Disability Support Worker

Healthcare Australia

Disability Support workers required to cover casual shifts. Working with adults and children in the Townsville and surrounding areas

  • Weekly Pay
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Work Life Balance
Healthcare Australia (HCA) is a national organisation specialising in providing recruitment services to the health and care industry throughout Australia.  HCA Community Care division focuses on providing experienced workers to support Adults and Children in a community setting.

The Role - Disability Support Worker
Working with Adults and Children in a variety of settings including Adult Residential, Contact supervision. High behavioural skills and high care would be an advantage. Shifts are located in Townsville and surrounding areas.  Duties may include, though not limited to:
  • Daily living assistance including meal preparation, cleaning
  • Personal care prompting and assistance 
  • Community Access and transportation
  • Providing positive behaviour support
Mandatory Requirements:
  • Must have a minimum of 12 months experience (Must be within last 2 years and able to be referenced)
  • Hold or willing to obtain a QLD WWCC (Blue Card) and QLD Positive Notice (Yellow Card)
  • Hold or studying a Certificate in IV in a related field
  • Flexible availability - Able to cover AM/PM, Sleepovers, Weekends shifts as required
  • First Aid Certificate issued within the last 3 years (or willing to obtain)
  • CPR Certificate issued within the last 12 months (or willing to obtain)
  • Evidence of work rights (e.g. Passport or Birth Certificate)
  • Unrestricted QLD Driver Licence
  • Comprehensively insured vehicle that can be used for work purposes
  • Smartphone(iOS or Android)
Highly regarded skills and experience:
  • Experience supporting complex and challenging behaviours including verbal/physical aggression, property damage and self-harm
  • Experience and training in complex supports such as PEG feeding/management, epilepsy, Manual Handling (hoisting)
  • MAYBO or other Behaviour support Training is highly regarded
  • Hold or be working toward a relevant Qualification (Cert IV or higher)

The Benefits
  • 24 hour support from a dedicated team
  • Manage your shifts and payroll on our easy to use APP
  • Weekly payroll
  • Flexible hours and days of work
  • Supportive team environment
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Potential to work in other divisions within Healthcare Australia (NDIS, Aged Care, Nursing etc)
  • Potential to transfer to other states if you are looking at moving

Apply Today  

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be contacting successful candidates for screening. Successful applicants will be required to clear all relevant probity checks before starting in the role.

To apply for this role, please follow the link and submit your resume. HCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applicants who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.