Regional Coordinator, Aspect Choose and Connect South Australia
Ashford, South Australia
- Are you looking to progress your career? Newly created role with a business development focus
- Managing and developing individualised services to support people with autism to achieve their goals
- Part time, 22.8 hours per week Monday to Friday (preferably 4 days x 4.5 hours per day and 1 day x 4.8 hours per day)
- 12 month maximum term contract
- Competitive remuneration package offered (depending on qualification & experience)
- Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits
- Establishing and growing services in Ashford and surrounding region of South Australia
About Aspect Choose and Connect: Community based and individualised services for people on the autism spectrum. The focus is on the development of individual programs based on the specific interests, wants and needs of each individual.
About this role: You will be responsible for the coordination of a team of staff in the day-to-day delivery of services and programs. In consultation with the Community Engagement and Operations Manager, you will develop high quality services and programs for people with complex support needs to achieve personal outcomes. In this hands-on role, you will also provide direct support to people on the autism spectrum with a focus on role-modelling and mentoring for staff. Click here to view the Position Profile.
Key responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with families, carers, colleagues and other key stakeholders to optimise outcomes for people on the autism spectrum
- Oversee the coordination of services and activities delivered by Support Workers, ensuring high quality service using a person centred approach
- Implement proactive strategies to facilitate relationship building between staff, families and carers
- Resolve complaints and conflicts in accordance with Aspect's policies, guidelines and procedures
- Implement and review data collection of the Person Centred Plan for people, in collaboration with the individual, families and other stakeholders
Skills, experience and qualifications:
- Relevant certificate, diploma or degree or substantial years of relevant experience in the area of disability services
- Experience implementing person centred and human rights based approaches
- Knowledge and experience of using positive behaviour support to work with individuals with challenging behaviours
- Good communication skills, both written and oral, including report writing skills
- Strong administrative and organisational skills
- Experience of actively supporting staff and other stakeholders through change
- Experience building and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders, including resolving difficult issues
- Knowledge of Disability Services Standards and requirements under relevant legislation
- Experience developing & implementing programs that meet the needs and interests of individuals
- Ability to coach staff to implement empowering practice to increase independence and achieve personal outcomes
- Current valid driver’s licence and use of own vehicle for business purposes
- Current Child-Related Employment Assessment (DCSI) and Reporting to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) certificate
A National Police Check clearance is a requirement and Aspect will arrange this. You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.
What we offer: As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free, increasing the value of your take-home pay. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.
These roles are covered by the Federal Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award & are classified at Level 4, depending on qualifications and experience. We focus on providing a positive work and learning environment for staff.
To Apply: Please attach your resume and cover letter and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Enquiries should be directed to: Shannon Gregory, Regional Coordinator on 0466 455 661.
For more information about Aspect: www.autismspectrum.org.au.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s largest autism-specific service provider, with one of the biggest autism-specific school programs in the world. A not for profit organisation, we work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer-driven.
Aspect provides a range of school, centre and community based services, focussing on education, diagnostic assessments, early intervention, skills development, community engagement, and self-directed options for people on the autism spectrum.
The Aspect Comprehensive Approach supports our staff to better understand autism, enabling them to develop programs and services that incorporate an individual’s strengths, interests and aspirations to achieve positive outcomes. Representing more than 50 years of research and expertise in autism practice, the Aspect Comprehensive Approach is the governing framework that underpins Aspect’s work, with all staff receiving training in the ACA principles to ensure that our approach to partnering with people on the autism spectrum is consistent throughout the organisation and of high quality.
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