities for disability support workers will likely double as the NDIS rolls out across Australia. There’s plenty of room for career-changers. It’s a good time to enter the industry.

We employ people for:

  • corporate support – administration, advocacy and engagement, finance, human resources, IT, marketing, and quality and compliance
  • domestic cleaning
  • residential and home-based support
  • day and specialised support.

Career pathways

There are many pathways to a career in disability. To get started, you don’t need any special experience – in fact, the best experience is your life experience!

We can help you with training and development once you're on board. Depending on your interests, you can gain specialist qualifications in things like administering medication and supporting people with dementia, just to name a couple.

You do need your working with vulnerable people card and a current police check.


Planning to study?

If you are planning to study, we particularly value these qualifications:

  • Certificate III in individual support (disability)
  • Certificate IV in disability
  • Diploma of disability
  • Provide first aid
  • Fire safety
  • Follow safe manual handling practices
  • Medication skillset (Assist clients with medication and recognise healthy body systems).

Happy to help!

What can we do for you? If you need a hand or more info, get in touch via:

phone on (03) 6227 5400, email or visit us on facebook