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Selection Process and Timelines

Following the application close date, applications will be reviewed by the relevant supervisor for short listing purposes. If successful in securing an interview, applicants should expect to hear from the supervisor generally within a few weeks after the application close date. Interviews, reference checking and any other skills tests are then conducted. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application at the end of the recruitment process.

Proof of qualifications:

All offers of employment will be conditional on the successful applicant providing original or certified copies of the qualifications and licenses relevant to the role. A photocopy of these qualifications will be made and kept on the employee's personnel file.

Background checks:

Applicants will be required to undergo pre-screening background checks such as a Police Check or Working with children check prior to commencement of their position.

Pre-employment medical/pre-existing illnesses:

All new employees will be required to complete a pre-existing injury declaration form. Some applicants may be asked to undergo a medical assessment that will relate to skills required within the relevant position.

Probationary period:

All new employees of Karingal will be required to complete a six month qualifying (probationary) period in their relevant role.

Specific information when applying for a Residential Support role:

Commencing on 29 September 2014, the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme is an initiative from the Victorian Government designed to further protect the safety and wellbeing of Victorians living in disability group homes.

Consistent with feedback from the disability sector and key stakeholders, the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme will require disability service providers to conduct an additional pre-employment check under the scheme, prior to making an offer of employment.

People who pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability living in group homes will be listed on the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme, and are excluded from being offered employment with Karingal.

For more information about the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme please see the DHS website



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