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.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: DDSO1/DDSO1Q
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/529623
Closing Date: 25-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $44,378 - $54,338
Job Duration: ongoing
Attachments: DDSO1-1Q Disability Support Worker - BA PD.docx (Word, 180KB)
Job Specification

DDSO1-1Q Disability Support Worker - BA PD.pdf (PDF, 79KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Jackie Phillips
03 5231 2170

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 3

Office Location:
Geelong 

 
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.

Are you:

  • Committed to delivering high quality outcomes for clients?
  • Passionate about making a difference?
  • Well organised and a good communicator?
  • Honest and trustworthy?

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.

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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