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Finding great support worker jobs Gippsland region, is easy

Because of the shortage of support workers in the sector, there are many vacancies for support worker jobs Gippsland region. Gippsland is a beautiful area to live and work. If you don't live in Gippsland already, it's well worth the move. In this article, we help you understand more about being a support worker in disability services.

We explore:

  • What is a support worker?

  • Understanding the NDIS

  • Who can become a support worker?

  • Vacancies right now at Melba

After reading this, and watching videos of support workers talking about their jobs, you'll be more informed to begin your career as a support worker with an NDIS provider Victoria.

What is a support worker (in disability services)?

If you're thinking of applying for one of the many support worker jobs Gippsland region, and you're from a different sector completely, then let's explain briefly what a support worker is.

The simplest way to explain it is by saying a support worker in disability services assists a person with disability (supported person) to live life more independently and to support them to reach their goals and dreams.

If you are not a qualified support worker, some organisations will train you up and pay all onboarding expenses to bring you to a point where you are qualified and ready to go.

In your role, you will assist a person supported to do a number of things, including:

  • Personal care tasks like washing, teeth cleaning, dressing, etc.

  • Assisting with preparing meals, cooking

  • Taking the correct medication on time

  • Other life skills

  • Assisting the person to go on outings locally, such as out for meals, to see a movie

  • Assisting the person to get involved in activities within the community

  • and more

Some organisations also provide access to programs where the person can learn new crafts and skills.

Melba Support's Arthur Creative Studio is an example of where support workers teach people with disability visual arts and performing arts.

As an example, the supported person can learn to play an instrument to a point where if they want to, they can perform in the community, and at Melba's live events playing and instrument, singing, and co-hosting the events.

The person can also learn film making, acting, screen printing, photography, even product development.

As a support worker, you can assist the person in many different areas in their life. This is just a part of it. You also need to understand the NDIS.

Understanding the NDIS

Knowing the ins and outs of the NDIS is an integral part of being a support worker. In case you didn't know, the NDIS stands for the Australian government's National Disability Insurance Scheme. Basically, the government funds the supports of people with disability.

On the NDIS website it says "Within the next 5 years, the NDIS will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need."

There's a lot more to understand about the NDIS, including the supported person's NDIS plan which has their specific supports and services outlined. Learning about it all will be easy. The key, is to apply with an organisation that trains you up in the NDIS and also pays all your onboarding costs.

Who can become a support worker?

Almost anyone can become a support worker with an NDIS provider Victoria. All you need is the desire to assist a person with disability to live a fabulous life. You can be from any industry.

  • You might be already working in the disability sector

  • You might be studying

  • You might be working in retail, hospitality, a trade, customer service

  • Maybe you’ve never worked in disability

  • Maybe you haven’t worked for a while

It doesn't matter what career path you're coming from; great support workers come in all shapes and sizes, from all backgrounds, with varying experience. The job is fun, extremely rewarding, and no two days are the same. Plus you have the opportunity to advance in your career.

Melba has vacancies for support workers

There is a national shortage of support workers. If you have the passion to assist people with disability, you can find employment and a new career path as a support worker. Being a registered NDIS provider Melbourne wide and across Victoria, Melba has many vacancies.

So, if you're looking for support worker jobs Gippsland region, you're in the right place. Expect healthy challenges, loads of rewards, and lots of support to grow in your role and enjoy it.

Watch testimonials of Melba support workers here.

As a support worker with Melba, there are many benefits that make the job appealing.

These include:

  • all out of pocket expenses are covered to get you started, T's and C's apply

  • total flexibility

  • job security

  • you work locally

  • plenty of support from managers

  • no previous experience needed

We train you up in the NDIS, our supports and services to become a qualified support worker. Join the 1400+ support workers with Melba who are enjoying a great career right now.

For sure you will have more questions about being a support worker, so visit our FAQs page.

For more information and to apply, contact us today.


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