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What you need to join CBS as a Support Worker

A role as a Support Worker is really rewarding for those that value caring for people who need some extra support to live life the way they choose. To make sure we take the best care of our clients, it is important that our team of support staff are well equipped.

Here are some of the things we need from you to get you started.

  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Disability, Aged Care or other relevant qualification
  • A current National Schedule 1 Police Check
  • A current Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • A current full Tasmanian C class drivers licence and your own reliable, insured transport
  • You’ll need to be medically fit as these roles require manual handling
  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Current proof of work rights / visa
  • COVID-19 and flu vaccinations

The CBS application process

Applying for jobs is hard work and at CBS, we appreciate the effort you put in to try to stand out from the crowd.

To help you get a head start and to stand out, read on to find out what you can expect from the application process, what you will need to start a career with CBS and some other handy tips.

We regularly advertise for roles in our Aged Care and Disability teams so make sure you keep your eye out.

We advertise on Seek and post our jobs on the careers page of our website.

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  • CBS are advertising Support Workers roles – hooray!

    You have been keeping an eye on Seek and the website and some roles have been advertised.

  • You send through your current resume/CV and cover letter as soon as possible

    Make sure you supply your most current resume/CV. It should provide a snapshot of your career and make sure it includes:

    • your full name and contact details – don’t forget your phone number and email address
    • your qualifications, education and training that are most relevant to the position
    • your employment history in order of most recent job first
    • your referees – include their job position and phone numbers

    There are some excellent resources on the internet to help you put your resume/CV together, here is just one of them:

  • If you are shortlisted, we will call you for an interview.

    We might ask you some screening questions when we contact you so be prepared as this is part of the recruitment process.

    If you haven’t made it to the shortlist this time, don’t give up. Sometimes no just means not this time.

  • Join us for an interview - we look forward to learning more about you.

    We will contact you to provide you with details about the interview. Don’t be nervous, we are friendly and we want you to succeed.

    Let us know if you need any additional assistance so we can make arrangements.

    The interview panel will consist of a manager or coordinator from the area you are applying for and a person from the Human Resources team.

    It’s a good idea to do a bit of research and check out the website and perhaps the Facebook and LinkedIn pages too. This will give you an idea of our organisation and will show that you understand the work we do.

    Most of all, we want to know who you are and why you will be great for the job so relax and be yourself.

  • After the interview

    If your interview has gone well, we will contact your referees. This may be how we choose between you and another candidate so make sure your referees know you are applying for the job and what it is about – they need to be as prepared as you.

    You will need to pass all your pre-employment checks and then we will give you verbal and written confirmation of your job offer. Hooray, we are looking forward to working with you.

    If you weren’t successful at your interview, please consider requesting feedback on how you could improve your interview for next time. In most cases, we would encourage you to try again next time.

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