Getting started

What is carecareers?

carecareers is a free-to-use recruitment service aimed at providing information and advice to anyone thinking about developing a career in the disability and community care sector, whilst providing support and recognition to those already working within it.

Consisting of an informative website and a Careers Centre staffed by specialist Career Consultants, carecareers will provide access to many of the sector's vacancies and support you in all your job seeking needs.

carecareers gives you the opportunity to interact with experienced people in the sector, and develop a deeper understanding of what it can offer you. Browse through the many aged care jobs, community service and disability service jobs, and interact with peers and colleagues with the comfort of knowing that the support of our Career Consultants is just a click or a phone call away.

Where do I start?

This section provides you with all the information you need to start understanding the opportunities and benefits you'll get from working in the sector, the clients you could be supporting, and the environment in which you might be working. You'll also discover the benefits and rewards the sector has to offer, as well as training and career development opportunities available to you.

Do you know what sort of job you're looking for?

Yes I'm ready to find a job now
If you're ready, then go to our job search where you'll be able to search our database of roles. You can also look for an employer in our Employer Directory to learn about the variety of organisations employing staff in the disability and community care sector.

No, I need to find out more
Visit any of the pages in this section of the carecareers website and you will find all the information you need to know about the disability and community care sector. Identify opportunities for yourself within this growing and empowering sector.

Still unsure?

The better informed you are, and the more you understand the sector, the easier it is to decide if a career in disability and community care is right for you. Here are our recommended steps before applying for a job;



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Glossary - Getting Started

  • Blogs

    Written by our sector experts, blogs are online commentary or news on a sector-specific subject.…

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    Community care sector

    Is driven by ensuring that older people, people with disabilities and their carers are valued, lead independent lives and have the opportunity to participate fully in community life.…

  • Mahesh Jeshani
    Disability sector

    Includes people with a disability, their families, carers, support workers, organisations in the community and government agencies that assist people with a disability to live and participate in community life.…

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    NFP (Not-For-Profit or Non Profit)

    Is an organisation that does not distribute its surplus funds to owners or shareholders, but instead uses them to help pursue its goals. Examples of NFPs include charities and most governments and government agencies.…

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