As a disability support worker at Scope, your job is to support people with a range of daily tasks, both at home and out in the community. Every day can look different. Yet one thing stays the same – you’ll be supporting a small number of people on a regular basis. This gives you more time to think about how best you can support them, today and into the future, and gives you the opportunity to build stronger relationships with the people you support.
This is what makes disability support work so rewarding. And, along the way, you’ll be supported at every step by the broader Scope team.
At Scope, we deliver disability support services in a range of settings across our two key delivery models – Scope and Home@Scope (which is a subsidiary of Scope). You don’t need a qualification to join our team of disability support workers. You’ll be paid an hourly rate and can work in one of these settings:
This service provides centre- and community-based activities to people with a disability, offering recreation, leisure, skills development and education, work readiness and work experience.
Our short-term accommodation is ideal for overnight or weekend visits, such as respite care, and includes options for children. If you work in one of these houses, you’ll be supporting the people staying there to build their skills or enjoy a short break from their regular home.
Our houses across Victoria accommodate between two and seven people, and provide a friendly and caring environment with some of the best quality supports in the disability sector. If you work in one of these houses, you’d be supporting our clients with daily household or personal tasks such as cleaning, cooking, showering, and shopping.
You put other people first. You are caring and empathetic, and you thrive on making a positive difference in other people’s lives.
You are realistic about the challenges of the role. You acknowledge that caring for people with disabilities is not always easy.
You work well in a team. And you share our common goal of supporting people to live the life they want.
We recognise the incredibly valuable role you play in people’s lives, and also the physical and mental challenges of the role, we do all that we can to help you do your best work.
When you first join Scope, you’ll participate in a thorough, paid orientation program and intensive training. Ongoing, further training and skills development is provided, to help you realise long-term career goals.
Scope’s OHS and wellbeing teams give you the support you need, whenever you need it. On-site and off-site specialists – including house managers, operations managers and business teams – are here to help, too.
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