Advanced Disability Support Worker, Disability Accommodation Services

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: DDSO2A
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/363793D
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $51,828 - $69,906
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DDSO2A Advanced Dis Support Worker (363793) Alexandra ReadvertisedDec2017 PD.docx (Word, 142KB)
Job Specification

DDSO2A Advanced Dis Support Worker (363793) Alexandra ReadvertisedDec2017 PD.pdf (PDF, 145KB)
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Contact: Operations Manager
0408 372 418

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Work Location(s):

Position Summary:

Advanced Disability Support Workers provide support and information for people with disabilities, across their lifecycle and in all domains of life, to enable access to a quality life with dignity, respect and social inclusion in the least restrictive environment. Support workers at this level work in group homes, respite, residential facilities and the community providing outreach services and in service support roles including intake/response and case management. 


  •  Positions at the DDSO-2A level require an Advanced Diploma Disability Work, Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability), registered or eligibility to be registered as a Mental Retardation Nurse or other qualification recognised within departmental guidelines as being equivalent.
  • A current Employee Working with Children Check (WWCC) card is required and will need to be provided prior to commencement of employment by the applicant. Currency will need to be maintained by the employee for the period of employment.
  • A level 2 First Aid Certificate is required.
  • A full driver's licence would be is required

Specialist expertise

  • Competencies in areas of complex behaviour management or high/complex medical needs should be demonstrated. Areas of specialisation may include mental health (dual disability), aged care and youth/adolescent issues and behaviour intervention.
  • Knowledge and competencies commensurate with at least two years of work experience in disability support or a related field will be required, including:
  • a contemporary understanding of disability and an ability to apply theoretical knowledge and experience to support people with disabilities
  • knowledge of complex conditions that impact on disability and the ability to remain up to date with related developments.
  • A thorough knowledge of the Disability Act 2006, modern trends in service provision to people with a disability and the implications for service delivery would be expected.


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.

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