Join our HappinessFirst team

Our staff are Our People they are at the heart of everything that we do at HappinessFirst.  We invest in their professional growth and learning, whilst hand picking the best, most passionate and caring support workers.  

By choosing the right candidates we can continue to deliver the highest quality service for our participants and their families whilst supporting them to live their best life.


Why work for us?

  • You get to choose the participants you work with, the services you want to deliver and the hours you want to work.
  • We match your skills and interests with your participants interests, to enable a smooth connection.
  • You are employed by HappinessFirst, you get all the benefits of superannuation, training and a team environment – you are not a contractor.
  • Aware wage – we even offer slightly above aware rates!  We follow the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2020 (also referred to as the “SCHADS Award”), so your pay rates are guaranteed and determined annually. Our pay covers penalty rates for higher wages when working nights, weekends or public holidays, as well as overtime. YES – we pay superannuation and long service leave (as required) enabling the long-term financial security of Our People.
  • We minimize your travel time between participants.
  • We provide you with complimentary certified professional development and learning opportunities, keeping your skills up-to-date.
  • You are covered by our company insurances (public liability, personal accident, and professional indemnity).

What you can expect from us

  • We are an Australian owned NDIS Registered Company with expertise in the disability service industry.
  • We value a family-oriented working culture, meaning our workplace is bound together as a family would be. Holding the values of loyalty, collaboration and decision-making involves input from multiple parties to come to a final consensus – Our People are our top priority.
  • We promise our participants we will work creatively and relentlessly with them to unlock their potential and support them with living their best life.
  • We invest in Our People by providing ongoing support and professional development.

What we ask of you

  • You take pride in HappinessFirst’s reputation by always acting with care, patience and integrity to our participants and your fellow employees
  • You commit to and deliver our services, whilst always keeping in mind our organisational values.
  • You share our commitment to always putting our participants and their families care and interests first.

What do I need to get started?

We have 2 direct paths for Our People to-be:

  1. Candidates who have a related qualification, NDIS training and/or years of experience. See our current vacancies below.
  2. Candidates who would like a career change, who wish to entre the disability sector – Visit our Transition2Disability Program.

Current Vacancies

  • ROSEBUD AREA – 5DAYs – 9AM – 2PM – Experienced Disability Support Worker, ideally mental health related training and experience
  • ROSEBUD AREA – 5DAYs – 10am-2pm – Working with a mature aged gentleman. Shopping, daily coffee, a game of  chess
  • ROSEBUD AREA – As required, to be discussed – Young energetic primary aged female.

Chelsea Heights – ANY DAY – TOTAL 20HRS PER WEEK – Qualified Disability Support Worker, ideally with experience in supporting children living with Autism

Disability Support Worker Role Description 

Job Type: Casual or part-time employment (based on your availably & chosen locations )

Pay Rates:  Above Award rate based on level + super

Shift Times: Day, Afternoons, Night, Weekends (and/or based on your availability)

Your duties will include:

  • Daily living support
  • Domestic duties such as vacuuming, laundry and general cleaning
  • Supporting people to access the community
  • Behavioural support, including managing challenging behaviours and behaviours of concern.
  • Supporting people to achieve their individual goals in line with their person-centred support plan.

What we require:

  • Cert IV in Disability or a relevant qualification* and/or equivalent experience;
  • A current NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current First Aid training
  • Current CPR training
  • International police check (if applicable)
  • Two relevant, professional and industry related reference checks.
  • Access to a car, insurance and drivers license
  • A positive, reliable, empathetic and proactive approach to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds living with a disability;

Apply by forwarding an email outlining you availability and a copy of your resume to rose@happinessfirst.com.au.