Disability Support Worker – Blacktown Community Centre [Female*] AFFORD


About Australian Foundation for Disability (Afford)

Afford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of our customers, their families and carers. We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional quality experiences and in fulfilling our obligations as detailed in the NDIS Code of Conduct and Practice Standards. We will only recruit candidates who share this commitment, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection processes to ensure suitability, and all candidates are subject to appropriate pre-employment checks.


Our Vision is to provide innovative and flexible high-quality support that will genuinely enhance the lives of people with disabilities, their families and carers.


Afford is a recognised employer and our employees enjoy a range of benefits including;

Ongoing professional development and paid training

Fun and supportive workplace culture

Not for profit salary packaging, and discounts on a range of products and services including gym memberships.


Afford is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we support and celebrate diversity and do not discriminate. We are for all people, regardless of difference, and know that the more inclusive we are the stronger our work culture and the better our service delivery will be. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, experience, merit and business need.


*it is also a condition of employment that employees who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination must be fully vaccinated and comply with current COVID-19 booster vaccinations in order to perform duties at any of our workplaces. If you are not medically eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you must provide Afford with acceptable evidence of having a health condition for which obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination is contraindicated.


About the opportunity

With this particular opportunity we are looking for candidates that have experience with challenging behaviors.

With our ongoing expansion we are looking for experienced community support workers / Lifestyle Assistants who want to be part of an innovative, passionate not for profit organisation whose primary focus is to support people with disabilities to lead exceptional, joy filled lives.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide high quality daily client support to clients who have varying needs with a variety of disabilities, which includes personal care, manual handling and light domestic duties.
  • Use your administration skills to document client records daily.
  • Comply with NDIS requirements and follow individual service and healthcare plans.
  • Communicate effectively with your clients their carers and families
  • Effectively contribute to site and asset maintenance.
  • Ensure all Afford policies and procedures including WH&S are adhered to.
  • Other duties as directed by the Team Leader.
  • Work as part of a dedicated and fun team


About the candidate

We are looking for support workers who are as focused on supporting people with disabilities to lead exceptional, joy filled lives as much as we are! You will also need the following;

  • Experience with PEG feeding, manual handling & personal care required 
  • Experience working with people with varying degrees of disability and behaviours
  • A current First Aid Certificate Working With Children Check (or willing to obtain one)
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Flexible and empathetic attitude


Afford employees enjoy a range of benefits including;

  • Ongoing professional development and paid training
  • Flexibility and fantastic working environments
  • Discounts on a range of products and services including Gym memberships
  • Not for profit salary packaging

Afford is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

If successful, you will need to complete a national and international police check.

Please note that if you haven’t heard from us within one week, please accept that your application, at this time, has been unsuccessful.


*The need for Female Disability Support Workers is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT 1977 – SECTIONS 14

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