Registration open for disabled workers

Disability workers are able to register with the Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria. (Supplied)

Disability workers across Melton and Moorabool are encouraged to register to show people with a disability they have the right skills to deliver quality services.

Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria chair Melanie Eagle said disability workers delivers diverse services to people with disability, ranging from high-level 24-hour personal care to ad hoc support as required.

“We know that disability workers are passionate and proud of their work,” she said.

“There is a huge amount of trust involved between a worker and a person with disability, so knowing upfront that a worker is appropriately assessed provides great confidence.

“Workers that register are not only providing confidence to those with disability, their families and carers but are showing they want to be part of change in the sector to ensure the right people are working with our loved ones.”

The assessment provides additional checks to the NDIS worker screen criminal history check by assessing a worker’s skills and experience and commitment to undertaking continuing professional development.

Applications are now open for the second year of registration which runs from Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Saturday, September 30, 2023.

Enquiries call also be made by calling 1800 497 132 between 9.30am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.