Disability Services Officer (Pool)

Department of Human Services

The Department for Human Services, Disability Services division is looking for compassionate and dedicated individuals who are committed to supporting people with a disability to be actively involved in their own lives. The majority of our clients are supported to live in group homes in the community. Our vision is Everything about you with you, we support and encourage people with disabilities to affect their choices and to use their abilities so they can develop positive skills, valued community roles and a balanced lifestyle.

Role Details:
• Assisting and supporting people living with a disability in all aspects of daily living, including but not limited to community inclusion, personal care / grooming, building and maintaining independence as well as interpersonal relationships
• Have a good understanding of person-centred practice
• Numerous intakes in 2022
• 6 weeks of annual leave per annum
• Roles are available in Kadina & Moonta Bay

Special Conditions:
• Hold a current South Australian Driver’s License
• Have working entitlements to work within Australia
• Must be flexible to work over a 7-day, 24-hour roster period including short shifts (minimum 3 hours)
• Hold a current ‘Provide First Aid Certificate’
• A satisfactory Disability Services Screening Assessment conducted by the Department, or a current NDIS Worker Check
• Demonstrate to our satisfaction that you are physically capable of carrying out all the duties of the position which may be at your own expense
• Compulsory attendance at an Induction/Training Program, Mentoring and other relevant training deemed necessary by the department
• Incumbent must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Therapeutic Goods Administration Authority (TGA) approved vaccine and provide proof of vaccination status prior to being appointed to the role. You must promptly receive any further COVID-19 vaccination(s) or booster vaccination(s) approved by the TGA and which are available to you to access.
• Possess intermediate IT skills and knowledge
• Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) or equivalent is desired
• Experience and knowledge of disability, mental health and/or positive behaviour support

Enquiries: DHS Disability Recruitment Email: DHSDisabilityRecruitment@sa.gov.au

Application Instructions

Screening Checks

If you are new to the department and are invited to an interview, you will be required to produce a National Police Check, which has been issued within six months of your application for the role. National Police Checks can be applied for via the South Australia Police or through an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission accredited body.

If the role you are applying for also requires an Employment-related Screening Check, you will be required to undergo such assessment as is advised by DHS, including periodic assessment during your employment.

Cover Letter and Resume

You are required to submit a cover letter, up to a maximum of 2 pages, addressing how your skills, experience and capabilities align with the role description. You are also required to provide three work referees, one of whom must be your recent line manager, and attach your current resume via the online application form. For more information about the department’s recruitment and selection process, please refer to Working for DHS.

Please be aware late applications will not be accepted.

DHS is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, language, disability, sexual orientation and identity.

Vacancy ID:  491321

Applications close:  20/09/2022

To apply for this job please visit iworkfor.sa.gov.au.