Selection Criteria

Below is a list of selection criteria elements that Carers Link use as a guideline for recruiting support workers, host home providers and trainees. As well as meeting these requirements below, the selection process also includes a one-on-one interview to assess the applicant’s capacity to undertake the inherent duties of the position, and detailed reference checks are also conducted.

To be considered for an interview with Carers Link, all applicants MUST meet our essential requirements below.

ESSENTIAL
  • Certificate III in Aged Care and/or Certificate IV in Disability (or working towards completion)
  • Current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificates
  • Current Blue Card
  • Criminal history screening (or exemption)
  • Current Queensland driver’s licence
  • A roadworthy, safe and registered vehicle
  • Two work related references
  • Capacity to work flexible hours, that may include some weekend and evening shifts
  • Willingness to work within the client’s homes
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Clean and tidy appearance
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of, or willingness to rapidly acquire knowledge of the Queensland Disability Service Standards
DESIRABLE
  • Understanding and/or experience in working with frail aged and/or people with a disability within a community setting
  • Demonstrated skills and training in supporting people with high support needs
  • Capacity to build sound relationships with fellow staff, clients and the community
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to negotiate
  • Ability to be reliable and work within the policies and procedures set out by Carers Link
Experience in the following will be highly regarded:
  • Vulnerable people
  • Persons with dementia
  • Challenging behaviours / positive behaviour support
  • Children with disability
  • Independence aids eg. Hoists
  • Palliative care
  • Bladder and bowel care
  • Makaton
  • Sign language
  • Mental illness