Careers in disability
Rewarding reasons to start a career in disability support.
What is a Client Coach?
A Client Coach provides daily support to people with disability to live their life the way they want.
Support levels differ for each client, but could include:
- Personal care
- Transport assistance
- Shopping and food preparation
- Life skills support
What do I need to do to become a Client Coach?
Our Client Coaches are team players, adaptive, compassionate and patient. When recruiting, our team will look for candidates who have a variety of certificates and clearances, as well as soft skills and personal qualities.
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
- Medication Administration Certification
- NDIS National Clearance
- Police Clearance
- First Aid Certificate
- Australian drivers’ licence
“We look for staff who are flexible, adaptable, and can support clients with varying disability – people that align with our core values and have a passion to improve our clients lives and make a positive difference within the disability sector.” Orana Human Resources Coordinator, Lyn Matthews said.
Why work in disability?
You want a stable career and job security:
With Australia’s ageing and disability populations on the rise, the disability sector can provide reliable and consistent job security.
Aged and disability careers are expected to grow rapidly over the next five years, according to Job Outlook, the Australian Government’s career support website. This career path also has lower unemployment rates, which means that skilled and qualified people are less likely to be out of work.
You’re looking for versatility:
As a Client Coach with Orana, you’ll be able to do everything from personal care through to supporting someone to participate in community and recreational activities – no two days are ever the same! You will always have versatility in your role.
You’re ready for a new challenge:
There aren’t many jobs where you can say it’s your job to support someone live their best life, but as a Client Coach, you can!
Working in the disability sector keeps you challenged and learning new things – it’s a great way to expand your skill repertoire and put your talents to good use!
“Orana’s strong commitment to training our staff ensures that all of our clients receive best practice support, and our staff continue to grow in their professional development.” Orana Training and Development Coordinator, Gary Barker said.
You want more than a desk job:
Disability support work is ideal if you enjoy working in environments where you can form relationships and interact with a wide range of people. Many Client Coaches work on a casual, part-time or contract basis; this is not your typical nine to five office job! This flexibility allows for a healthy work-life balance and the ability to work when you are available.
You want to empower people:
We all want our work to be meaningful, and as a Client Coach, you’ll form lasting relationships with clients while supporting them to live empowered and independent lives.
Ready to make a difference?