There are so many reasons, including …

  • “Best Workplace Award” in 2021
  • We are inclusive of diversity
  • You are paid between shifts
  • You are reimbursed for travel
  • We provide Journey Insurance
  • We provide you with PPE
  • We provide you with a work phone and uniform, saving you money
  • You are paid to attend training and team meetings
  • We celebrate key events together
  • You can work flexible hours
  • We pay COVID leave
  • We pay for your First Aid renewal
  • We pay for your Flu shot
  • You and your family can access our Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Sacrifice saving you $
  • 93% of staff score the organisation as having a strong workplace culture and environment – that means we attract and keep great staff!

Domestic Support Workers

ADSSI Limited, trading as Dungog & District Neighbourcare, has been providing in home/community services for over 30 years’.

We deliver a mix of in-home aged care services including household help, personal care, respite, shopping, nursing, transport and Meals on Wheels across a range of funded and private programs including Home Care Packages, the NDIS and Commonwealth Home Support Program.  Through our programs, we support locals to remain living safely and independently in their home.

We’re hiring Domestic Support Workers to provide quality cleaning services in our clients’ homes.

Our Domestic Support Workers provide general cleaning services for our clients, such as vacuuming, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, doing the laundry including hanging out and bringing in and ironing if needed; changing sheets/, making the bed, unaccompanied shopping from a client list.

You will need:

  • The ability to provide quality cleaning services safely and effectively within a community care environment across the Dungog district;
  • An ‘Apply First Aid’ Certificate;
  • A current Criminal History Check;
  • A current Working with Children Check;
  • A current NSW driver’s license and a safe driving record;
  • The use of a reliable well-presented vehicle that has comprehensive insurance cover;
  • To be available to work a flexible roster;
  • Ability to use smart phones and mobile technology such as tablet devices;
  • An understanding of Work Health Safety Act including risk management, manual handling and infection control;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively;
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Previous experience working with older people and people with a disability is desirable;
  • ADSSI requires all staff to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to be booked in for a vaccination, unless medical evidence is provided showing the person cannot be vaccinated. The first vaccination must be administered before starting work at ADSSI.

HOW TO APPLY: Please download the application form at the bottom of this page, attach your resume and a cover letter addressing the criteria and email cherylin.brown@neighbourcare.org.au

The pay starts at $22.28 per hour.

Please note we offer career advancement for suitable candidates wishing to undertake their Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing, Home & Community

September 2021

Support Workers Aged & Disability 

image of older woman with short grey hair, wearing glasses. She is sitting on a lounge leaning on a walking stick, looking off to the side.

Image description: Photo of older woman sitting on a lounge. She has short grey hair and is wearing glasses. She is leaning her hands and chin on a walking stick, and looking off to the side.

  • Contract until June 2023
  • Part-time and casual roles available
  • Uniform, PPE and smartphone provided + salary packaging
  • Roles across the Dungog district

Dungog & District Neighbourcare, delivers a mix of in-home aged care services including household help, personal care, respite, shopping, nursing, allied health, transport, linen, social support and wellbeing programs across a range of funded and private programs including Home Care Packages, Commonwealth Home Support Program and the NDIS.  Through our programs, we support our locals to remain living safely and independently in their home.

We are situated on Gringai land and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land.

We affirm the right to equality, respect and fairness for the LGBTIQ community.

The role:

You will work with clients’ in their homes and community, across the Dungog District, supporting them with practical things that help make their day-to-day life easier.

If you are passionate/experienced in working with older people, or people with a disability, this is an exciting career opportunity.

You will need:

  • A Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent) with emphasis on aged care OR disability.  Medication skill set also highly regarded;
  • Understanding of current direction, standards and guidelines in the industry;
  • First Aid certificate;
  • Current NSW driver’s license and a safe driving record;
  • Use of a reliable well-presented vehicle with comprehensive insurance cover;
  • Current Working With Children Check;
  • Australian Nationally Co-ordinated Criminal History that is less than one year old.
  • ADSSI requires all staff to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to be booked in for a vaccination, unless medical evidence is provided showing the person cannot be vaccinated. The first vaccination must be administered before starting work at ADSSI.

Desirable

Previous experience working with older people and people with a disability and knowledge of NDIS, Consumer Directed Care and Home Care Package Guidelines.

Only applications that specifically address the criteria above and complete the Application for Employment will be considered.

To apply, please download and complete the application form here and email to info@neighbourcare.org.au along with a resume with your qualifications and working history, and a cover letter addressing the above criteria, to info@neighbourcare.org.au

We are committed to increasing the workforce participation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are a member of ACON’s Pride in Health + Wellbeing program that provides support in the provision of LGBTI inclusive services for the health and wellbeing sector.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and future, and recognise their continuing connection and contribution to this land. We embrace Aboriginal values: community, helping and respectful care of our elders.

We support EEO principles and have a smoke free environment.

We are a good employer:

Voice Project awarded ADSSI Limited (our parent company) a “Best Workplace Award” in 2021.  Staff engagement, as measured by Voice Project, is exceptional at 92%.

Background Checks:

The successful applicant will be required to a current WWCC clearance and undergo an aged care part exclusion police check and a medical assessment. People with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position.  Each application will be considered on its merits. The criminal offences that preclude a person from working in aged care are:

  • a conviction for murder or sexual assault; or
  • a conviction of, and sentence to imprisonment for, any other form of assault.

Any person with a conviction for a precluding offence must not be employed, contracted, hired, retained, or accepted by an aged care service subsidised by the Commonwealth.

The best places to get confidential advice on how your criminal history might affect your chances in this job include LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529, the Aboriginal Legal Service on 1800 765 767 or your local Community Legal Centre.