Disabled Care Worker

  • Cairns
  • Permanent
  • Mon May 27 01:50:47 2024
  • BBBH4359

Disabled Care Worker

  • Permanent Role
  • $65-75K PA
  • Cairns QLD


Full time position is available for a Disabled Care Worker in Cairns, QLD 4870.


You must have at least a relevant Certificate III + at least 12 months of relevant work experience within the disability sector.


In this role, you will engage with a diverse range of young people and adults to understand their needs and aspirations. The role will challenge you to think outside of the box and will provide a deeper understanding of the need for connection as our first step when working with participants from diverse backgrounds. You will be part of a team that has the drive and passion to support our participants to increase their capacity within their lives and reach their desired goals.


  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of strategies in synergy of the NDIS guidelines and Child Safety guidelines.
  • Provide advice and support to stakeholder groups, family, and community relating to participants and with implementing resourcing strategies to improve outcomes of participant’s goals.
  • Support and assist clients with home care, personal support, domestic assistance, washing, meal preparation, cleaning, social support, respite and provide emotional support and companionship.
  • Work with participants to access services and the community.
  • Assist participants to have the opportunity to develop and maintain skills, capacities and lifestyles that are valued in the community.
  • Complete detailed reports, briefings, correspondence, and responses to queries related to the participant's support services and resourcing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, working with other services on shared priorities to deliver integrated services.
  • Report any WH&S concerns or incidents to the Home Leader.
  • Actively contribute to a team environment through open communication, participation in regular staff meetings, planning processes, and policy review. Provide back up and support to other staff, as necessary. 
  • Be available to work flexible hours across a fortnightly rotation roster.
  • Two sleepovers a week as a minimum.
  • Be actively involved in the positive promotion and marketing of all values and mission statement. 
  • Contribute to the direction of our program which operate within the communities and within the 24/7 out of home care.


  • Able to engage and interact effectively with people with disability to deliver quality support services and achieve positive outcomes for clients.
  • Sound communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to write case notes and reports.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and to organise self.
  • Sound interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills; and the ability to identify lateral solutions to problems.
  • Computer literacy with experience using Office365.
  • An understanding of the NDIS, working within the NDIS Operational Guidelines, NDIS programs and complying with the standards.
  • Understanding of the Child Safety policies and procedures or willingness to learn and comply with the standards.
  • Knowledge of the National Mental Health Strategy, the National Standards for Mental Health Services, the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce and other related legislation is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of engaging and supporting people with disabilities, including mental health issues.


  • Outcomes/results focused.
  • High level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Able to handle workplace pressure in a way that maintains stable performance and workplace morale.
  • Able to maintain reasonable levels of energy and to be efficiently productive over extended periods when necessary.
  • Sense of urgency and the ability to work successfully to deadlines.
  • Engage in cultural and transitional planning with young people to ensure their cultural needs / connections are met and transitional plans are appropriate.
  • Deliver services in line with the agreed care plan, Child Safety and NDIS budget
  • Participate in a culture of continual quality improvement and actively participate in reflection and learning.
  • Deliver services in line with our principal values.


  • First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • Trauma and attachment.
  • NDIS worker orientation module.
  • Current Queensland driver’s License.
  • QLD Registered vehicle with comprehensive insurance, Commercial use of vehicle to be noted on the Certificate of Currency.
  • Current Blue Card and NDIS worker screening.
  • Confidence to satisfy the relevant probity and legislation checks.
  • Experience in engaging and supporting people with disabilities is desirable.
  • Experience in achieving outcomes with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Experience in case notes and report writing.
  • High Level of understanding within the Indigenous culture and the families.


The salary offered will be $65,000 to $75,000 based on experience.


All candidates encouraged to apply. Visa holders with work rights will be considered with employer sponsorship opportunities available to the right candidate.


Applications in Word format should be forwarded to us by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.