Community Support Workers
Newcastle/Lake Macquarie/Port Stephens


About the Role

Founded in 1992, connectABILITY Australia has proudly provided a broad range of personalised supports for the ageing community through our Aged Care Senior Solutions team, to children and young people, through youth and family counselling and a range of services for people with disabilities, throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, other Lower Hunter local government areas and on the Central Coast.


Currently we have opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated people to work as Support Workers in our Community Support Division. Initially this is a casual position which can lead to a permanent part time opportunity. Our Support Workers play a valued and important role in providing quality care, supporting our clients to live the life they choose in a dignified and respectful way.


Your flexible availability will support the following shifts:

  • Early morning
  • Late evenings and weekend opportunities

As a Support Worker you will be empowering people to achieve their goals, dreams, and aspirations with:

  • Social and Recreational Support
  • Personal Care and Medication Support
  • Domestic Support
  • Community Access
  • Meal Preparation 
  • Maintaining customer records 
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships and networks with customers, families, caregivers, and key stakeholders
  • Working independently as well as within a team environment


About You

  • You are passionate about supporting people with varying abilities and empowering the lives of others
  • You are compassionate and demonstrate empathy and a caring nature
  • Take responsibility, show initiative, and manage challenging situations calmly and rationally


Essential for the Role

  • Certificate III Individual Support (preferred) or relevant/demonstrated experience working with people with varying abilities including, complex healthcare and behaviour support needs
  • Australian drivers licence (minimum P2) with comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • First Aid Certificate or the ability to attain one
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module
  • Working with Children Check (paid work)
  • Reliable smart phone 
  • Flexibility to work within a service, including weekend work, early mornings and evenings based on each customers support requests.
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite particularly MS Outlook and MS Word


  • SCHAD's Award Level 2 casual pay rates based on skills and experience (Pay Range $38.08 up to $41.54)
  • Flexible working hours working on a fortnightly Roster
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • connectABILITY is an EEO employer and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities

APPLY NOW!!  Please submit your expression of interest along with a copy of your resume as soon as possible. Closing date: Sunday 5 February 2023.


We thank you for your application, however due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted will be contacted.

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