Gisborne VIC, Australia


Position titleGentle Sensory Supports
Direct reportDirector
AwardSocial and Community Services Award MA000100 (Range: 1.1- 1.3)
Pay Scale$36.19- $39.28 (plus super)

Position Description 
A Gentle Sensory supports team member assists individuals with developmental differences or disability, and their families to achieve better long-term outcomes, regardless of diagnosis. Their objective is to empower individuals living with a disability, fostering increased independence, enhancing their overall quality of life, and promoting active engagement within their communities. The type of support provided will be tailored differently for every individual according to their unique therapeutic support plan developed by their Gentle Sensory Clinician.


  • A certificate III, IV or diploma in in individual support, early childhood, community services is advantageous.
  • Work or lived experience desired.
  • Passport and Driver’s License.
  • Working with Children Check, Police Check and NDISWC.
  • Completion of the NDIS Worker Orientation Program and Supporting People to Stay Infection Free module.

Working with Gentle Sensory

More About the Role


Knowledge & Skills:
  • Compassionate and patient
  • Neuro-affirming
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Physically able to carry out the duties required by the role.
  • The ability to build and maintain rapport with participants.
  • Knowledge of neurodivergence
  • Demonstrated experienced knowledge of legislation, principles and issues relating to the provision of early intervention support services to people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated proficient interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Assist clients with various daily living tasks such as brushing teeth, eating, dressing, cleaning.
  • Engage with the Gentle Sensory team to ensure a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to support.
  • Foster meaningful connections with clients through active listening, companionship, and empathy, promoting mental and emotional well-being.
  • Conduct regular assessments of clients' needs and progress, maintaining accurate records and promptly reporting any changes or concerns to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Encourage and support clients in developing and maintaining their independence and self-confidence by offering guidance and assistance as needed.
  • Deliver quality services in accordance with the policy and procedures, and relevant legislative obligations.
  • Always ensure the safety and well-being of clients, following established safety protocols and infection control measures.
  • Maintain participant health records and documentation according to Gentle Sensory’s policies.