Job hunting information
Employers are looking for staff that have ‘the right fit’ in terms of values, integrity and ethics, being friendly and open minded, having respect for the client, resilience, passion, common sense and interpersonal skills.
There are pathway options available for those working in the disability sector. An entry level role would be as a Disability Support Worker/Personal Care Worker. Other roles in the sector include: support coordinators, case managers, specialist support and enrolled or registered nurses.
Depending on the employer you may need formal qualifications such as a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Disability before commencing but others are happy to support you to achieve either of these qualifications through a traineeship model.
Whichever model you maybe employed under you will still receive lots of ‘in house’ and induction training to enable you to provide person-centred care to your clients.