Disability Support Workers, Residential Client Services

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: DDSO1/DDSO1Q
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/34050898
Closing Date: 20-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $43,085 - $52,755
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DDSO1-1Q Position no. 34050898 Box Hill and Wheelers Hill x6 positions - PD Aug. 2017.doc (Word, 204KB)
Job Specification

DDSO1-1Q Position no. 34050898 Box Hill and Wheelers Hill x6 positions - PD Aug. 2017.pdf (PDF, 369KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Verity Cotela or Gavin Hardidge
98436603 or 98436613 respectively

Position Details

Number of vacancies available:   6 x Ongoing Part Time (ranging from 75 - 98 hours per 28 day roster)

Office Location(s): 
Box Hill and Wheelers Hill   
Position Summary:

As a Disability Support Worker, you will support children, ages range from primary to middle secondary school age with a disability and other complex support requirements to achieve their personal goals and aspirations while working closely with specialists who will support the team to work with the children and their families.

You will assist the client's to actively participate within their local communities, 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.


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

The Department of Health and Human Services has undergone a merger. Please note, as an interim measure, for further information please review both websites: www.dhs.vic.gov and www.health.vic.gov.au

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