NDIS - Disability support worker - Jacks story

Working in Disability is about becoming a part of someone's life and supporting them to live their life to the fullest. This is a job where every bit of effort you put in you're going to get back.

I never wanted to work somewhere where you're just making money for a boss. I wanted to work somewhere where I could get something out of what I'm doing. I can go home, I can be happy about what I've done in a day, and I can know as a person I've grown more through my work.

I use music therapy with my clients to inspire their emotions. It's a great tool for releasing these things, maybe suppressant in the back of our minds and bringing it to the forefront.

Every time you go to a client's place, everything you support someone to do in their lives, you know that you are actually making a difference. If you weren’t there, the day would be different without you.

Opportunities working in Disability are massively increasing and people like me who are very passionate about certain interests will be able to capitalise on that.

To think, nowadays, as a 24 year old, I can combine my interests and my passions and do something that not only will help other people, but something that I could work something for myself, something that I could be proud of, something that I could build. Yeah, this is an incredible gift.

Reviewed 12 February 2020