Working as a disability support worker at Yooralla
Right now, we’re recruiting people interested in working with children, young people and adults with disability, to support them to live the life they choose.
A disability support worker role with Yooralla offers:
- rewarding, casual work
- comprehensive training and support
- flexible hours to fit in with your home life, family or studies
- excellent tax benefits
- the possibility of finding work close to home, as Yooralla services Victoria-wide, and
- the chance to support Victorians with disability to actively participate in their community and achieve their goals.
Don’t have any experience with disability?
That’s OK, because Yooralla provides comprehensive induction, training and support. What we are looking for is the right attitude, a desire to learn new skills, meet new people and support people with disability to live the life they choose.
In a disability support worker role with Yooralla, you may:
- provide direct support to people with disability in their home, community, in camps and our Community Hubs.
- take a customer out to their favourite activities in the community, which might include shopping, going to the library or swimming lessons.
- support a customer with their personal care such as toileting or bathing.
- support customers on children’s holiday programs and camps, as well as enabling them to enjoy unique experiences such as abseiling or scuba diving.
Download: Disability Support Worker - Job advertisement (PDF, 315kb) 320kb VAC-1755_BULK-DSW-June-2019-Facebook.pdf
Download: Disability Support Worker - Position Description (PDF, 346kb) 349kb SCHADS-Level-2-2018-03-01.pdf
What’s it like to work in a disability support worker role at Yooralla?
Sue and Rachel have shared their experience of what it's like to work as a disability support worker at Yooralla.
Sue Pearce has worked as a disability support worker at Yooralla for just over four years. Sue said the flexibility of hours and her experience with children is what initially attracted her to the role.
“I mainly work in recreation, but have sometimes done residential support, depending on if I want to do more hours. It is the sort of job where you can be at home when your kids are.”
“When he moved out of home I thought ‘what do I want to do’? A friend of mine who used to teach computer skills at Yooralla said, you’d be brilliant for Yooralla, go and do that!
Rachel has been a disability support worker part-time with Yooralla for the past three years, but says her involvement with Yooralla goes back as long as she can remember.
For Rachel, it’s been a family affair. She has a brother with cerebral palsy and another brother who also worked as a disability support worker while studying.
“My family has been involved with Yooralla my whole life, and I’ve always wanted to have a part-time job in the disability sector,” Rachel said.
Learn more about working as a DSW at Yooralla
Working with Yooralla
If you want a rewarding role empowering people with disability we’d love to welcome you to our team! Join Yooralla and you’ll work as part of a positive and passionate team, in an organisation that has more than 100 years’ history. Yooralla supports Victorians with disability of all ages and needs, in their home and in the community. As one of Victoria’s oldest and largest not-for-profit disability services providers, Yooralla can provide you with a unique career path where your strengths, enthusiasm and skills are well-rewarded.
If you are interested in applying for any of the positions listed, please click on the relevant position and click on apply now. If you have queries in relation to the position please call the contact person listed on the advertisement.
Applications can also be forwarded to:
People & Culture
PO Box 238 Collins Street West, Melbourne, VIC 8007
Phone: 03 9666 4501