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Welcome to Jobs in WA Disability Services!

This job matching website aims to reduce the time and effort it takes to apply for jobs and to recruit staff by connecting skilled job seekers with employers looking for skilled workers.

People with disability who need support in their daily life will still need those supports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disability service providers are working hard to minimise disruption and remain committed to continuing to provide high quality, safe services. That commitment relies on the availability of workers with the right values and skills.

Job seekers who possess the values that demonstrate a commitment to person-centred practice - respectfulness, collaboration, integrity, resourcefulness and accountability – are highly sought after by employers.

Employers may be disability support providers or individuals who self-manage their own supports.

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Jobseekers:

This may be a challenging time, particularly for people who rely on others to support them with their activities of daily living. This website provides information about available jobs in WA’s disability sector and what employers are looking for in job seekers.

How this works:

If you are looking for employment, you need to create a profile. This will then guide you through listing your skills, experience and clearances. 

Once your profile is complete you will appear in searches for related positions and employers can start connecting with you. 

Remember to include the skills you have and the types of supports that you have experience in providing. You’ll also need to attach evidence of your qualifications and any competency assessments.

Make sure to read the information under 'Working in the Disability Sector' below to ensure you meet the outlined criteria.

You can search this site for roles including:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Support Coordinator
  • Allied Health
  • Other service delivery roles
  • Corporate roles including administration
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Employers:

The workforce impacts of the pandemic have created high levels of uncertainty. Disability service providers and people who        self-manage their NDIS plans are anxious about the wellbeing of workers and their access to a livable wage while certain types of support can’t be delivered due to COVID-19 restrictions.

While some organisations are temporarily reducing their staff, other employers are less affected. They may need to grow the number of workers employed as the need for people to self-isolate or quarantine starts to impact on staff availability.

How this works:

If you are looking to hire more staff, you need to create a profile. Your profile provides general information about your business and allows you to use specific search criteria to find candidates and jobseekers with the qualifications and skills you require. 

You can then shortlist the best candidates, take a deeper look at their profiles - which includes proof of current qualifications and past experience - and connect with the candidates you want to interview or hire. 

* Self-managed families or individuals - please see the frequently asked questions section below *

Job Match criteria include:

  • Disability sector experience in years
  • Transferable skills/experience from other sectors
  • Qualifications
  • Competency certificates
  • Integrity checks and clearances
  • First aid certificates

Working in the Disability Sector

The disability sector offers a wide variety of meaningful jobs and valued careers for job seekers who have the right values and approach. 

The work is focused on supporting people with disability to achieve their goals and meet their specific daily living needs. Many people working in this role have a strong sense of achievement as they can make a big difference in a person’s life.

  • Positions are well paid and flexible. The demand for some roles is increasing even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • There is demand for disability services across Western Australia.
  • Depending on the role and the employer, if you have relevant skills, experience and clearances, you don’t necessarily need a qualification. 

You will need:

  • To be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or have the right to work in Australia for at least 12 months.
  • A National Criminal History Record Check (issued in the last 3 months).
  • First Aid Certificate - current
  • CPR – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (completed in the last 6 months)
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To learn more about jobs in the sector, watch the videos below:


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

The job matching platform is targeted at jobseekers with recent experience in the disability sector as well as jobseekers from other sectors who may have relevant experience and transferable skills. For example, people who have worked in aged care, nursing or mental health.

How does it work?

Job seekers create a profile based on the identified needs of the sector. Employers search and select candidates based on this data, which provides more accurate and efficient matching of a person to a position.

How much does it cost to use this website?

Until 31 December 2020, the site is free to use for jobseekers and for employers. The website aims to help the disability sector respond to the operational conditions resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

What do I include in my profile?

Jobseekers provide an overview of their strongest skills, experience and qualifications. They also complete a checklist of criteria like police clearances or Working With Children Checks. Employers are then able to search on this information.

Can I control what people can see?

Yes, you decide what potential employers can see. Plus, all your contact details are withheld until you accept an employer's invitation to connect. 

What if I haven’t worked in disability services?

Workers who are new to the sector are needed. If you have experience and skills that match the requirements and you have the necessary clearances, then you will be considered for any relevant role.

How much will I get paid?

All roles are paid according to an award or enterprise bargaining agreement. The SCHADS Award is often used (read more here). Pay rates will vary with each role and the level of experience of the employee. Ask the employer about the employment conditions that apply.

Can I register as an employer if I don't have a business and / or an ABN?

Yes, all employers including WPN holders who don’t have a business and/or an associated ABN can still register. The company name and ABN fields on the registration page are not compulsory.

I’m happy to move for work, how do I do that?

Movement restrictions are in place due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you meet the government's conditions for entry you may be able to move to WA or travel between the regions for work.


Frequently Asked Questions - Self-Managed Families or Individuals

I don't have a website or social media - what should I put under 'Company Media'?

Studium was designed for many different industries, not just the disability services industry, so feel free to only fill out the sections that you deem relevant for your situation. The platform only requires you to fill in the most important information (name, contact details etc.), so the rest is up to you!

I don't have multiple locations or offices - what should I put under 'Location'?

You can choose to include your general location, so jobseekers know if the job is conveniently located for them, or leave this blank. Under 'Locations', click 'Add location', select your primary location, give it a name (eg: main home), and include your suburb under 'Address'.


I don't have other staff - what should I put under 'Staff'?

This feature was requested by some of our bigger employers, however you do not have to enter this information if it is not relevant for your situation.