Disability Support Worker- Accommodation -Tamworth Challenge Community Services


Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity  employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander  and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse  backgrounds.

About Challenge

Challenge Disability Services provide Supported Independent Living programs (also known as group homes). We provide modern 3-5 bedroom homes with Support Workers on hand 24/7 for NDIS participants with Supported Independent Living (SIL) funding.

We support participants with a range of low, moderate, high to complex needs with a Disability diagnosis, from all backgrounds, in single and multiple programs.

We identify individual needs and tailor programs to suit. Every program is aimed at developing and maximizing each individual’s potential as a person and as a member of the community.

The role

The role of a Disability Support Worker in Accommodation Services is to provide support to our clients with a disability who require assistance with personal care and daily tasks; with a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible within a shared living and one on one environment. Residents are supported each morning and afternoon, overnight and on weekends by experienced and qualified staff.  

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Australian Drivers Licence
  • First Aid certificate or the willingness to get one within the on boarding stage.
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module
  • Flexibility to work within a service that provides 24/7 care, this includes weekend work, sleepover and or active night shifts within a fortnightly roster.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Covid 19 Vaccination


Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate III or IV in Disability Support or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated understanding in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) processes.at

The Benefits to working with Challenge Community Services?

You will have access to:

  • Schad’s Award Level 2 pay rates based on qualifications and or experience.
  • Pay range – $30.46 up to $33.23 per hour
  • Increase your take home pay with Salary Packaging Options
  • Entertainment/Meal Card. You can use up to $2,650 of your pre-tax income per year in addition to your tax-free limit for living expenses.
  • Novated lease- when you package your car, you pay a portion of the vehicle’s costs out of your salary before tax is calculated. This reduces your taxable income and effectively increases your take-home pay.
  • Flexible working hours working on a fortnightly Roster
  • Negotiated extra leave, buy EXTRA annual leave that you can take or even get paid out as a saving incentive.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Day Off on your Birthday!!
  • Job satisfaction – helping to make a difference in people’s lives.


How to apply

When applying, please ensure you include a cover letter, resume and address the key selection criteria as part of your application.


To apply and view the Position Description please click on the ‘apply now’ button below or visit our website: www.challengecommunity.org.au


Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Marissa Lawrence on 0437 038 818 or via email: [email protected]



Challenge Community Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.


Closes: 4th September 2022


We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live, and pay my respects to their elders past and present



Challenge Community Services

Job Salary

$30.46 - $33.23

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