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Our history and values.

Established in 1984, Community Living for the Disabled Incorporated provided long-term accommodation and support for young adults who had reached a stage where their ‘real’ options had narrowed to either Living at home with parents, inappropriate placement in limited support accommodation services, or improper institutional placement.

The service at that time consisted of one house and two units, providing accommodation support for five adult individuals with varying levels of physical and intellectual capability.

The organisation has expanded its services over the years with the addition of other houses and units. In early 2009, it underwent a name change to more closely reflect our core business, becoming disAbility Living Inc (DLi). In 2011 the organisation moved into providing Transition and Respite Care for adults.

Currently, we provide support to over 320 clients across 12 sites, employing more than 270 support staff. Along with this, we have our respite services for children and young adults.

2019-2020 marked a significant year in our journey, merging with Interchange SA. Interchange and disAbility Living’s merger made a natural fit, synergising two person-centred innovators with similar culture and vision under the same roof. Our clients now have access to more services and a vast array of specialists to complement their existing service types.

In 2020 the addition of our DESS Hub, an innovative state of the art, client-driven Therapy Centre has enabled our Developmental Educators to fulfil their mandate of providing a holistic approach to client support.

Work with us

Are you passionate about people? We are!

At DLi, our people are our best asset, and we are genuinely committed, through a set of actions rather than words, to looking after the wellbeing of our employees.

DLi offers a flexible, family-friendly, close-knit working environment which creates a great place for great people to do great things. Our organisation exists to support people with disabilities to live independent lives, which is always at the core of our service delivery.

We are passionate about supporting, developing and rewarding our people through:

  • Career Development
  • Flexibility
  • Remuneration
  • Wellbeing

Current roles

Are you are seeking an opportunity to use your  skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities, whilst also achieving work-life balance?
If so, we are looking for enthusiastic people who  have the passion and drive to commit  to creating a rewarding experience for our clients. To find out more and register your interest to be part of our valued team of casual workers click below.

Do you have superior customer service and communication skills?

Sound knowledge of disability services within the NDIS space?

We’re looking to recruit a Customer Relationship Officer to help our clients and their families/carers to achieve desired outcomes.
For more information and to apply, click here

We are currently recruiting female Community Support Workers to meet client requirements.

If you have a passion for supporting individuals to make choices and be in control of the decisions that affect their lives, then this could be the opportunity for you!

For more information and to apply, click here.

Do you have a passion for supporting individuals to realise their full potential? Can you support individuals to make choices and be in control of the decisions that affect their lives? If you answered YES! – this could be an opportunity for you.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Volunteering

Volunteering can be short or long term, one-off or sporadic. Sometimes people ‘fall into’ their volunteering, and sometimes you may have a cause you are passionate about, a skill you wish to share, or someone who has asked you to get involved.

Whatever your passion or reason, we can help you find a volunteering role that is right for you.

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Student Placements

disAbility Living offers student placements to those currently completing a Cert III in Individual Support. We love helping to train up the future disability sector workforce, and we often find that our skilled and motivated students go on to work with us. Student placements may include hands on work at disAbility Living’s residential or respite accommodation sites. Please contact your Registered Training Organisation direct if you are interested in a student placement with disAbility Living.

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Further enquiries

If you have any further queries please contact our People and Culture team on 8132 5400 or hr@dli.org.au

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