Disability Support Worker – Day Programs – Armidale 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

Our Disability Services – day programs are designed to assist our clients live the life they deserve, it’s a centre where clients come to enjoy activities and engage in the community whilst gaining life skills and confidence. 

Our day programs cater for individuals with high to low support needs, this may include clients who use wheelchairs and other aids. We also provide additional support for our clients medical and care needs.

Clients may attend weekdays for day programs or weekends for community participation in programs that are appropriate to the individual’s level of disability and goals.

Our Support workers engage with clients to development skills through activities like cooking, music, craft, leisure sports, reading, singing any much more. 

The role

The role of a Disability Support Worker, Day Programs, is to provide support to our clients with a disability; with a strong focus on developing the skills of each individual by enriching their lives through creative activities that they can enjoy and participate in. We may also be required to provide in home supports for clients and this may require afternoon & night shifts.

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 Daily care
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Outlook.
  • Covid 19 Vaccination or the willingness to obtain before commencing 
  • Pre Employment Assessment with drug screen 


Desirable Criteria

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


The Benefits to working with Challenge Community Services?

You will have access to:

 In addition to competitive pay rates the successful applicant will also have access to:

  • Schad’s Award Level 2 pay rates based on qualifications and or experience.
  • Pay range – $30.49 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!!


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 Sujen Shrestha via email

[email protected]


Closing Date –  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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