Become a support worker

Become a support worker

Overview

The CPSN support worker program enables our participants to choose and manage their own support workers. The difference with our program is that support workers are employed by CPSN.

You will have support, access to training, access to our support worker liaison team and HR support.

Your day to day duties are managed by the person (and their families) you support. Unlike other support worker roles, you will work specifically with the same participant(s), giving you the opportunity to form a rewarding relationship with the people you support.

As a support worker, you will play a meaningful role in empowering people with cerebral palsy to achieve their individual goals. 

Your tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Help around the home
  • Personal care
  • Support in the community and other settings such as education and employment
  • Support for therapies and activities
  • Transportation
  • Specialist support for people with complex needs (conditions apply)
What qualifications and checks do you need?

All support workers must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Police check, be checked against the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme and may be required to complete a Working with Children check.

Support workers must complete and provide a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate within 3 months of commencement. CPSN may be able to arrange this training at specific venues and assist with the cost for Support Workers applying in this current round of recruitment.

How to apply

If you would like to work with one of our participants, please complete the form below and one of our friendly CPIC team members will get in touch with you and provide you with more information, and details on how you can become a CPSN support worker.

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Meet Chantel – a CPSN support worker

‘I love working for CPIC! Firstly, as a university student it’s great that I can choose to work with clients that fit around my busy study schedule. Secondly, it’s great that I can work with the same clients each week and I get to choose the clients I work with! It’s amazing building the strong friendships and relationships with my clients; this makes coming to work so much more enjoyable, compared to if I was being placed with a random new client each day’. – Chantel

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