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Why You Should Consider a Career in the Disability Sector

Why You Should Consider a Career in the Disability Sector

A career in disability is an incredibly rewarding path.

Do you want to make a real difference in people’s lives? Want to help others grow their independence and be part of the community? A role in the disability sector may be the perfect fit for you.

Keep reading to learn more about a career in the disability field and why it may be an avenue to consider…

1. You’ll Make a Difference

Those that work in disability are innately caring people. Here at Access4u, our employees are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people we support. We employ people who share our vision of providing access to quality supports that enable vulnerable people to achieve our goals.

It’s important that if you work in disability, you share our values and passion for making a positive impact on individuals and the community. You want to motivate others, or you simply want to make more of a valuable contribution. Does this sound like you? Consider a career in disability!

2. It’s a Growing Industry

Due to the expansion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there’s a lot of demand for staff in the sector. The Department of Jobs and Small Business suggests that to meet this demand the workforce will need to double over the next five years. This means that a career in disability services is a great avenue if you’re after job security. This is an industry that offers reliability and room for growth.

And with a growing need of disability service workers, there are several career paths available. Like any industry, there is a need for support workers and field officers, but also a need for team leaders and coordination roles, too. The opportunities are endless. If you want to explore the diverse range of jobs available, click here or view this blog by the Disability Support Guide.

3. You Want Flexibility & Variety

Working in the disability sector generally means you won’t have an average 9-5 role. We all live busy lives, and support work in particular is the perfect job to fit around a hectic schedule! At Access4u, we’ll work with you to provide you with shift options and schedules that suit you and our customers.

In addition to this, disability work provides a lot of variety.  No two days are the same. This makes the roles challenging (but rewarding!), and will allow you to learn and grow.

So, Are You Interested in a Career in Disability?

Kickstart your career with our CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

This qualification will teach you:

·        the skills to empower and support people with disabilities

·        how to provide appropriate home and community support

·        legal and ethical workplace practices.

Learn the essential skills to provide better care for people living with mental or physical disabilities.

We offer two study options – a paid internship and external mode. You can find out more about these options here.

Who Can Apply?

You must either be currently working at, or considering employment at Access4u.

If you are currently not employed at Access4u, you can submit an expression of interest here and our HR Advisor will be in contact shortly. They will provide more information about our training options during the onboarding process.

Job Pathways from Cert III:

Possible job pathways include, but are not limited to:

·        Residential Youth Worker

·        Personal Care Worker

·        In-home Respite Worker

·        Home Care Assistant

·        Personal Care Assistant

·        Community Care Worker

·        Disability Support Coordinator

·        Disability Support Worker

·        Employment Coordinator (Disability)

·        Field Officer

We are always on the lookout for amazing staff to join our team. Apply now!

Access4u is a not-for-profit organisation that helps guide you through the NDIS to ensure the most optimal and effective outcomes for your ongoing objectives. From your coordinator to your mentor, Access4u works towards your personal goals whilst increasing independence and adding value to every life we support.

We make a difference by providing personalised care to every individual and their aspirations. Through working with a diverse group of service providers we can ensure support for you in a timely, innovative, and flexible way.