ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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Housemate and Homemaker - Isaac’s Band of Brothers and Sisters

Isaac’s Band of Brothers and Sisters Inc

Isaac is a delivery man, live band fan, gym member, car lover, Canberra Raiders fan, swimmer and keen traveler. He also has a disability and is seeking the right people to share his home with him. He is looking for two housemates who will help create a home where you and Isaac can live, relax, be yourselves and welcome friends and family.

As a housemate you will be expected to live with Isaac and be home 7 nights out of 14 and 6 hours during the day every second weekend. You will be free to work in another job, study or do your own thing during the week.  We can be flexible with the days you will be required to be home. We are also happy to negotiate holiday breaks.

Isaac’s house is a fully furnished, 4 bedroom renovated home in a quiet street with a large entertainment deck. There is plenty of off street parking and is close to bus stops and shops.  It is opposite a park and near great walking trails around Mount Rogers.

Isaac has a microboard – a group of family and friends that have formed an incorporated association called Isaac’s Band of Brothers and Sisters Inc.  Their role is to help build and safeguard the good life Isaac wants and to provide housemates and other paid staff mentoring and support. The Band, as we are otherwise known, will provide you with training in how to support Isaac and mentor you in your role.  We have all the appropriate insurances and policies in place.


This role is part time and is a part voluntary and part paid role. In exchange for supporting Isaac you will receive free accommodation and no bills plus approximately $280 per week. You will also be able to take leave and you will receive superannuation. The total value of this role is approximately $36,000 per year.

Responsibilities of the role

  • live with Isaac and another housemate in his 4 bedroom house in the Belconnen area
  • share responsibilities of keeping the house clean, tidy and welcoming for family and friends to visit
  • coordinate house maintenance
  • assist Isaac to get ready for his day
  • liaise with Isaac’s day support team to ensure he is safe and achieving his goal of living independently in an ordinary home in an ordinary street.

The ideal people we are looking for will be:

  • Keen to give back to their community
  • Experienced in sharing a home with friends
  • Clean, tidy and house proud
  • Patient and easy going
  • Experience in supporting a person with disability might be helpful but not necessary - we can teach you this
  • Able to commit to a 2 year arrangement
  • Able to produce or apply for a current police check and working with vulnerable people card
  • Licenced to drive a car

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter answering the following questions:

1. What attracts you to this role?

2. What are your top 3 tips for successfully sharing a home?

3. Describe the social groups you belong to (eg old school friends, basketball team, art group etc)

To apply please send your CV and 3 top tips for being a good housemate to [email protected]

Applications close: 
Monday 30 September 2019 - 11:55pm

For further information please contact Sheree Henley on 0407305739 or [email protected]

First posted: 
Tuesday 3 September 2019