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What we are looking for?

People who share our purpose. The most important part of our organisation is our people. And we are looking for people who want to go above and beyond to support others. This is more than just a job and we are looking for people who want to really engage with our customers and make a difference.

Understand what the job is about

Read the job position description available on the job ad. Do you meet the requirements of the job and can you see yourself in this role? If you have any questions about the job, you can also email us about the position before applying.

Compulsory checks

Because we are work with people who may be vulnerable, we have extensive reporting requirements and guidelines. This means that all of our staff need to go through compulsory checks. You are responsible for both the cost of the checks as well as obtaining and providing verified copies of them upon request and renewingBelow is a brief overview of the checks:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
    • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) requires that all of our staff have a valid NDIS Worker Screening Check. An NDIS Worker Screening Check is a national assessment  that determines whether a person is cleared or excluded from working in certain roles with people with disability.
    • More information on and how to apply for a NDIS Worker Screening Check can be found on the NDIS website.
    • An NDIS Worker Screening Check costs $80 and is valid for five years.
  • Working with Children Check
    • A Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone whose role involves direct physical or face-to-face contact with children. Most of our positions require a valid WWCC that is valid for paid employment (not voluntary work). For more information and how to apply, visit Service NSW.
    •  A Working with Children Check costs $80 and is valid for three years.
  • First Aid & CPR
    • A current First Aid (HLTAID003 ) and CPR (HLTAID001 ) are requirements for most of our roles.
    • First Aid and CPR courses are run by a number of organisations and generally consist of online modules and a two day face to face to course. They range in costs starting from $100 upwards.
  • Drivers Licence
    • The majority of our roles require a valid NSW drivers licence as you may be required to transport customers to and from appointments and outings. Our In Home Care roles also require you to have a registered, reliable and insured car to travel between service calls to our customers in their own homes.
  • Work Rights
    • We will need verified copies of either your birth certificate or passport and any visa documentation.
  • References
    • We will ask you to nominate at least two people to be referees. Referees are managers you have reported to at previous jobs, who are happy to be contacted and share information about your performance. If you progress to this stage you will be asked to provide contact details for your referees. The sooner we can contact your referees, the sooner we progress to discussing potential start dates, so it’s a good idea to reach out to these people when you submit your application.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Applications from People with Disability

Meet our team

Sam – Support Worker

“The most fulfilling thing about my role is helping customers improve their lives, by helping them become fitter, healthier and happier. I also like supporting customers to get a job, pass their driver license or simply just have a good day out with Northcott.”

Kelly – Senior Operations Manager

“I love how person-centred and family-orientated Northcott is. In my role, each day brings something different. I love seeing my team achieve goals…and seeing our customers living their best lives.”

Radhika – Support Worker

“I love my job as a Northcott Disability Support Worker. I’ve worked here for two years. The most fulfilling aspect is the collaboration and team work. We all share the same vision and are dedicated to Northcott’s mission and purpose.”

Accessibility and Inclusivity

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

Read more about our commitment to reconciliation

Montrose is now part of Northcott!

Welcome to our new website.

If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.