Casual Disability Support Worker - Mount Isa

Cootharinga North Queensland

Seeking passionate people to provide the highest standard of service to support people living with a disability. All training provided.

  • Opportunities for Future Part Time Employment
  • Nationally Recognised Medication & Manual Handling Training Provided
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900!
About us:
Cootharinga North Queensland is a quality service provider that has been supporting people living with disabilities in North Queensland for 70 years and is now an aged care registered provider. Cootharinga North Queensland is one of the most experienced community and disability support providers in North Queensland. Our purpose is tailoring solutions to assist people to live the life they want.

About the role:
You can expect to undertake various duties including but not limited to, Personal Care (full training and buddy shifts provided), Manual Handling, Social Support, Transport, Meal Preparation, Domestic Assistance in Home and Record Keeping.

Applicants need to be aware that these positions involve shift work and may involve multiple shifts of varying durations throughout the day/night and including sleepover shifts - attractive penalty rates included! Casual positions may lead to Part Time depending on availability and ongoing reliability.

Mandatory requirements for this position:  
  • Work entitlements in Australia
  • Located in Mount Isa or Surrounds
  • Must be over the age of 18 (at the time of training) due to Compliance Requirements
  • Applicants are required to either hold a current First Aid Certificate including CPR or be willing to obtain one - Provided by Cootharinga
  • Support Workers are required to undergo a Disability Services (DS) Criminal History Screening (Yellow Card) and Working with Children Check (Blue Card) - Cost Covered by Cootharinga
  • Applicants are required to undergo and pass Drug and Alcohol testing and a Pre-employment Functional Assessment - Cost Covered by Cootharinga
  • It is a condition of employment that you have a smart phone or a device with Wi-Fi access for work purposes.
Cootharinga is an Equal Employment Opportunity workplace and is committed to attracting and recruiting employees from diverse backgrounds. 

Training Requirement: Successful Applicants must be available to attend ten full days of training from 12th April to 23rd April in Mount Isa.

To apply:  Please use the below link to review the Disability Support Worker Job Description on our Website. 
Please click 'Apply Now' or Contact us on 07 4759 2000 for further questions. You can also complete our online application available on our website using the below link:
https://www.cootharinga.org.au/about-us/career-opportunities/

Closing Date: Applications Close 10th March 2021.

Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted by a representative from Human Resources to discuss the next steps in the recruitment process.