Community Support Workers

Current Vacancies

Work with love and love what you do

Join CatholicCare as a Community Support Worker and work the hours you want while making a difference. 

Who are we?

As a Community Support Worker, you would be working within CatholicCare's Aged and Disability Services Team which assists clients to achieve their goals of enhanced independence and meaningful local community connections. The overall aim of Aged and Disability Services is to empower people to live a full life in line with their physical, emotional, social and cultural needs and to support participants to remain living independently in their own home and be connected to their communities.

CatholicCare is a not-for-profit social services agency, covering the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Macarthur and Southern Highlands Regions. Our services include Counselling, Foster Care, Family Support Workshops, Ageing and Disability Programs and Support, Marriage & Relationship Education, Children's Contact and more. CatholicCare is an inclusive organisation committed to helping anyone in need regardless of religious beliefs.

Is becoming a Community Support Worker the best next step for you?

Whether you are looking to return to work after a career break or seeking to take the next step in your career, becoming a Community Support Worker could be the perfect fit for you.

To help you understand if you are the right fit for the role, we've asked our current Community Support Workers to describe their lifestyle and personality traits which make this role perfect for them. 

What does a day in the life of a Community Support Worker look like?

Everyday working as a Community Support Worker can look different. 

Our team tailor our services to each client to ensure we come up with a support plan which supports our client's individual needs so they can achieve their goals.

Depending on your clients' needs, your day-to-day tasks could include:

Social & Community Access Meal Planning & Preparation Fitness Personal Care & Hygiene
Shopping Housekeeping 24 Hour Aged Care Support Companionship
Learning Life Skills In-Home Support Lawn Mowing and Garden Maintenance Personal Alarms


Hear Elissa's story about why working as a Community Support Worker is so rewarding and meaningful:

Job Perks

At CatholicCare, we care about you. In addition to being part of an organisation that genuinely makes a difference in people's lives you will also enjoy.

  • Competitive salaries and hourly rates
  • Salary packaging options - up to $15,900 a year
  • Additional paid personal leave every year
  • Long Service Leave after 7 years of service
  • Study Leave
  • Professional development including internal and external training opportunities
  • Free and confidential counselling through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted gym memberships through Fitness Passport
  • Peace of mind driving to and from work with Employee Journey Insurance

Position Requirements

  • Certificate III level qualification in a relevant field (eg Individual Support, Community Services, Aged, Disability, Assistant in Nursing, Enrolled Nurse) or working towards obtaining qualification.
  • If you have 2 years or more experience in disability or aged care, we do not require you to have a Certificate III level qualification and you can begin work as a Community Support Worker straight away. 
  • If you have no experience or Certificate III level qualifications prior to role commencement, CatholicCare will support you in enrolling into TAFE via Arc. This study will be completely free for the candidate but would require commitment of online study up to 6 hours a week. Candidates will be able to begin work while completing their studies. 

Candidates must obtain the following prior to role commencement:

  • NDIS Worker Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children's Check (employee)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Driver's License
  • Reliable registered and insured vehicle
  • Willingness and availability to work flexible hours (between 7am and 7pm)
  • Willingness and availability to work at least 3 days per week
  • Willingness and availability to work on weekends
  • Frequent manual handling up to 16kg
  • Frequent bending at knees and/ or hips
  • Kneeling
  • High grip strength (above 15kg / 50%)
  • Good cardiovascular fitness
  • Standing for long periods
  • Ability to reach overhead
  • Ability to reach below knee height
  • Ability to reach forward
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Bilateral lift 10kg
  • Unilateral carry 10kg
  • Frequent pushing / pulling
  • Driving for more than 1 hour

Are you ready to start your journey as a Community Support Worker with CatholicCare?

Check out our available positions here and apply today.