Disability Support Worker

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.

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. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/22018
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Flow chart for Applicants.docx (Word, 21KB)
Job Specification

22018 PD ITP (DAS and DFATS).doc (Word, 970KB)
Job Specification

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Position Details

Number of vacancies available: casual and ongoing positions

Office Location(s):
 Northern Suburbs in Melbourne

Please note: Group interviews and Info session will be held Wednesday 7th February 2018. Successful candidates will then be invited to a Panel Interview on Tuesday 13 February or Wednesday 14th February.

  Please keep these days free as attendance is mandatory

Position Summary:

Disability Accommodation Services - 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.

Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service (DFATS) is a state-wide disability service.  DFATS delivers a range of time-limited assessment, treatment, support and residential services to people with an intellectual disability who display high risk, anti-social behaviour and are involved, or at risk of being involved, in the criminal justice system. Through these services, DFATS aims to facilitate positive long-term changes that will allow clients to transition, live and participate safely in community life.

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.'


How to Apply:

Applicants are required 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.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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