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Our history and values.

Established in South Australia in 1984 under Community Living for the Disabled Incorporated, DLi began its journey by providing long-term accommodation and support for young adults who had reached a stage where their traditional housing options had narrowed.

Since then, DLi has grown significantly to now employ over 240 support staff in multiple locations across metropolitan Adelaide to provide disability services, including:

  • Supported Independent Living (SIL) / Specialist Disability Accommodation.
  • Short to medium-term accommodation.
  • In-home support.
  • Community Participation.
  • Therapy services.

As a people-focused organisation, DLi has a range of personal and professional opportunities to join the disability sector. Along with more traditional career paths and roles like Community Support Workers, Developmental Educators, Community Inclusion Workers, and Administration, DLI also offer opportunities for passionate people to start their journey through student placements via Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) or volunteering through our Volunteer Program. These options support our core programs and services, enabling our clients to access more significant opportunities within the community and build lasting friendships.

So, how do we do it?

We believe that developing trusting relationships through communication is the foundation to providing the best possible service.

We are passionate about providing a service that is individually tailored to suit the client. To do this, we’ll take the time to ask about:

  • Who are they?
  • What aspirations do they have?
  • How can we support them in their journey?

Communication is a two-way street, so our conversations are entirely open and transparent. As a client grows, so will their ambitions and goals. We’ll be there to actively listen, engage, adapt to life’s adjustments and stages, and continue to support clients in the life they choose to live.

Our People

Meet DLi’s dedicated and passionate Board Members and Executive Management Team, who provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and the strategic direction to guide our organisation forward as a sustainable service provider under the NDIS.

Meet the team
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 experience managing and leading a passionate and highly motivated team of professionals?
In this hands-on role, you will be accountable for the key operational and regulatory compliance of the Client Engagement team, ensuring quality and safe delivery of services for people living with disabilities.

Find out more about the role and how to apply here.

Do you want to empower individuals to be in control of the decisions that affect their lives?

Do you have a passion for people?

If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you!

Find out more about the role and how to apply.


Our passionate volunteers not only supplement our core programs but also get involved with:

  • Supporting clients in tailor-made programs, such as art, craft, cooking, card making, games, and music.
  • Connecting with clients who share a common interest, such as attending sporting or cultural events, going to the movies, going out for a meal.
  • Working with clients to improve the natural and built environment in which people live through gardening and maintenance projects.
  • And being involved in community and organisational based events.

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

To request a copy of our Volunteer Handbook or to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Click here.

Apply to be a volunteer.
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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.

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