Support Workers work with individuals of all ages across the Association, with roles in our Community and Shared Living, Individual Options and Employment service teams. Roles include Schedulers, Residential Support Workers, Community-based Support Workers, and Coordinators; all working together to meet the goals of the individuals and families we support. Support Workers collaborate with an individual’s multidisciplinary team of experts, following Support Plans, Positive Behaviour Plans and the individual’s preferences to support them to live their best life.
Support Workers have a diverse caseload, so on any day, could be supporting someone to carry out daily tasks, helping them get to appointments, exploring interests and hobbies or going on adventures in the community. Although each day is different, Support Workers at the Autism Association spend every day making a positive impact on someone’s life.
Your schedule, your way
You will have options when it comes to your scheduling, to ensure you can build your roster in a way that suits your lifestyle. We work closely with individuals to find the right support match for the best outcomes for everyone involved.
Be generously remunerated
You will receive a competitive salary that reflects your skills and experience with access to substantial salary packaging options.
Love your team
You will be welcomed by a positive work environment where team members are genuinely kind, passionate people and Managers are approachable and dedicated to seeing you succeed in your role.
Make an impact
You will be working directly with individuals with Autism and their families to help them live their best life possible.
Interested joining our team as a Community Support Worker? Find out more about why you will love it here.
If a Residential Support Worker sounds like the role for you – Find out more about why you will love it here.
This role supports adults residing in shared homes to assist them to live the life they choose including daily activities such as personal care, domestic tasks, interests, and hobbies. As part of the Residential Team, you’ll have an attractive shift pattern that averages 2.5 consecutive days per week with 9 consecutive days off every 3 weeks and a 3-week roster that includes between 1-3 overnight stays. During this time you will provide ongoing support, people achieve their goals, develop their capabilities and build independence in their home and in the community.
Whether you are available for a few hours a week, or full-time, we have flexible opportunities for Community Support Workers to join our team and make these hours count. Spend your day making a difference to someone’s life by supporting them to reach their individual goals in the community, at work or at home. Duties include assisting individuals to develop their daily living skills in areas such as budgeting, meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping; enhancing job readiness skills through support in voluntary work, work experience or further education; building social connections and forming friendships.
I’ve worked for the Association for over 10 years and still love my job, I have worked in Shared Living, Community Participation, Independent Living and Short Breaks. The flexibility within the Association has allowed me to continue working although my life has changed considerably since starting with the company. I work with amazing clients and staff, who make it easy to continue my journey with the Autism Association.Read more
It didn’t take long after starting as a Support Worker to realise how important and valuable my time was to the clients and their families, I felt a real sense of purpose. With a supportive team and the right tools my clients were reaching major milestones. For example cooking independently, buying their own groceries and living a more healthy lifestyle. After working as a Support Worker for three years I was appointed as an Independent Options Support Coordinator, a role which I’m thoroughly enjoying.Read more
During my time at the Association, I have worked as a Support Worker, Coordinator and now newly a Manager, working across the Short Breaks for Children and Community Living Departments. I love my job and feel so privileged to support our amazing clients and work alongside such passionate and dedicated people.Read more