About Us

We want to do things better and make sure Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with disability get access to the best services and support to live well in their community.

Synapse provides a range of services for people who have been impacted by brain injury and disability.  We promote social and emotional wellbeing, self-determination and choice through information, specialist support and targeted research activities.

About the Role

Synapse have a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified opportunities for Support Workers in Cairns.

No qualifications are required as the relevant training will be provided!

We are looking for people to join our growing team that are committed to the best outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with disability.  Your experience and knowledge of community and culture and helping others stay connected with mob and doing the things that are important to social and emotional well-being are the most important skills for this role.

About You

The successful candidates will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by brain injury to be part of and function in the community while finding their identity and self-belief.

The candidates will have:

  • an understanding of the issues that impact on both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures;
  • demonstrated capacity to relate to people with a profound disability, their families/guardian, and
  • the ability to think and act calmly and deal sensitively with people in distress;
  • the ability to work with individuals and link them in with other community resources that promote choice and self-determination;
  • the ability to work as part of a strong team in the provision of support to people with disability.

Information Session

It is a requirement of the application process that you attend an information session. These will take place at our Warner St housing location on Tuesday 30th of March 2021 from 6.00pm-8.00pm. Please register your attendance via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/145395354419

For more information, please contact Janine Taylor, on (07) 4230 0670 or email

recruitment@synapse.org.au. Please forward your Cover Letter and Resume to this email address.

To be considered for this role you must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and have a valid Yellow Card or be able to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Please note: 

  • No recruitment industry services are required at this point in time
  • Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 25(1) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1991.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter addressing the ‘About You’ section of this advert via Seek.