A career in Disability
If caring about others is in your DNA, a career in disability care could be for you. There are growing and varied opportunities – with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – a government-funded arrangement – having driven demand for health and personal carers, as well as specialists.
The NDIS aims to provide tailored support to people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their everyday activities.
It provides greater choice and control for people with a disability, aims to ensure they receive support over their lifetime, starting as early in life as possible to reduce the impact of a disability. That’s meant thousands of people with a disability are receiving support, for the first time!
NDIS providers in South Australia employ people who support with both intellectual and physical disabilities. There are jobs for care workers who can assist people with activities like cooking, shopping and personal care, as well work for specialists who support, children and adults with things like speech, social and organisational skills and movement.
Examples of jobs in disability care include:
- Disability Support Worker / Personal Carer
- NDIS Support Coordinator / Care Coordinator
- Allied Health Coordinator / Health and Welfare Services Manager
- Social Worker / Youth Worker / Counsellor / Psychologist / Mental Health Support Worker
- Enrolled and Registered Nurses and Nursing Coordinators
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Pathologist
- Education Aide