• Casual
  • Kadina

Department of Human Services SA

About the Business

Disability Services provides valuable support to the South Australian community through supported independent living, Transition to Home, quality and clinical services, and the DHS Equipment Program. As one of the largest providers, we supervise and help with everyday tasks to support people living with disability to live as independently as possible. Our Transition to Home initiative facilitates the timely discharge of people with a disability from hospital into the community.

We also fund equipment and home modifications for South Australians who are otherwise unfunded for these services through Commonwealth options. Equipment and home modifications, as well as the delivery, repair, maintenance and replacement of items, is funded by the DHS Equipment Program.

Role Details

About the Role

  • Assisting and supporting people living with a disability in all aspects of daily living, including but not limited to community inclusion, personal care, building and maintaining independence as well as interpersonal relationships.
  • Numerous intakes in 2024.
  • Roles are available in Kadina and Moonta.

About You

  • Experience and knowledge of disability, mental health and/or positive behaviour support.
  • Experience working in the area of complex behaviour support with people who need a stable and committed team around them.
  • Committed to following Positive Behaviour Support Plans and able to demonstrate your experience working with behaviours of concern.
  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt your approach to meet the individual needs of the person you support.
  • Have a good understanding of person-centred practice.
  • Hold a current South Australian Driver’s License.
  • Have working entitlements to work within Australia.
  • Must be flexible to work over a 7-day, 24-hour roster period including short shifts (minimum 3 hours).
  • Hold a current ‘Provide First Aid Certificate’.
  • Possess intermediate IT skills and knowledge.
  • Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) or equivalent is desired.

How do I Apply?

  • Complete the application form.
  • Attach an up-to date CV/Resume that includes the names, addresses and contact phone numbers of three (3) current referees, one being your current line manager/supervisor.
  • Attach a comprehensive cover letter of up to two (2) pages addressing the Role Specific Capabilities located in the Role Description.
  • Attach a copy of your passport and working eligibility visa for those who are not Australian Citizens

Appointment is subject to:

  • Current, full, C Class Australian drivers’ licence.
  • A current Certificate in Provide First Aid.
  • A satisfactory Disability Services Screening Assessment conducted by the Department, or a current NDIS Worker Check.
  • Demonstrate to our satisfaction that you are physically capable of carrying out all the duties of the position which may be at your own expense.
  • Compulsory attendance at an Induction/Training Program, Mentoring and other relevant training deemed necessary by the department.
  • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a TGA approved vaccine and provide proof of vaccination status prior to being appointed to the role.

Special Conditions

National Police Check required.
Employment-related Screening Check required.
Some out of hours work may be required.
Must hold a current Australian issued driver’s licence (equivalent to minimum class C).

Contact Us

Enquiries to Disability Recruitment Team, Email: DHSdisabilityrecruitment@sa.gov.au

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.