Employment Services Coordinator - supporting individuals on the autism spectrum
Frenchs Forest, NSW
- Lead a team of employment mentors based in NSW and Victoria
- Deliver high quality employment services that support personalised inclusive lifestyles of individuals on the autism spectrum
- Full time role, 12 month maximum term contract
- Excellent tax-effective salary packaging benefits
- Based in Sydney, with responsibility for Victorian team - interstate travel may be required
About Aspect Capable: Aspect Choose and Connect gives people the confidence and skills to live successfully on their own terms and enjoy activities and connections within their local community. Support services are designed to help people improve self-confidence, economic and social participation, emotional resilience, physical well being and extend networks and connections within the community.
About the role: You will be responsible for coordinating a team of Employment Mentors to deliver high quality employment services that support personalised inclusive lifestyles of individuals on the autism spectrum. This position has responsibility for contributing to the achievement of Aspect’s strategic plan. Click here to view the Position Profile.
- Maintain and building Aspect Capable - Aspect’s employment service
- Ensure the effective delivery of high-quality employment supports
- Provide advice, information and training to job seekers and employers regarding disabilities, disadvantages, barriers & employment related issues
- Maintain and build on existing productive networks and relationships with employers, client groups, and other service agencies
- Achieve quality employment outcomes that match the needs of the person resulting in long term job retention
Skills and experiences:
- Tertiary qualification in Welfare, Social Science or Disability Studies - preferred
- Certificate IV in Employment Services - advantage
- Knowledge of autism
- Experience in Disability Employment Service; demonstrated experience in working with a range of disabilities - preferred but not essential
- Experience or understanding of the disability field and barriers to employment experienced by people with disabilities, injury and health conditions
- 1 – 3 years experience in working within the disability service area or job placement and support - desirable
- Previous experience in employment services
- Demonstrated high level professionalism, compliance and attention to detail
- Proven ability to place clients into employment and to maintain sustainable employment outcomes
- Proven ability to build rapport and maintain effective relationships with job seekers, peers and relevant agencies/key stakeholders towards gaining and maintaining sustainable employment opportunities
- Ability to manage time and workloads effectively to business priorities in a challenging environment
- Proven success in achieving KPI’s and managing a budget
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong verbal & written communication skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- Driver’s Licence valid in Australia and use of own vehicle for business purposes - desirable
- Ability to travel interstate - desirable
- Current NSW Working With Children Check for paid employment
You will require a clearance as part of the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) and a National Police Check clearance, Aspect will arrange both of these. You may also be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.
What we offer: A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Aspect employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax free. This means you can increase the value of your take-home pay. This role is covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS) and is classified at Level 4, assessment of pay point will depend on qualifications and experience. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.
To Apply: Please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Enquiries should be directed to: Stephanie Soans, Manager, Choose and Connect NSW and Aspect Capable on 0403 945 079.
For more information: 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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