Disability Support Worker

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‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

  • The primary role of a support worker is to work in partnership with individuals who have a disability and identify as male (and where appropriate their families and carers) to implement, review and refine agreed strategies to support the person to achieve the goals identified in their support plan.
  • To work as part of the OVAHS team in providing a quality and patient focused health care.
  • Ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal patients within the context of their cultural identity, family and social circumstances.


Please note: Due to the nature of the Disability Support Worker role, applicants must be male as a genuine occupational qualification in accordance with section 27 of the Equal Opportunity Act (1984).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Generous salary – above Award wages
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum
  3. Aircon Subsidy included into the annual salary
  4. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  5. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  6. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  7. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay.
  8. Superannuation
  9. Training and development


More information

Contact Sankini De Silva (SEWB and Disability Services Manager)  on 08 9166 2262 or via email sankini.desilva@ovahs.org.au

To apply, please submit the below documents to: katie.tyson@ovahs.org.au

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees


Applications Close: 28th February 2023

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.


Job Category: NDIS
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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