After your application is received the recruitment process will commence! You’ll be contacted by a friendly member of our team who will find out more about you and what you are looking for in the next step in your career. If your application is progressed, an interview will be organised with one of our hiring managers. Post interview you will be contacted to discuss the next steps which includes references checks, collection of compliance documentation and lastly orientation booking and a letter of offer. If you already have all your documentation ready the process after interview usually takes about 5 business day. If assistance is required throughout the process our team in on hand to provide assistance.
There are no required qualifications or formal experiences to become a Disability Support Worker. However, having previous experiences working in sectors such as Health and Community Services and Development, Education and Training, or Healthcare and Medical will be valuable qualities as a candidate. Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate IV in Disability are also desirable in the field.
We value life experience, so whilst we don’t have any compulsory qualifications there are some checks and requirement needed to work as a Disability Support Worker such as NDIS Screening Check Clearance, Working with Children’s Check (Employee Category), First Aid Level 2, CPR certificates, certificate of completion for the NDIS Workers Orientation Module.
As a not for profit organisation Scope & Home@Scope- employees have access to salary packaging. Salary packaging enables you to use some of your salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you pay less tax and have more money to spend. That’s because your salary packaging money is deducted first and then your tax is calculated on the remaining amount.
Salary packaging the maximum amount allowed each Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year means you’re making the most of this employee benefit. The maximum for employees is $15,900 (this is also known as your ‘tax free cap’) Salary packaging to the ‘cap’ means you’re using the maximum amount you’re allowed to salary package.
Salary packaging is an easy and convenient way to pay for regular expenses such as your mortgage or rent, credit card and personal loan payments, or even regular daily items such as groceries and petrol. There’s also lots of other benefits you can include in your salary packaging arrangement.
We have partnered with AccessPay who will talk you through the process and how it all works and how to get started once employed with us.
Scope vacancies will be seeking Day and Lifestyle Options (DLO) services, Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA) which provide support from therapy to accommodation support, communication support and more. Home@Scope vacancies will be seeking Disability Support Workers (DDSO1/1Q) or similar classifications, to work in group homes, respite or a residential facility, providing a range of support to residents that may include: personal care, health, exercise and diet, daily household activities and community experiences.
Job titles which display (DDSO1/1Q) or similar classification, identify Disability Support Worker vacancies specific for Home@Scope. This indicates that the position falls under the Disability Services Enterprise Agreement Victoria (DSEAV), where other roles may fall under the Scope enterprise agreement or other awards.
You must be 18 to apply for an NDIS Clearance and Working With Children check so our minimum age requirement is 18 to enter the sector.