In Home Support Worker

Isaac is a delivery man, swimmer, a seasoned traveller, a car enthusiast and a much-loved friend and family member. He also has a disability. He shares his home with housemates that don’t have a disability and is looking for someone to help him maintain good relationships with his housemates, do his fair share of chores, enjoy relaxing at home and to assist him with his bedtime and morning routines.

Your employer will be Isaac’s Microboard – an incorporated association that networks with the Canberra community to build the good life that Isaac wants. We are a professionally run organisation with all appropriate insurances, policies and procedures in place.

The responsibilities of the role

The role will consist primarily of completing practices and routines around evening and overnight support. You will be required to stay overnight during your support shifts and you will usually be able to sleep once Isaac has gone to bed.  A furnished room will be provided for you. Your duties will include:

  • Supporting Isaac to prepare his meals, complete his chores, and complete his bedtime and morning routines.
  • Build good relationships with Isaac and his housemates
  • Support Isaac at social activities with his housemates
  • Attend house meetings to represent Isaac’s needs and ensure good relationships with housemates are maintained
  • Completing shift reports

Desired Relevant Experience

  • Sharing a home with housemates
  • Maintaining a tidy and well organised home
  • Disability support work experience may be helpful but not essential as training is provided

Desired Skills and/or Qualifications

  • Good spoken and written English
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good housekeeping skills
  • Good listening and observation skills
  • Able to build good relationships with people
  • Qualifications in disability, social work or community studies might be helpful but not essential

Desired personal qualities

  • Patient and flexible
  • Values inclusive communities and are against separated and segregated settings
  • Assumes the capacity of people with disability to learn if given the right support

Other requirements

  • Current first aid certificate or be willing to obtain one
  • Current National Police Check or be willing to obtain one
  • Current working with vulnerable people card or be willing to obtain one
  • Photo ID
  • A current driver’s licence


The role is a fixed term 12 month part time contract that is likely to be extended.  You will be paid at Level 2.1 of the SCHADS award and you will earn approximately $1600.00 per fortnight plus super and annual leave.

Your ordinary hours of work are 20 – 25 hours per week on a 7-day rotating roster. Support shifts will consist of shifts of varied times between 5pm to 9am Monday through Sunday.

How to apply

Please email with a copy of your Resume (with 3 referees) and a cover letter to The cover letter must answer the following questions:

  1. What attracts you to this role?
  2. Describe your top 3 tips for sharing a home
  3. What do you think is the one key difference between an average and a great support worker?

Further Information:

Please contact

Marcel Russell Hall – Team Leader

Closing Date

31 January 2020