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Able Australia - Launceston, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Disability Support Workers

Multiple Opportunities within our Day Support and Residential Services

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people living with disability?

Able Australia is a leading provider of disability services across Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and South East Queensland. For over 50 years we have been delivering innovative support services to people with multiple disabilities and deafblindness. As a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), our vision is to enable the people we support to live the life they choose.

Committed to the values of Trust, Respect, Excellence and Kindness, we provide high quality supports that reflect evidence-based best practice. We strive to ensure our clients live better days, every day.

More about the role

These roles are suitable for an enthusiastic and caring individuals who takes a person-centred approach when supporting people with disability. You will be empathetic, patient and passionate about supporting others to achieve their life goals.

In this role, you will be providing active support to people with disabilities, within their home and in the community, developing skills, independence and friendships. You will be supporting and encouraging clients to participate in a range of day-to-day activities based on their hobbies, interests and goals set within their NDIS support plans.

We are looking for highly motivated people to join our existing team that strives for service excellence and supporting our clients with respect, privacy and dignity.

To be considered for one of these exciting and unique roles, you must be available at least two to three days per week, shifts will be between 8:30am - 4:00pm – Day Services.

Available to be rostered for flexible hours/shifts, including weekend rosters and sleepovers, (minimum 3-4 days per week) – Residential Services.

All successful candidates will be enrolled into a Certificate IV in Disability Services subject to meeting funding requirements.

Skills and experience required to be successful in this role


  • Experience working in the Disability, Aged Care or Mental Health sector.
  • Intermediate computer skills (ie: using Microsoft Outlook, documentation in a client management tool/CRM).
  • Tasmanian Driver’s Licence (International licence and/or learners licence will not be considered)
  • Access to a reliable, insured vehicle (subject to suitability assessment / screening)
  • International Police Check if you have lived or worked overseas for more than one year within the last ten years
  • Right to work in Australia
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module Training Certificate
  • National police check (less than 6 months older) / willingness to obtain
  • Provide First Aid & CPR / willingness to obtain
  • Manual handling Certificate


  • A relevant qualification in Disability, Aged Care, Individual Support, Allied Health, Mental Health or working towards it
  • Training Certificate - Recognise Healthy Body Systems (HLTAAP001) and Assist Clients with Medications (HLTHPS006).
  • Experience supporting those with mental health issues and/or trauma informed practice will be highly regarded.
  • Experience using Carelink+ or a similar client management tool.
  • Auslan qualifications will be highly regarded.

Benefits of joining Able Australia

  • Opportunity to work for a growing organisation that demonstrates industry leadership
  • Attractive Salary packaging benefits
  • Excellent work/life balance
  • Training and professional development opportunities to grow your career
  • Genuinely supportive team environment including a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program

A Group Interview and Information session will be held for candidates selected to progress to the interview stage. These sessions will be run on Tuesday 8 June and Wednesday 9 June 2021 from 9am – 12pm. Information regarding location of this session will be provided.

How to apply

Please click on the APPLY NOWbutton and complete the online application form. You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this job along with your skills and experience. You will be requested to upload a copy of your Working with Vulnerable People card (TAS) and Tasmanian driver’s licence and all relevant qualifications.

Applications must be submitted by COB Monday, 31 May 2021

Please note that you must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered for this position. Employment is conditional upon screening checks throughout employment. If you have any particular question regarding the position or need to find out more, get in touch with Jennifer Oak, Area Manager Day Services on 03 6240 8663 or Bradley Van De Kamp, Regional Operations Manager 0417 868 333

Able Australia embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, members of LGBTQI community, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage and people of all abilities to apply.

Launceston, TAS

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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