Disability Support Worker Disability Destinations


Disability Destinations is a small, unique, disability provider that works closely with participants of the NDIS. We provide respite and support work services and are looking to expand our team due to urgent client needs. As part of our growing Team, we are looking for two amazing, experienced Disability Support Workers to deliver individualised support and activities to NDIS participants, in-home, and away from their homes, while allowing their carers a chance for a well-deserved break. 

You will be able to demonstrate experience in the field, an understanding of the NDIS and National Disability Standards, and will have a strong desire to support people from all walks of life. You must provide a cover letter demonstrating your experience working with children and outlining your experience working within the disability sector.

The Opportunity

Staff will not be expected to provide any manual transfers, hoist use, restraint, or restrictive practices. Medication administration and overnight support may be required. We support NDIS participants on short breaks, with a diagnosis of:

  • Mental Health Conditions (aka ‘Psychosocial’)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (typically ‘Asperger’s)
  • Mild-Moderate Intellectual Disabilities


We are looking for a suitably qualified Disability Support Worker who will:

  • actively promote an environment that will enhance each person’s life experience.
  • engage with our clients in meaningful ways to “make their day”.
  • work respectfully with each individual who is in need of support.
  • work in a safe manner, contributing to our safety culture and positive work environment.
  • demonstrate reliability and a commitment to our values.
  • be able to think on their feet, and plan as they go.

Previous experience within disability in-home care, and respite care is highly regarded. Knowledge and exposure to clients with psychosocial, autism spectrum disorders, and mild-moderate intellectual disabilities is an advantage. 

Key tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting participants to perform important daily activities.
  • Facilitating daily personal hygiene and dressing tasks, as well as other personal care needs in a supportive and safe environment.
  • Assisting with coordinating and facilitating community access as part of a participant’s Support Plan.
  • Supporting community inclusion and networking opportunities for participants and supporting participants’ leisure activities, as required. 
  • Providing emotional support.
  • Supporting and encouraging family relationships and friendships. 
  • Facilitating participant communication and enhancing their choice and decision-making processes. 
  • Assisting participants with menu planning, shopping, meal preparation and cooking. 
  • Assisting participants with domestic duties or home maintenance. 
  • Enhancing opportunities for learning, skill development and independence for participants.
  • Mobility support.                                   
  • Transporting participants to therapies and other appointments, shopping, and social activities as required.


For This Role, You Will:

  • Be providing mostly 1:1 support, however occasionally the support may include one or more other people. Supports will be added as necessary.
  • Be providing transport in your vehicle, a hired vehicle, or a work vehicle.
  • Be planning meals or eating out, facilitating road/day trips, meaningful activities, and enjoyable experiences.
  • Working in collaboration with our passionate team, to plan, deliver and review each unique respite experience, which is tailored to each participant’s specific NDIS goals. Some skill building may be involved (meal planning, shopping, money handling, personal care support etc.).
  • Assist in creating each itinerary and ensuring it is flexible for the participant during their respite.
  • You may be required to support clients on flights interstate.
  • Be required for some weekend and public holiday support. 
  • Be responsible for ensuring that our client is being supported to the highest standard. 
  • Be ensuring that the correct documentation is taken, recorded, and received by key management personnel within strict time requirements. 
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to empowering people with disabilities.
  • Have proven travel experience.
  • Be compassionate and demonstrate empathy.
  • Be able to handle complex or challenging situations calmly and rationally.
  • Have knowledge of NDIS processes and the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission.
  • Have experience working closely with participants, their families and staff to create and implement day to day schedules that meet all aspects of participants social, emotional, physical, vocational and financial needs.
  • Have strong administrative skills.


Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria

  • Completion of a minimum Certificate 3 in Mental Health or Disability, Home and Community Care Sectors or relevant qualification in Social Welfare/Human Services/Behavioural Sciences, Aged Care or Leisure and Lifestyle, and
  • Minimum of 12 months of full-time equivalent experience in the Mental Health or Disability sector.
  • A current, full Australian driver’s licence and registered, roadworthy vehicle in excellent condition, with comprehensive insurance.
  • Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with technology incl. smartphones, tablets, laptops etc.
  • Fully functioning mobile phone with 4G/5G capability, internet, and Wi-Fi accessibility. 


Essential Clearances/Certificates

  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Working with Children Check
  • NDIS Orientation, Induction, and Effective Communication Modules Certificate
  • Safe Environments Certificate
  • Medication Training 
  • COVID 19 Vaccination (Double Vaccination status essential)

Benefits And Perks

  • Supportive management 
  • We encourage initiative
  • Career progression potential
  • Competitive Pay rates starting at $28.58-$40.68ph

If you feel you have the experience, qualifications, clearances, and commitment to the role of a disability support worker, please reply to this advert on Seek only, with a cover letter which clearly demonstrates your suitability for this role, and which covers the criteria listed, your resume, and/or a video demonstrating the same. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



Disability Destinations

Employment Type


Job Salary

$30 - $39.99 per hour

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