Support workers


Support workers

What is the role of a Support Worker?

Within our Community Services team, Support Workers are essential to the Ability Centre’s success.  After more than 66 years of supporting people with complex disabilities, we know that a great Support Worker is more than having good intent and passion to care for others.

Our Support Workers demonstrate strong attributes such as resilience, courage and tolerance and are committed to working in partnership with our customers, their families, advocates and the community.

Each Support Worker is part of a committed team facilitating all aspects of daily life including bathing, toileting, dressing, eating, cooking, cleaning and social outings. They help our customers to live fulfilling lives and to make friends, paint, learn music, dance and go to concerts and join many more activities.   

Work/Life Balance Incentives:

  • Permanent full-time, part-time, relief and casual positions available
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Competitive hourly rates

Training and Support:

  • Comprehensive in-house training program
  • Buddy shifts
  • Daily support from senior staff.

Our Recruitment Process

We ask that you follow the advertised instructions when applying for an opportunity.   Please do not submit employment applications or CVs via email.  The instructions for applying for an opportunity ensures we are able to respond to you as quickly as possible.  Due to the high volume of interest in opportunities, we may not be able respond to direct email enquiries.

Interview Process

If your application passes the initial stage, we will invite you to attend a face to face interview.  At the interview you will meet with our interview panel consisting of a Manager, Coordinator and if possible one of our customers.

Prior to your interview, we will ask you to provide the following documents:

  • A valid WA Driver’s Licence (unfortunately we cannot accept international licences)
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Evidence of Residency status (passport/visa, birth certificate and change of name document if applicable)
  • Evidence of relevant qualifications

Tips for Interviews

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to give yourself time to prepare and complete our application form.
  • Dress appropriately; our office dress code is smart-casual.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your skills and experience.  Ask yourself why you are the right person for this position.
  • Answer clearly and concisely, with relevant examples.
  • During the interview we will be happy to answer any questions you may have – we understand you will want to know more about the Ability Centre.
  • The interview process will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

 After Interview Process

  • Your referees will only be contacted after your interview, so please be sure to include their details in your resume.
  • Many of our positions will require you to have a medical assessment, including a drug and alcohol screen analysis and functional assessment.