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Mackay - Disability Support Worker

Ref: 1173488 | Posted on 2023-11-15
Community Services and Development | Aged care and Disability Support | Mackay | Casual

Looking for a career change or a way into Disability Services?

Looking for a career change or a pathway into Disability Services? 
Apply now to be considered for the Cootharinga Mackay Entry-Level Pathway!

About Cootharinga:
For the past 70 years Cootharinga North Queensland has been part of our community, working alongside people with disabilities and their families. We are committed to providing a range of tailored services that are relevant to our customers' choice and needs.
Locally we have services located in Mackay that are focused on providing supports to our customers that allow them to live the life they want. 

If you are flexible with the ability to work varied shifts, have a strong desire to assist our customers live the life they want and you have outstanding customer service skills then we want to hear from you!

About the role:
You can expect to undertake various duties including but not limited to, Personal Care (full training and buddy shifts provided), Manual Handling, Social Support, Transport, Meal Preparation, Domestic Assistance in home and Record Keeping. These aspects are an essential part of the role.

Applicants need to be aware that these positions involve shift work and may involve multiple shifts of varying durations throughout the day/night and including sleepover shifts - attractive penalty rates included! Casual positions may lead to Part Time depending on availability and ongoing reliability. 

Why work for us?
We are an established disability support services provider with a 70 history in the region working alongside people with disabilities and their families. In this role you will be working as part of a small team led by an experienced management group and have the opportunity to be a part of a services that further supports Cootharinga’s purpose of assisting people to live the life they want.
Further you will receive:
  • Substantial hours based on your availability (variety of shifts including active night shifts, sleepovers and weekends available)
  • Industry leading training in-house and online: we are committed to supporting our staff with training to enjoy meaningful and fulfilling careers with us. 
  • Competitive hourly rate starting at $38.01 based on experience
What will you need:
You do not need experience as a Support worker as we provide full training in the classroom and on the job to support your entry in the sector. What we are looking for people who share our values and purpose of helping people live the life they want. We will also happily accept applications from experienced support workers looking to make the change to Cootharinga. 

As part of the onboarding process, you will need:
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check or Yellow Card and a Working with Children Blue Card or be willing to obtain (Cootharinga will cover the costs if successful)
  • A current Driver License
  • First Aid Certificate and CPR within the last 12 months or willing to obtain
  • NDIS Worker Quality Orientation - Free to obtain ( 
Please note that you will need to undergo and pass a Drug and Alcohol testing and a Pre-employment Functional Assessment as part of the pre-employment process.

Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted by a representative from Recruitment to discuss the next steps in the recruitment process.

To apply: Click Apply Now or complete our online application available on our website at:

If you have any further queries regarding your application, please don't hesitate to contact our Recruitment team at

Interviews will be commencing immediately; we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to be considered.

Cootharinga North Queensland is an Equal Employment Opportunity workplace and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and people with disability to apply. Cootharinga North Queensland support the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.
  • Entry-Level Pathway in to Disability Support with a leader in the industry
  • Full-Training and onboarding support provided!
  • Variety of shifts and substantial roster on offer.

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