Advanced Disability Support Worker - 2 positions (readvertised)

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

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: DDSO2A
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/00280661
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $55,940 - $74,525
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 280661- Advanced Disability worker (PRS) - 2 positions.doc (Word, 978KB)
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Contact: Kara Gill
(03) 9468 3401

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 2 x Full time/Ongoing (readvertised)

* please note you must have the mandatory qualification for this role
Office Location(s): Bundoora

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. These include Bachelor Degrees in the following disciplines - Education (Special Education); Health Sciences; Psychology; Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work; Occupational Therapy; Speech Pathology; Mental Health Nursing, Physiotherapy; Nursing; Behavioural Science; Community Development.

 How to Apply:

Applicants  must apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: previous applicants need not reapply

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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