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About us

selectability is a not-for-profit community organisation supporting the mental wellbeing of the individuals and communities across our region. We are a registered NDIS provider offering services and programs to empower people to live their best life. 

Our focus is always the individual and their goals and aspirations.

Our values

At selectability our values define what we stand for and how we work.

We value:

  • Commitment… Consumers, their goals and their rights are everything.
  • Accountability…We take responsibility for our actions.
  • Compassion…We understand and care deeply about our consumers.
  • Respect…We acknowledge that everyone is different and promote equal human rights.
  • Integrity…We do the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • Innovation…We believe that every day is an opportunity to improve.
  • Positivity...We engender courage and passion for a better future.

About the role

selectability Cairns is growing! 

We are currently seeking passionate and skilled Lifestyle Support Workers to join our SIL team. As a Lifestyle Support Worker under our SIL services you will assist consumers with daily tasks and activities to build life skills and connect with the Cairns community. 

No two days will ever be the same when you are providing support to our consumers. You will be providing a variety of support that includes:

  • assisting and teaching clients with household chores
  • accessing the community to assist our clients in building confidence
  • mentoring clients on appropriate behaviors
  • supporting clients in learning life skills
  • following and adhering to Positive Behaviour Support plans and restrictive practices where applicable

About you

We are looking for motivated applicants who have great flexibility. Working over a 24/7 roster. including shift work, regular sleepovers and weekend work may be required

Personal attributes: 

  • sensitive and adaptable to clients' different personalities, cultural backgrounds and personal circumstances
  • emotionally aware, resilient and responsive to the changing support needs of our clients
  • calm and confident in new environments with a knack for problem solving
  • the ability to quickly and effectively engage consumers
  • and most importantly a positive attitude! 

Qualifications & Experience 

  • a working knowledge of the NDIS (desirable) 
  • experience working with disability and/or mental health (Highly regarded but not essential)
  • First Aid and CPR certificates (or ability to obtain before you start)

You will also need 

  • Current drivers licence (minimum P2)
  • a roadworthy, registered and comprehensively insured car
  • current Blue card with Yellow Card exemption
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check if Yellow card is not current.
  • NDIS Worker Orientation Module 'Quality, Safety & You' completion certificate
    (visit https://training.ndiscommission.gov.au to access this free module)

At completion of the course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion which you can forward to hrcairns@selectability.com.au

NOTE: It is a mandatory condition of employment for this position to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to commencing.

About the offer

In our engagement survey 77 percent of employees rated selectability as “truly a great place to work”.

  • up to $15,900 FBT salary packaging benefits
  • on the job training
  • career pathways and opportunities for development.
  • Employee Assistance Program offering confidential counselling support for employees and direct family members

If this sounds like you, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and why you are the best person for this role. 

 If you would like more information please contact selectability’s HR team on hrcairns@selectability.com.au or apply via seek.com.au

Get in touch

Ph. 1800 133 123

66-68 Charles Street, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

PO Box 189, Aitkenvale QLD 4814

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selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.