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Dis1 Disability Services Officer New - Department Of Human Services

I WORK FOR SA - Adelaide, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


DHS is responsible for delivering committed and person-centred support for people living with diverse and complex disability across South Australia.

About The Role

  • Assisting and supporting people living with a disability in all aspects of daily living, including but not limited to community inclusion, personal care / grooming, building and maintaining independence as well as interpersonal relationships
  • Start dates in July, August & October
  • Roles are available in Adelaide Metro, Mt Gambier and Kadina.
About You
  • Have a good understanding of person-centred practice
  • Hold a current South Australian Driver’s License
  • Have working entitlements to work within Australia
  • Must be flexible to work over a 7-day, 24-hour roster period including short shifts (minimum 3 hours)
  • Hold a current ‘Provide First Aid Certificate’
  • Possess intermediate IT skills and knowledge
  • Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) or equivalent is desired
  • Experience and knowledge of disability, mental health and/or positive behaviour support
How Do I Apply
  • Complete the application form, including the declaration form
  • Attach an up-to date CV/Resume that includes the names, addresses and contact phone numbers of three (3) current referees, one being your current line manager/supervisor
  • Attach a comprehensive cover letter of up to two (2) pages addressing the Role Specific Capabilities located in the Role Description
  • Attach a copy of your passport and working eligibility visa for those who are not Australian Citizens
Appointment is subject to
  • A current, full Australian drivers’ licence
  • A current Certificate in Provide First Aid
  • A satisfactory Disability Services Screening Assessment and Aged Care Screening conducted by the Department
  • Demonstrate to our satisfaction that you are physically capable of carrying out all the duties of the position which may be at your own expense
  • Compulsory attendance at an Induction/Training Program, Mentoring and other relevant training deemed necessary by the department
Enquiries to: Disability Services Recruitment Office Email: DHSDisabilityRecruitment@sa.gov.au

Application Instructions

Please note there has been a change in the DHS screening requirements as of 1 July 2019 which are outlined below.


Consideration for an offer of employment in the South Australian Public Sector is in part dependent upon a National Police Check, also known as a National Police Certificate.

If you are new to the department and are invited to an interview, you will be required to produce a National Police Check, which has been issued within six months of your application for the role. National Police Checks can be applied for via the South Australia Police or through an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission accredited body .

If the role you are applying for also requires an Employment-related Screening Check, you will be required to undergo such assessment as is advised by DHS, including periodic assessment during your employment.

Cover Letter and Resume

You are required to submit a cover letter which should be no longer than 2 pages addressing how your skills, attributes, experience and capabilities align with the role description. You are also required to provide three work referees, preferably being your two most recent line managers and attach your current resume via the online application form. For more information on DHS’s recruitment and selection process please refer to the ‘ How to Apply ’ page. Please note that for this role you are not required to address Behavioural Questions in the application.

You will only be able to save your progress once all mandatory questions are completed on each respective page. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole application as the system times out after one hour. Please be aware that late applications cannot be accepted.

Please note: Information provided in applications, including user account information is an official record pursuant to the State Records Act, 1997 and will be retained in accordance with General Disposal Schedule 30 . As a result, requests for deletion of your application(s) and/or related user account(s) may be declined.

For assistance with any technical issues please contact the BRS helpdesk on 1300 733 056 or helpdesk@bigredsky.com

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time.

DHS is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Applications Close

08/07/2021 11:30 PM


DIS1 Disability Service Officer RD.pdf

Flexibility Statement

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Adelaide, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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