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Looking for a job you genuinely enjoy?

Get a job that's flexible, pays well, and makes a real difference in the lives of Australians who have become isolated due to age, disability or illness.

Become a support worker with Like Family today.

Why work with Like Family?

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Choose your own adventure

Choose your hours, choose who you work with and choose the work you want to do. It’s that flexible.

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A fair hourly wage across the board

Our support workers, who we call Social Carers, are paid $35.30 per hour on weekdays and $45 per hour on weekends and public holidays for one-on-one support.

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Lend a helping hand

Like Family is more than just a job. Whether you're helping someone wash the dishes, get to an appointment, or play a board game, you're making a real difference in their life.

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Here’s how it works

  1. Sign up
    Your online application starts with a little quiz at sign up.
  2. Tell us about yourself
    Once you’ve created an account (it only takes a few minutes), share a thing or two about you so we can get to know you.
  3. Upload relevant documents
    To assist with our screening process, you’ll need a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Check and three reliable references. If you wish to work with children under the age of 18 years old, you are required to have a Working with Children Check.
  4. Attend an induction
    Once your application has been approved, we’ll invite you to an online induction.
  5. You’re off!
    Once you’re approved, you can begin applying for work and activities posted by our Members

What documents do I need for my application?

Our Social Carers are self-employed. This means you’ll need a valid ABN and the right to work in Australia. Getting an ABN is free. Learn more.

On February 1st, 2021, the NDIS established a new worker check to create better protections for participants. If you do not currently have one, you can learn how to apply for an NDIS worker check here, and submit this at a later stage.

The NDIS Worker Orientation Module, "Quality, Safety and You", is a mandatory requirement to work within the NDIS and only takes about 90 minutes to complete. It will give you a sound understanding of what it's like working in the industry and offer tips on how to become an excellent Social Carer. You can access it on the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission's website.

You’ll need to provide three references we can contact before we can approve your application. Learn more.

As a registered NDIS provider, our Social Carers are subject to all government mandates regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care and disability support workers. You must be fully vaccinated according to your state government's requirements. Read our COVID-19 vaccination policy here.

What does the job involve?

You can pick and choose the jobs that you are interested in and people you feel comfortable with.

Get paid to do work you love

Your hourly pay as a Social Carer with Like Family depends on the days you work and the type of booking.

1 Social Carer: 1 Member Weekday

$35.30

1 Social Carer: 1 Member Weekend & Public Holiday

$45.00

1 Social Carer: 2 Members

$48.80

1 Social Carer: 3 Members

$54.00

Sleepovers
Monday - Thursday night

$180.00

Sleepovers
Friday - Sunday & Public Holiday night

$199.40

Frequently asked questions

Unlike other aged care and disability support providers, Like Family provides social care. Our Social Carers help people in need to gain confidence, engage with their community and have fun. You can assist our members with activities like household tasks, exercise, arts & craft, and even accompany them to social events.

As a Social Carer, you’ll connect with Members who are ill, injured, elderly or living with a disability.

No. You don’t need previous experience to become a Social Carer.

We aim to pay above industry rates because we value the work our Social Carers do and we want the best care in the industry. To find out more click here.

  • An ABN is required to work for us as you’ll be a self-employed worker
  • An NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC) is required to work for us, however you can still apply and pass induction without it
  • A certificate to prove you have completed the NDIS Worker Orientation Module
  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC) if you wish to work with children
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Valentina, Social Carer

Valentina, Social Carer

As well as gaining invaluable experience in interacting with people living with Autism, Schizophrenia, Aspergers and Dementia. I’ve been able to take home something else that I never expected and that’s an ability to find joy in the smallest of things.
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Ready to become a support worker?

Sign up now to work with the Like Family community as a Social Carer.