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Working with United Disability Care FAQs

What skills or experience do I need to to be Disability and Home Care Support worker ?

We look for qualified and motivated people with experience in Support Work.
  
  • Are you a caring person? Someone who enjoys helping people in the community? 
  • Maybe your friends come to you for advice a lot of the time?  If so, you probably have the skills we are looking for.

    Ideally you will have the following…
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificates 
  • Current Drivers License (Mandatory)
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Manual handling training
  • Able to work a variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, weekdays, and weekends.

Highly Regarded Qualifications and Experience

  • Cert III Disabilities or similar qualification an advantage
  • Experience in providing Home Care support services
  • Experience in behavioural management
  • Experience in dealing with anger issues and inappropriate behaviours
  • Experience in positive behaviour support plan and restrictive practices
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure. 

A requirement of the role is that you own a smart phone and have access to data.

What are the benefits of working with United Disability Care?

We can offer you:

Reward program
Salary Sacrifice
Flexible Working Agreements
Employee Assistance Program 
Ongoing training and support

As well as that, you will be joining a great team of enthusiastic and experienced workers who you can also learn from.

What employment positions does United Disability Care offer?

Disability and Home Care Support Worker
Mental Health Support Worker
Registered Nurse
Team Leaders and Coordinators
Senior Coordinators
Area Managers
Behavioural Specialist
Service Developers
Student Vocational Placement

How do I apply?

If you are interested in working with United Disability Care visit our Careers Page to explore positions currently available and other options.
Hit the APPLY TODAY button to get started.

Student Vocational Placement FAQs

What is student vocational placement with United Disability?

Student vocational placement is an initiative that introduces students to careers in the disability and community care industry. Our organisation offers a fun, caring environment where students can get involved in the delivery of workshops, in home care and excursion support services under the guidance and support of our expert support coordinators who are working daily with people living with a disability.

Are there any fees involved with signing up for student vocational placement with United Disability?

United Disability are passionate about offering training and employment opportunity to the disability sector and have developed this program as a free initiative to students willing to become involved.  This exciting program was developed in response to our ongoing demand for workers in our industry as we firmly believe that the effort we put into education will only benefit the quality of care we can provide our clients in the future.

What age group is the United Disability student vocational placement program aimed at?

The United Disability student vocational placement program is designed to reach students aged 18 years and over.

What will students do/learn during their placement with United Disability?

Students participate in hands-on activities, group exercises, down-to-earth discussion with people with disability, in home care, support in the delivery of client workshops / programs and the occasional community or excursion experience day.

The United Disability student vocational program aims to build national awareness of the disability and community care industry, whilst providing potential employment pathways to a rewarding career in disability services and support care.

The program has been designed with educational institution students and objectives in mind, offering an opportunity to learn:

  • Ways to promote and deliver positive community interactions and care to people with living with disability;
  • The importance of community and social inclusion and participation for people living with disability;
  • The importance of creating life skills and independence for people living with disability;
  • Assist with personal care, treatment management and in-home respite;
  • Support individual health and emotional wellbeing of people living with disability;
  • Assist with client movement and activity;
  • Assist in the response to difficult and challenging behaviours;
  • Assist with workshop and program delivery;
  • Contribution and support with excursion care;
  • Assist with community and social support whilst fostering independence & skills maintenance;
  • Administrative support services;
  • Assist in domestic care and meal preparation; and
  • The potential career pathway within United Disability and the disability and community care industry.

Will engaging in Student Vocational Placement with United Disability count as course credit with my current education provider?

Yes, United Disability have worked with many training and education providers to ensure that the hours you spend with United Disability are registered as placement hours with your education authority.  To confirm if your education provider will recognise student placement with United Disability, please contact our team on info@uniteddisability.com.au.

As part of your placement each United Disability student vocational placement will receive a certificate of recognition for your contribution to our community and the people living with disability we support.

What locations is student vocational placement currently available?

ACCnet21 is a growing organisation that currently has opportunities in the following locations:

New South Wales:

  • Tweed
  • Byron Bay
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Moree
  • Maitland
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Hunter region and surrounds

Queensland:

  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane

South Australia:

  • Adelaide

Student vocational placement for Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT are currently unavailable; however, opportunities are currently in development.  For more information about these upcoming areas, please contact our student vocational placement team on info@uniteddisability.com.au for more information on future availabilities.

Are there any prerequisites for student vocational placement with United Disability?

To ensure continuity of care and safety for our valued clients, all student vocational placements with United Disability are required to hold the following current checks:

– Relevant state “Working with Children” check;

– Police check;

– CPR certificate (preferred, however not mandatory);

  • – Must be enrolled with an approved educational provider.

Is this just for students studying disability, nursing, aged and community care?

The United Disability student vocational placement program is specifically designed for students studying in the fields of Allied Health, Disability, Health Services, Individual Support, Ageing Support, Mental Health, Leisure & Health, Community Services or Nursing.  However, United Disability have a volunteer program that is open to community members. If you are interested in finding out more about the disability industry and are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community – get more information on our volunteering page.

I have completed my student vocational placement with United Disability, what’s next?

Congratulations and thank you for being part of the United Disability student vocational placement program.  There are loads of ways to get involved in the disability and community care industry and United Disability would love to be part of your next steps.   If you are interested in a career with United Disability visit our careers page to explore available options.  All student vocational placements will receive priority consideration when making an application to join our team.

You can also contact your United Disability student vocational placement representative in your state or territory if you’d like more information on finding employment with us via info@uniteddisability.com.au

What kind of job opportunities existing within the disability and community care industry?

There is a wide variety of career opportunities within the disability industry.  Career pathways can include – but not limited to:

  • Support Workers;
  • Registered Nurses;
  • Social Workers;
  • Health Management Workers;
  • Social Sciences;
  • Psychology;
  • Aged Care Workers;
  • Behavioural Specialists;
  • Industry Advocates;
  • Physiotherapists;
  • Marketing Professionals;
  • Business Managers; and
  • IT Professionals.