Disability Support Worker DDSO1/1Q, 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: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: DDSO1/DDSO1Q
Work Location: Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/411773D
Closing Date: 28-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $43,085 - $52,755
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DDSO1-DDSO1Q Goulburn Casual 411773 - Sept Oct 2017.docx (Word, 165KB)
Job Specification

DDSO1-DDSO1Q Goulburn Casual 411773 - Sept Oct 2017.pdf (PDF, 192KB)
Job Specification

DDSO1-1Q Application & Selection Form.docx (Word, 45KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Margaret Nicol
0408 372 418

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: Multiple casual pool positions available

Office Location(s):
Shepparton, Mooroopna, Alexandra, Seymour & Numurkah  (approx. 2 hours drive from Melbourne)

Position Summary:

As a Disability Support Worker, you will help people with a disability achieve their personal goals and aspirations. Assisting client's to actively participate within their local communities, you will 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 team environment. Showing concern for others and a genuine interest in helping people to achieve their potential, you are an honest person striving to make a difference in the community.

**Previous applicants will not be considered**

1). The Application & Selection form attached to the job listing (jobs.careers.vic.gov.au) must be completed and included with your application.

2). An Information Session being held at the Shepparton RSL on Friday 11 August 2017 at 12:30pm if you would like to learn more about this position




  • A Level 2 First Aid Certificate is required.
  • 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 full driver's licence is required as some positions and shifts may be required to drive clients to appointments and other locations.
  • All new starters are required to complete a mandatory induction program prior to commencement of duties.  This relates to both DDSO1/DDSO1Q
  • Unqualified staff will be enabled access to on the job learning as a part of the traineeship scheme.
  • Automatic progression from level 1 to 1Q will occur on the attainment of Certificate IV in Disability Work.



  • Unqualified staff will be enabled access to on the job learning as a part of the traineeship scheme.
  • Automatic progression from level 1 to 1Q will occur on the attainment of Certificate IV in Disability Work.



  • A Certificate IV in Disability Work or the Advanced Certificate in Residential and Community Services or other tertiary qualifications recognised within departmental guidelines as being equivalent is required and a copy must be provided with your application.



Safety Screening


  • All applicants are subject to a National Police History Check.
  • Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check. Applicants should contact the relevant overseas police force to obtain this and submit as part of their application. Details of overseas police agencies are available on the Department of Immigration website www.immi.gov.au and can be searched for under the phrase, ‘penal clearance certificate.'
  • Safety screening will include checking whether your name is on the Disability Worker Exclusion List (DWEL) maintained by the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Unit (DWESU). The DWEL includes names of persons unsuitable for employment as a disability support worker in a disability residential service provided, funded or registered by the Department of Human Services.



How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter, a current resume and a completed Application & Selection form (attached).

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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