Careers at IDS

The actions of our staff define IDS as an organisation, it is, therefore, important that all IDS employees activities are aligned with our Purpose “Empower people, enriching their quality of life”.

Your pay

IDS staff are paid above award rates; we do this because we want the best people available. As a profit-for-purpose organisation, IDS provide tax concessions for our permanent employees. These include exemption from Fringe Benefits Tax. This amount is in addition to their normal tax-free threshold for salary. When you salary package, money is deducted pre-tax. You only pay tax on the remaining portion of your salary. As a result, the tax you pay each fortnight is significantly reduced.

We hear you

We encourage employee, client and stakeholder feedback. Resulting in an organisation that is responsive, open and forward thinking.

We do our best to accommodate each of our employee’s specific needs by providing a flexible work environment.

The health and wellbeing of our employees are paramount. We provide a healthy and safe work environment, promoting a proactive safety culture.

How and when to apply

If you are interested in working at IDS, you are invited to send your CV to us at any time. Please email a copy with a covering letter to

We will hold your information on file for two years, if an opportunity comes along that we consider suitable, we will contact you.

Specific vacancies will be listed on our website and the major recruitment websites as they become available. All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory Police and Working with Children and reference checks.

Equal employment opportunity and diversity

IDS is committed to ensuring all people are treated consistently and equitably irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, political, religious or philosophical allegiance, physical ability, family status, age or sexual preference. We actively foster diversity in the workplace and encourage applications for employment from people with disability.

If you share this commitment, we would like to hear from you.

IDS Volunteers

Victorians are very generous with their time; it is estimated that about 25% of us undertake some volunteer work. Everyone has something to offer and, everyone can make a difference. At Independent Disability Services (IDS) we will do our best to match your interests with our activities, aiming to make your experience as a volunteer a satisfying and rewarding one.

IDS is a leading provider of services and support to people with a disability across Melbourne and suburbs. We want to ensure we always offer our clients – people with a disability, the very best. Having dedicated volunteers in a range of areas including customer service, research, finance and events mean we will not only meet our client’s expectations but, exceed them.

Volunteering is a great way for you to become involved in the community. IDS has a range of positions across the organisation. If you think you have a particular skill that would benefit our clients we would love to meet with you to discuss.

The many great reasons include:

  • Volunteering is personally satisfying and a lot of fun, and you can be sure that your efforts will make a real difference,
  • Developing new skills or sharing existing ones,
  • Improving career opportunities and building up work experience,
  • Experiencing new challenges,
  • Helping IDS ensure our clients have the support they require to enable them to live the life they want,
  • Meeting new and interesting like-minded people, who share a common goal of helping others in the community.

People volunteer to gain skills and work experience, some of our volunteers have had a break from the job market and want to build up fresh experience. Retirees who are looking to put their experience and some of their newfound free time to good use.

By volunteering with IDS, you will be doing your bit, helping us to assist people who are struggling to lead an independent life. In sharing your time, skills, knowledge and networks, you can make a positive change, helping the people we support to overcome disadvantage and empowering them to build better futures for themselves.

Who can volunteer?

We are always looking for caring and reliable people, no matter how much or how little time they can spare. Anyone over 18 years of age who is interested in supporting people with a disability can volunteer. No special skills or qualifications are necessary. Simply give us a call or send us an email to discuss with you what opportunities may be.

All volunteers must be prepared to have Police and Working With Children checks before engagement.

For further information contact IDS

Telephone: 03 9340 5100

Disability Support Workers 

Full-time and part-time

The team at Independent Disability Services (IDS) pride themselves that we deliver a quality of service that other disability service providers find hard to match. Consequently our reputation and client base is growing. We urgently need to employ new staff to meet the increasing demand for support services from our clients. Naturally, we want the best. After all, a good reputation is hard won and easily lost. 

  • Immediate start all Melbourne suburbs including eastern and south-eastern;
  • Regular shifts;
  • Supportive team;
  • Above award + penalty rates.

The Role:

IDS has vacancies for full and part-time Disability Support Workers across Melbourne. This is a great opportunity to work in an organisation where you can make a difference to the lives of our clients within a supportive team environment.

Mandatory requirements: 

  • Certificate III in Disability (Minimum qualification requirement);
  • Must be able to produce a copy of a current manual handling and first aid certificate;
  • An understanding of person-centred practices;
  • A Victorian driver licence and own car;
  • High-level communication skills;
  • Willingness to undertake a psychometric test;
  • Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check.

Desirable requirements: 

  • Certificate IV in Disability;
  • Mental health experience;
  • Two years experience, working with clients with high needs and intellectual disabilities.

How to apply:

Along with your CV applications must include a copy of your drivers licence, manual handling and first aid certificates.

You can apply by clicking the apply button or emailing: