Disability Support Workers – Complex Behaviour Focus ACT


Focus ACT is a market leading provider, supporting people to live their life independently in their homes and in the community. Through the dedicated efforts of our team, who have a passion for helping others, Focus ACT delivers excellent service.

Focus ACT is currently seeking Disability Support Workers to support a variety of clients with varied needs, including many with complex behaviours. You must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week on a permanent basis. More hours are available, with contracts up to 76 hours per fortnight considered upon worker review. 

In return, you will receive:

  • Ongoing training and development
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Access to EAP
  • A rewarding career
  • Pathways to permanency
  • A supportive team

The role of a Disability Support Worker is to actively engage with people so they may live as independently as possible. The program of support is tailored to each individual and may include a combination of domestic, personal and social assistance that is provided in line with the Disability Services Act, the National disability standards and in a way that supports enabling each person to live ‘their’ life.

Duties include:

  • Assisting and support individuals to develop independence by facilitating participation in budgeting, shopping and related tasks of managing their own home;
  • Assisting individuals with their personal, health and/or medical requirements including medications;
  • Undertaking domestic, household and cooking duties in a way that enhances the support of the individual, such as training and upskilling the individual to maximise level of independence;
  • Assisting individuals to develop and maintain personal, family, community and social relationships;
  • Assisting individuals to be part of the community and develop their social skills and networks;
  • Participating in designing the support plan that will deliver the client driven outcomes;
  • Implementing Positive Behaviour Support Plans to mitigate risk of complex behaviours;
  • Adhering to any available guidance, tailor communication style/technique in line with clients’ complex communication requirements; and
  • Supporting clients to achieve their personal goals.

Essential requirements:

  • WWVP Card (with NDIS activities) 
  • Police Check (Or willing to undertake one)
  • A valid Australian Driver’s License
  • Full working rights in Australia
  • Current First Aid & CPR qualifications
  • Minimum industry Certificate III in Disability (please note, we DO NOT accept certificates in ageing given many of our clients are not elderly)
  • Must be able to work as part of a rotating roster
  • Must have access to a reliable motor vehicle when working
  • Must have comprehensive car insurance
  • Must have experience dealing with complex behaviours

If you meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please submit a cover letter to tell us a bit about you, your experience, interests and hobbies. Please also outline your availability.

Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

Please note this is a small recruitment round.  However, should you wish to be considered for future recruitment, please advise in your cover letter that you are happy to have your details retained for future consideration.

If you have any queries regarding the position advertised, contact Focus ACT on 02 6282 9422 or [email protected] 


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