Disability Support Worker / Assistant in Nursing

Assistants in Nursing operate within the framework of a care plan, under the guidance and oversight of a Registered Nurse, while staying within the boundaries of their job description. They are responsible for their own actions, yet answerable to the Registered Nurse for any tasks assigned to them. To ensure compliance, Assistants in Nursing observe Abundance Healthcare Group™ guidelines, local protocols, and the position description while carrying out their duties.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian.





  1. Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or equivalent or 2 or 3 Year Undergraduate Nursing Student.
  2. Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  3. Sound knowledge of manual handling techniques and infection control.
  4. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated computer skills.
  6. Effective time management skills.
  7. COVID-19 Compliancy Required
Main tasks

Core objectives include:

• Provide support to patients with physical and/or intellectual disabilities
• Understand and provide appropriate care to patients with low needs to patients with high needs who demonstrate a range of challenging behaviors
• Assisting with activities relating to daily living, community support, and empowerment
• Work under general guidance from the personal seeking support, and their family, within clearly defined guidelines

The above list is not exhaustive and the role may change to meet the overall objectives of the company.

Other Duties

• Fulfil other duties as required by management and other department personnel as requested/required

Required Qualities

• Professional approach
• Ability to work under pressure
• Organisational and time management skills
• Excellent attention to detail

Desired Competencies

• Analytical thinking
• Initiative
• Tenacity
• Strategic thinking
• Positive approach to change



• Current First Aid certification

Skills & Competencies

• Customer service focused: committed to providing exceptional customer service across all channels – written, phone and face to face.
• Communication: the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience.
• Attention to detail: excellent attention to detail and written skills when communicating with others, both internally and externally.
• Commerciality: ability to apply knowledge in a practical, commercial manner.
• Teamwork: willingness to assist and support others as required and get on with team members.
• Time management/organisation: accomplish objectives effectively within time frame given, and carry out administrative duties within portfolio in an efficient and timely manner.

Personal Attributes

• Professional approach (essential)
• Confident manner (essential)
• Positive approach to change (essential)

This job description serves to illustrate the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to perform other job related tasks requested by management and as necessitated by the development of this role and the development of the business.