Describe the job and capabilities

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Describe the job and capabilities

You need to describe what you want your worker to do and have answers to questions your applicants are likely to ask, such as: 

  • What are responsibilities and main tasks of the job?
  • What are your expectations about how you want the work to be done?
  • What capabilities (attitudes, skills, and knowledge) does your worker need to do the job well? (The NDIS Workforce Capability Framework can help you think this through.)
  • Do you have any special requirements, for example a fixed start time or looking for a worker who shares your interest in a particular sport, hobbies, or other area?
  • Is the job full-time or part-time?  Permanent or casual?
  • What does the job pay?
  • Will you have only one worker in this job or more than one on rotation?
  • Are the hours flexible?

Preparing a position description is good way to make sure you and the worker have a shared understanding about what is expected. You can use the position description to help you evaluate applications and decide what questions to ask at interview and when talking with applicants’ referees.

The position description is also a good basis for managing your working relationship when you have engaged your worker.

The Position Description (PD) Builder is an online tool to help you build a PD, or you can download the offline version and guide to build a PD.

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