Disability Support Worker – Accommodation Services- Armidale Job in Australia

Disability Support Worker – Accommodation Services- Armidale Job in Australia


Job title: Disability Support Worker – Accommodation Services- Armidale

Company: Challenge Community Services

Expected salary:

Location: Armidale, NSW

Disability Support Worker – Accommodation Services- Armidale Job Details:

Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

The Role

The role of Disability Support Worker in Accommodation Services is to provide support to our high needs Disability clients who require assistance with personal care and daily tasks.

Our service to is assist clients with high support needs this may include clients who use wheelchairs and other aids and we provide additional support for their medical and care needs. This role will require you to have experience and or training in using the aids to assist our clients and a high level of understanding around Manual Handling.

Residents are supported each morning and afternoon, overnight and on weekends by experienced and qualified staff. We have a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible within a shared living and one on one environment.

About Your New Role

  • Are you passionate about supporting clients with disabilities / mental health and advancing and empowering the lives of others.
  • Are you compassionate and demonstrates empathy.
  • Are you able to handle complex or challenging situations calmly and rationally.

Essential Selection Criteria

Strong communication skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with clients to actively support individual needs.

Resilience, self-confidence and willingness to engage clients with various backgrounds and needs. * Ability to prioritize and demonstrates problem solving skills.

  • Ability and willingness to work shift work, regular sleepovers, weekends and public holidays.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Current valid Provisional or Unrestricted Australian Driver’s License.
  • Current Blue Card or the willingness to obtain.
  • NSW NDIS Workers screening Check, or willing to obtain.

Ability to pass a National Criminal History Check. * Covid 19 Vaccinations status including booster

  • Pre Employment Assessment

Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent.
  • Experience with high needs Disability clients
  • Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.
  • Mental Health First Aid

The Benefits to working with Challenge Community Services?

You will have access to:

In addition to competitive pay rates the successful applicant will also have access to:

  • Schad’s Award Level 2 pay rates based on qualifications and or experience.
  • Increase your take home pay with Salary Packaging Options
  • Entertainment/Meal Card. You can use up to $2,650 of your pre-tax income per year in addition to your tax-free limit for living expenses.
  • Novated lease- when you package your car, you pay a portion of the vehicle’s costs out of your salary before tax is calculated. This reduces your taxable income and effectively increases your take-home pay.
  • Flexible working hours working on a fortnightly Roster
  • Negotiated extra leave, buy EXTRA annual leave that you can take or even get paid out as a saving incentive.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Day Off on your Birthday!!

How to apply

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application.

To apply and view the Position Description please click on the ‘apply now’ button below or visit our website: www.challengecommunity.org.au

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Marissa Marquett on 0437 038 818 or email

Closes: 8th October 2023

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live, and pay my respects to their elders past and present.

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