Find your perfect Career in Disability!
There is a diverse range of entry points to your career to match your life experience, skills, interests or qualifications.
Careers in Disability suit people with good communication and relationship building skills as well as the willingness to learn and develop.
Contemporary disability practice, readiness to work in culturally appropriate ways and digital literacy are some of the skills and attributes of successful workers in disability.
The benefits of a Career in Disability are as diverse as the roles and employers and can include:
- Work -Life balance
- Workplace flexibility
- Full-time, Part-time, Casual hours
- Local work
- Salary packaging
- Job Satisfaction – positively valued impact of your work
Everyday Support is working directly with people to support their daily life. Each person’s support is unique and individualised to their own needs. Support can be building skills or the bridge to everyday life. Eg. Exploring skills and interests, and social activities, budgeting. Supporting everyday tasks like getting ready for workshopping, paying bills, preparing meals, travelling and living independently.
The workplace may be in a range of settings including people’s homes and out and about in the community.
Providing Job Support includes working directly with people to support them in finding work or succeeding at work. This can include finding and creating suitable roles, coaching on the job, supporting applications and interviews, providing information to employers and coordinating job development and training. Support to succeed at work can include coaching and training people on the job or sourcing and organising support and modifications needed in the workplace.
The workplace will be as varied as the jobs that people have.
Specialist Support are broad and include Allied Health and other workers.
The workplace setting will vary from clinical offices to people’s homes and community.
Specialist Support in Allied Health are tertiary qualified in the specialist area and will usually work with people with disabilities in mainstream settings. These workers may become ‘registered providers’ to provide support to NDIS participants.
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
Other specialist support roles include:
- Social work
- Art and music therapist
Administration and Management support and lead organisations to deliver services and operate efficiently and effectively.
Roles vary from entry level administration to senior and executive management. You may work in a small organisation and team or a statewide organisation offering services in multiple locations.
The role you are suited to will depend on your skills, experience and qualifications.
Some of the roles include:
- Reception and front office administration
- Accounts, Human Resources, Policy, Legal
- Front line Supervisors
- Planners and Coordinators
- Service Coordination, Program Management
- Service Management
- Chief Executive Officers