Position Details
Reference Number 13746
Position Title Disability Support Worker
Employment Type Permanent Part Time, Casual
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Disability Residential Houses
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 2
Hours 380
Position Summary


  • Join a dynamic team in a supportive organisation?
  • Bring your experience and commitment to Person Centred service
  • Support client empowerment for their choice and control
  • Consistent hours that you can rely on
  • Part time and casual options to suit you
  • Location options:
    • Southern suburbs – Cranbourne, Frankston, Langwarrin and Carrum
    • Eastern suburbs – Kilsyth, Ringwood, Croydon, Chirnside Park and Mt Evelyn


About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.  


We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.


Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.


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About the opportunity

  • We are hiring across our Residential services
  • Join our managers and staff in providing quality, client focused services
  • Consistent hours that you can rely on
  • Casuals – work up to full time hours or focus on the shifts that work for you, transition to ongoing roles
  • Ongoing roles – lines and flex positions available for experienced Disability Support Workers
  • Location options:
    • South Eastern suburbs – Carrum, Frankston, Langwarrin & Cranbourne
    • Eastern suburbs – Chirnside Park, Kilsyth, Ringwood, Croydon & Mt Evelyn


Supported accommodation provides:

  • Focus on Person Centred Plans for residents to achieve their goals and maximise their independence
  • Small-scale shared housing within the community
  • 24 hour care and support by a rostered team of dedicated staff


 Uniting offers our Disability Support Workers:

  • Supportive and regular supervision
  • Focus on team work and professional development
  • Career options through a wide range of streams, programs and locations across Uniting
  • Salary packaging to reduce your income tax payments via Paywise (www.paywise.com.au).


About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including:

  1. Experience working with people with disability
  2. Positive and client focused approach
  3. Experience working in residential care, personal care or nursing (highly desirable)
  4. A qualification in a field related to Disability. 
    • A completed Certificate IV level qualification is desired, or current community service or disability studies close to completion
  5. A current Australian Driver’s Licence
  6. Current First Aid and CPR certificate (or willingness to obtain these before starting)
  7. Current WWCC (or willingness to obtain this before starting)


Please provide responses in your cover letter to the following questions related to the person specification:

  • Summarise your experiences of working with people with disability
  • Provide an example of working with a client to support them to reach their goals
  • Describe your reasons for wanting to work as a Disability Support Worker, in Residential services, with Uniting, now?


How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today.


  • You will be asked to sign up for registration, and upload your resume and cover letter
  • You will need to provide responses to the questions above in your cover letter
  • Applications for this round of recruitment close Monday 30 December 2019


Get in touch


  • Pauline Byne – Recruitment Team Leader – 03 9794 3000


Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working  With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.


Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a Driver's Licence valid in Victoria and are you willing to drive agency vehicles and transport clients when required
Essential: List your qualifications relevant to working in Disability support.
Essential: Summarise your experience working with people with disabilities
Essential: Are you available and willing to work shift work including regular weekend shifts, mornings, afternoons, nights, sleep-overs and active nights
Essential: What is the minimum and maximum number of hours you would like to work each week?
Desirable: What are the expiry dates on your certificates in First Aid and CPR?
Essential: Where would you prefer to work? South Eastern Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs or Both
Contact Person Pauline Byne
Contact Phone 03 9794 3000
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
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