Support Worker Barkuma Incorporated


About Us             

Barkuma is a not-for profit organisation that provides a range of services to assist people with disability. For over 50 years, Barkuma has provided an environment of self-determination that opens up a lifetime of limitless learning and opportunity. Together, we establish the capacity and confidence to transition out of high school and continue to build a lifetime of independence that makes quality employment and accommodation outcomes possible. 

Our Aspirational Goal is to be a leading provider of high-quality employment, transition, and in-home supports for current and future Barkuma customers.

Our Purpose is to partner with people on the journey to their best life.

About the Role

We have multiple opportunities for Support Workers, to join our Accommodation and Respite team. The aim of these roles are to provide individualised support to customers with a cognitive or physical disability and their families, supporting them to live as an empowered and equal citizen in their community.

These opportunities are permanent part-time, for day and afternoon rotating roster, including some passive overnight support services in Northern Metro.

  • A position in Tununda with a minimum 60 hours per 4 week roster period on offer with an opportunity for extra hours when available.
  • Multiple positions for Northern Metro 80-100 hours per 4 week roster period, with an opportunity for extra hours when available.

Key responsibilities

  • Actively assist and support customers, their family members and/or advocates to have knowledge of the National Disability Standards and NDIA.
  • Be positive and sensitive to all employees, customers and family members, as change can be challenging.
  • Support customers to participate within community activities of interest and agreed within their NDIS Plan.
  • Ensure that all customers have opportunities to make decisions and choices regarding their recreational pursuits.
  • Implement and support development of NDIS plans for all customers.

About you

Successful candidates must bring with them:

  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Proactive approach to duties with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • High standard of work ethic and confidentiality required with a professional and mature disposition.
  • Appropriate infection control certificate.
  • Manual handling training.


  • Current driver’s license and a roadworthy car, certificate and insurance cover.
  • Assist with Medication Certification
  • Certificate III in Individualised Support (Disability) or equivalent (willingness to obtain this is essential)
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • NDIS Workers Screening clearance or current DHS Disability clearance

Availability to attend all regular shifts across a rotating roster, including morning, afternoon, evening, and in Northern Metro – passive overnight as required.

In keeping with the Emergency Management (In-home and Community Aged Care and Disability Support workers Vaccination) (Covid-19) Direction 2021, it is a requirement that all persons engaged in work, or perform duties in a designated disability positions must provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status.  Please ensure you forward evidence of your vaccination status with your application.

These positions will be based from our accommodation sites in the Northern Suburbs/Tanunda 

To find out more about Barkuma visit us at:


To apply

Applications including resume and email/cover letter outlining why you would be the suitable candidate for this role.

With respect, no recruitment agencies please. Candidates must have work rights for Australia.  Barkuma is an equal opportunity employer.

Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted.



Barkuma Incorporated

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