Disability Support Worker Engedi Inc


We are seeking passionate, energetic and caring Disability Support Workers with a “can do” attitude, who truly want to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability. Apply to be a part of our Engedi Team!


Own It | “How we get the job done”

In Mackay we are fortunate to assist a diverse range of NDIS participants in our Supported Independent Living, Community Access, Programs and Respite Accommodation services.  Our clients have a range of disabilities and challenging behaviours. We are seeking Support Workers who are resilient and have a sound understanding of the importance of supporting people in line with our commitment to the NDIS practice standards.

An Engedi Disability Support Worker is responsible for providing supports that are relevant to the client’s needs, that fit within their individual NDIS goals.

Keeping Calm & Being Happy | “How you will interact with people and other benefits”

Being part of Engedi means you are making a difference in people’s lives.  Our team is made up of people who care and who are committed to enriching the lives of our clients. 

Other benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate (starting at Casual $34.42/hour) with opportunities to move to permanent part time;
  • Supportive and empowering management team; and
  • Salary Sacrificing for permanent roles.

Respect | “Who we are and why we do it”

We are people who care.  Engedi provides support to people with a disability, their families and communities.  Our clients receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our workforce is committed to providing service that is caring, reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly and empathetic.  We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities.  We advocate for everyone to have a voice.  We do this by providing our clients access to quality services and dedicated professionals who can make a real difference in client lives.   

Responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting our clients’ individual needs in the least restrictive way possible;
  • Mentoring clients and assisting them to develop skills  – guiding people to develop independent living skills- “do with, not for”;
  • Being a positive role model and provide positive support to our clients’ in areas such as emotional behaviour, personal care and hygiene, transport, education, cooking and domestic duties;
  • Assisting in dispensing client medication and adherence to client support plans;
  • Manual handling;
  • Completing clear, concise and factual handover notes and incident reports;
  • Managing complex and challenging client behaviours (including aggressive behaviours);
  • Supporting our clients to engage with their local communities and culture through access to Community Participation Programs and recreational activities;
  • Nurturing dignity, autonomy and positive self-esteem.

 Make It Matter | “What you will bring to make a difference in other’s lives”

  • Hold or be working towards obtaining a qualification in disability support;
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Current drivers licence (mandatory requirement);
  • Current Blue Card and NDIS disability worker screening clearance. You can apply here https://portal.workerscreening.communities.qld.gov.au/ 
    (mandatory requirement);
  • Current First Aid Certificate (mandatory requirement);
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module (mandatory requirement);
  • Be willing and available to work a 24/7 rotating roster which includes evenings, awake shifts, sleepovers and weekend shifts;
  • Preferably previous experience supporting people with a range of behavioral concerns and needs;
  • Basic computer literacy (training provided on our systems).

Join Us | “Next steps”

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If you have any queries, please email [email protected] 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome, actively support and promote the employment of people from diverse groups, including: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS); culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people; older people; and other diverse groups.


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