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Disability Support Worker - Southern NSW

Organisation/Entity: Department of Family & Community Services
Job Category:
  • Community | Disability Services
Job Location:
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
Job Reference Number: 0000566X
Work Type: Casual
Total Remuneration Package: Package includes salary from $51,044 - $62,847, hourly rate starting from $25.74.
Contact: 1800 203 966 or email DSWRecruitment@facs.nsw.gov - FACS Recruitment
Closing Date: Ongoing


Family & Community Services
Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Disability Support Workers
Queanbeyan, Goulburn and Surrounding areas
Southern NSW District

Casual Opportunities Now Available
Please Note: a Recruitment Pool may be created to fill future Ongoing vacancies
Benefits of working as a Disability Support Worker Role
The Disability Support Worker role is personally rewarding as you are contributing to help improve the quality of life of a number of individuals. 
You will also enjoy a range of benefits including;
  • Competitive Rates: Casual Rates starting from $25.74 to $31.70 per hour (plus loading and penalties). 
  • Flexible shift arrangements.
  • Ongoing training and career development opportunities. 
  • Rewarding work environment where you make a difference. 
  • You will enjoy excellent working conditions and a range of benefits. Stimulating work where you are able to make a real difference for our clients.


About the Disability Support Worker

Family and Community Services are currently seeking enthusiastic and caring people to work with individuals with disabilities. You will provide care and support to people with a disability living in community based group homes and respite centres.
This work requires resilience, self confidence as well as the capability to assess and manage risks to ensure the safety of people with disabilities. Your responsibilities would include:
  • Implementing behavioural support plans aimed at assisting individuals who demonstrate challenging behaviours to achieve their goals.
  • Provide individual support to people with disabilities to enable them to undertake all aspects of daily living.
  • Undertaking various tasks relating to personal hygiene, health and well-being of the people who live in the group home.
  • Performing various household tasks including cooking, serving of meals, cleaning and shopping.
  • Influencing and encouraging independence for community integration          

To learn more about the Disability Support Worker Role
Click here to view the Role Description for the Disability Support Worker role

To out more about working for Ageing, Disability and Home Care click here
Should you have any enquires about applying for the Disability Support Worker please contact Recruitment on 1800 203 966 
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

FACS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.
FACS encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed above, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

Job Notes
The vacancies available are Casual roles in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, and the successful applicants will undertake a range of assessments as part of the recruitment process.
To be eligible and considered for the Disability Support Worker role
  • You must hold a current Australian Drivers License.
  • Have a current First Aid and/or Emergency Response certificate is compulsory for this role.
  • You must be willing to drive a government vehicle which can be a size of a minibus, seating up to 6-10 passengers.
  • It is required that you can commit to working 3 days per week on a 24/7 basis.
The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role.
To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here
Please note: If successful in this role you will also be required to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014.
The Disability Inclusion Act 2014 prohibits a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence as outlined in Schedule 2 of the Act to be employed to provide disability supports and services directly to people with a disability in a way that involves face to face or physical contact. These offences include:
  • Murder
  • A prescribed sexual offence as defined under the Criminal Procedure Act 1986(or equivalent law in other states or territories)
  • Specified other assaults under the Crimes Act 1900 (or equivalent law in other states or territories) for which the person was sentenced to 2 or more years imprisonment.
Assessment Process
To be eligible to apply your application must consist of a current resume and a response to two targeted questions as follows;
Targeted Questions
1. Please describe why you think the role of a Disability Support Worker is important, and how you would demonstrate support of people with a disability?
2. What kind of ethics or values do you think are important to uphold as a Disability Support Worker? Why are they important and how would you apply them in the workplace?
Thank you for your interest in the Disability Support Worker within the Southern NSW District