Working with our people
Use your career skills to make a positive impact on the lives of people with a disability.
St Michael’s is a committed employer of choice, nurturing a harmonious workplace with a culture of mutual trust and respect.
What does it involve?
Working with us at St Michael’s means you will be making a difference to the wellbeing of our participants. You will be supporting them to make the choices that suit their life goals, and empowering them to reach their full potential.
Other benefits include:
- Variety – every day is different
- Flexibility – hours vary, so we can arrange them to suit your schedule
- Opportunity – the work is not always easy, but the personal rewards are significant
What would I be doing?
You’ll be giving daily personal, physical and emotional support to people with a disability. You will be working with participants, rather than for them.
A day in the life of a disability support worker could involve:
- Developing programs that allow participants to live as independently as possible
- Taking part in social and community activities
- Assisting with household tasks, such as planning menus, cooking and serving meals, cleaning, shopping, and
- Being a companion during daily activities
- Supporting participants to develop and maintain independence and safety in personal care, health care and
Probably the most rewarding part of the job is supporting people to develop skills that enable them to live as independently as possible.
Experience and qualifications
We recommend completing Certificate III and IV in Disability Work to give you a broader understanding of the sector.
Familiarise yourself with the National Standards for Disability Services – it will show your commitment to the ‘good practice’ benchmarks for working with people with a disability.
Most importantly, it is a vital part of your role to respect participants and see them as valued and capable individuals.