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At AS&RS we focus on supporting people with an intellectual disability to live a rewarding life as independently as possible.

We value strong partnerships and relationships with our clients with a special emphasis on establishing and building trust. Our focus is on our clients and their needs, interests, choices and rights.

If you have a passion for working in human services and are interested in what we have to offer check out the current opportunities within our service.

We offer a number of different positions from Residential Care Officers (RCO), Direct Support Team Leaders, Team Leaders, Rostering and Payroll Officers as well as other administrative roles. Career advancement opportunities exist across all positions.

Our workforce is over 1500 strong, well trained and is the mainstay of our service delivery workforce.

Working as an RCO

The role of a Residential Care Officer (RCO) has many intrinsic rewards. As an RCO you will provide day-to-day assistance and services to people with an intellectual disability by ensuring that the person’s emotional, social, financial and physical well-being needs are being supported to a high standard.

As an RCO you will ensure that people with an intellectual disability live in an environment which is least restrictive of their freedom and promotes community inclusion. RCOs focus on person-centred approaches and use support systems that reflect individual needs.

Work is undertaken within a typical AS&RS household where 2 to 4 people share their home and are supported by a team of RCOs working a 24-hour roster. RCOs work an 80 hour fortnight within a flexible shift rostering system.

Our department is a registered provider of services to people with disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. In return for your interest and dedication to people with a disability, you will be rewarded with:

  • award wages that include shift allowances, penalties and other allowances such as meals and clothing as they apply under the AWARD FOR EMPLOYEES IN DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES- DCCSDS 2012 
  • flexible shifts
  • excellent job resources and personal development opportunities
  • 3 weeks of paid induction
  • access to QSuper for superannuation, life and illness insurance
  • access to Accumulated Time Work (ATW) of 13 days per year
  • training provided by a registered training provider
  • 5 weeks per year of vacation time when working full shift rotation.

If you’re looking for a rewarding and challenging role and know you can make a difference in the lives of people with an intellectual disability phone one of our service locations.

Recruitment

For information on the recruitment process and future campaigns, please contact the RCO Recruitment team on rcorecruitment@communities.qld.gov.au or (07) 3239 0386.

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