DSP – North West

About the Organisation

Inclusion Melbourne is a uniquely innovative organisation based in Armadale and Sunshine that supports people with a disability in personalised community arrangements.

At Inclusion Melbourne, our vision is for people with a disability to share the benefits of living in the broader community.  We want to give people the ability to feel comfortable in the community, recognise their contributions and to help community members welcome each other and build long-term relationships.

Casual Positions

 (Regular hours – Potential for ongoing) 

We are seeking experienced Direct Support Professionals to join our team in the north west region of Melbourne.  We have work available in Thomastown, Sunshine, Yarraville and other north-west suburbs.

We will be interviewing staff to be ready to commence work during the week commencing 15 January, 2018.  Ongoing shifts available through Monday to Friday.

About the Role

The purpose of the Direct Support Professional role is to work closely with the people we support and their Support Coordinators to promote the dignity, independence, choices, opportunities, rights and responsibilities of each person.  This is achieved by extending their skills and networks within the community, and being an appropriate role model through ensuring a positive image of people with a disability in the community.

You will also be required to complete written documentation, participate as a member of a team and contribute to the development and monitoring of service users individual plans.

Thomastown Position

We require someone who meets the following criteria for the Thomastown role.

  • Available to work Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 11.30 am to 3 pm
  • Additional hours available

For this position, we are looking for a person who is interested in the outdoors and long walks.  The role will involve supporting the person to pursue his interests in his local community.   He would prefer to be supported by a person who shares his interests, enjoys spending time outdoors and walking in the local area.  Experience in working with people with autism spectrum disorder would be an advantage.

To be considered for the above position and other casual direct support roles,  you must hold a current driver’s license and have access to a reliable insured vehicle.   Mileage is payable via salary reimbursement.

You will also need to have a smartphone (iPhone/Android) with capability to download a software application to accept and manage shifts.

The following attributes will be highly regarded:-

  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • A deep commitment to supporting people with disabilities to pursue their dreams
  • An ability to connect people with their local communities
  • Reliability
  • Certificate IV or equivalent in the disability field
  • Sound understanding of and experience in supporting people with autism spectrum disorder, communication difficulties and behaviours of concern
  • Experience in manual handling and assisting people with their personal care
  • Current level 2 first aid qualification.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 15 hours per week


Salary is based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010  Level 2 (Pay Point Range 1–4 ) from $30.01 to $32.75, dependent on qualifications and experience.  Generous salary packaging benefits available to eligible staff.

Safety screening checks

Prospective candidates will need to undergo a series of safety screening checks before appointment to any position.   Inclusion Melbourne’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of the people we support. Safety screening includes a National Police history check, proof of identity and a check of employment history.  Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check.

You will also be subject to a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check.  This is a check of an individual’s name against a DHHS database that records individuals who pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability.  If your name is on the list, you will be ineligible to work for Inclusion Melbourne.

Further Information 

For more information regarding this position, please call Patricia Wilson on (03) 9509 4266 or visit our website www.inclusion.melbourne

Position Description

Please click for a copy of the Direct Support Professional Position Description

How to Apply

CONSIDERATION WILL ONLY BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA Inclusion Melbourne’s website www.inclusion.melbourne

You must visit our website and complete the on-line application form below, attach your resume and a covering letter that addresses the key selection criteria.  You will also need to select from a drop-down list the relevant position and location.

An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application, if the auto reply has not been received.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inclusion Melbourne is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse needs of the people we support.  Inclusion Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a disability, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the LGBTIQ community.