Disability Support Worker DDSO 1/1Q

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.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Casual/Temporary
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: DDSO1/DDSO1Q
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/OPR/34051403/F
Closing Date: 01-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $43,085 - $52,755
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PD DDSO1-1Q Disability Support Worker - Nov 2017.pdf (PDF, 288KB)

Timelines and FAQ Sheet.pdf (PDF, 123KB)

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Contact: Peta Thompson
9843 6036

Position Details

Number of vacancies available:  Mutliple

Office Location(s):
Various Locations across the East Division 

Position Summary:

 As a Disability Support Worker, you will empower people to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. You will support 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 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.  There is alos an online questionnaire to be completed. 

For more information about the Department of Health & Human Services visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

East Workforce Services on phone: (03) 9843 6036

Job Reference number: VG/DHHS/EED/34051403/F

Applications close Midnight Sunday 1 October 2017

To apply online and for other DHHS and Victorian Government job opportunities please visit www.careers.vic.gov.au

Police Checks form part of the Department of Health & Human Services recruitment process.

The department promotes diversity and equal opportunity
in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.
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, please contact our Diversity Unit on

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

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