Work in the disability sector!
Have you always wanted to make a real difference to someone's quality of life? Now you can!
Be one of the many passionate, caring and dedicated workers who give people with disabilities the power to live the lives they want.
Working in disability is such a rewarding career option, filled with lots of exciting challenges and opportunities!
The Disability Sector
The disability sector is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is creating lots of career opportunities for people from a range of backgrounds.
With the NDIS set to be fully implemented in Queensland by 2019, people with disabilities will have much greater choice and control over their support options.
More people will receive the support they need to get up in the morning, go out in the community, find work and do the activities they love.
The disability sector is light years apart from your average nine to five desk job. Besides being rewarding and challenging, the work hours are flexible and you can choose to work in your local area when it suits you!
Did you know the Queensland Government has committed to $868 million in additional funding for disability services over six years!
What kind of jobs are out there?
These roles assist people with disabilities to maintain an independent lifestyle. They will provide assistance in areas such as life skills like cooking, household maintenance, personal hygiene, mobility and exercise.
Community and Social support
These roles engage with people with disability and support them to achieve life goals, recreation, employment and educational goals as outlined in each person’s individual support plan.
A therapy aide may assist clients at home or in a community setting, under the direction of a qualified professional such as a speech pathologist or physiotherapist. They may construct, adjust and fit aids and equipment, including splints.
They may also assist clients with self-care, daily living skills or rehabilitation activities and equipment, including support in the use of electronic or non-electronic alternative communication systems.
These roles manage the workforce and resources that support people with disability to achieve their goals and aspirations, and to live in their community as they choose. CPL’s Redcliffe Centre Service Manager Dillon Carlsson loves his role because it suits his personality.
"I’m never going to be a builder because I can’t chop two pieces of wood. The disability sector is for me and I love every day. My role is much more administrative and more about staff development and support but I still get to have a chat to all the clients about what’s coming up that day."
- Dillon Carlsson, CPL's Redcliffe Service Manager
Certificate III in Disability graduate, Tamika Rowland-Lewis, said Mylestones Training helped to upgrade her skills, providing the qualification she needed to move forward in her workplace.
"I already worked in disability with CPL and wanted to become more qualified before the NDIS comes to Queensland in a few years.
The Certificate III in Disability helped me to secure a promotion to a support worker with CPL's Hervey Bay centre, which wouldn't have been possible otherwise.
"My new role allows me to work with clients to get them back into the community; I take them out to the shops, to the movies, or help them see their friends - whatever it takes to make them feel like included members of the community.
“I feel like my work is sometimes out of the box which I really enjoy, no two days are ever the same and I’m not stuck behind a desk.
“I like to think I’m making a difference to my clients. Every day I feel rewarded through my work and I would encourage others to look into a career in the disability sector.”
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