Current jobs

Innovative Practitioners - Disability Support 

Various Positions Available

Are you an experienced Support Worker? 

Northern Support Services for people with disabilities (NSS) is a non-profit organisation operating under a range of funding and service contracts. The organisation delivers an agreed number of program hours to registered or eligible participants. NSS operates as a disability service provider predominantly within the Darebin Local Government area. We are committed to partnerships with other service providers to maximise options, flexibility and choice through resource sharing and service coordination. These programs utilise available community resources to maximise the ability of participants to be involved in their local community.

Various positions available:

NSS currently have various opportunities available across many programs and departments including shared supported Accommodation, Short Term Accommodation and Community Options. We are looking for committed, empathetic, passionate Disability Support Workers who have a genuine desire to assist and support clients. If you are available to deliver a flexible, high quality service and feel passionate about making a difference, this opportunity may be for you.

Your responsibilities:

To support people with a disability in a range of settings and to maximise their right to contribute to the social, recreational and economic growth of the community.

You will maximise opportunities for independence, decision making and enjoyment in whatever they choose to do. This may include workforce participation, performance and visual arts, cooking and joining other community groups, and accessing local community venues.

To be successful, you must have:

  • The ability to develop strong relationships with clients and other stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of the philosophical principles of service delivery in the disability field and demonstrated understanding of applying these principles to daily work practices
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and solve problems as they arise
  • Highly developed communication skills
    Current First Aid level 2 Certificate
  • Current CPR
  • National police Children Check

Preferred but not essential:

  • Experience in working with people with challenging behaviours, intellectual disabilities and autism
  • Knowledge of  the NDIS
  • Current drivers licence
  • Own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance
  • Certificate IV in Disability or equivalent qualification

Please also note that as part of NSS’s safety screening process, your name will be checked against the Disability Worker Exclusion List (DWEL), maintained by the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Unit (DWESU) of DHHS.

How to apply:

If the above position interests you, and you believe you are able to satisfy the selection criteria, we would like to hear from you. Please direct any enquiries to our HR Manager, Nadja Krueger by calling 9486 5077.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume and covering letter to nadja.krueger@nss.org.au

Only applicants with Australian Working Rights should apply. Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. NSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

To open, read and print PDF files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe website.