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 must provide certain documents like your ABN and NDIS Worker Check. You will need to upload additional documents if you wish to provide certain types of support like transport assistance. Refer to the list below for more information.
  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?

You must provide the following documents before you can become a Social Carer:

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. It may take 1-2 weeks for your NDISWC to be processed and verified.

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. You may wish to nominate a colleague, employee or supervisor. They cannot be family members. 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.

This Department of Health module covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19. It is mandatory for anyone who works in healthcare settings. Once you have attained the Certificate of Completion, it can be uploaded to your Social Carer account. Complete the COVID-19 Infection Control Training here.

Social Carers must be able to verify their identity and right to work in Australia by producing 100 points of identification upon request. Learn what documents can be accepted for identity verification here.

The following documents are optional, but will allow you to apply for more jobs on our platform:

A growing number of our Members are under the age of 18. If you wish to work with them, you will need to upload a valid Working with Children Check (NSW/VIC/SA) or Blue Card (QLD). Learn more.

About 30% of Activities posted on our platform involve transportation. If you wish to provide transport to Members, you must provide a clear photo or screenshot of your current driver's licence and the registration details of every vehicle you wish to use. You must also declare that the vehicle is appropriately insured and agree to the Like Family transport policy. Learn more.

If you would like to support Members with meal preparation or cooking activities of any kind, please review and complete the Supporting Safe and Enjoyable Meals module created by the NDIS Commission. It provides information, scenarios and actions on reducing the risks associated with mealtimes.

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. Please note that our pay rates will be increasing on 1st September 2022. View new pay rates.

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

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.

Ready to become a support worker?

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