Employment Mentor - Aspect Capable - Melbourne, VIC

Job No: ASPECT817
Location: Melbourne, VIC

  • Employment support for people on the autism spectrum
  • Maximum term, 6 month contract with potential to extend
  • Part time role, 14 hours per week plus additional hours as required
  • Approx. $25.76 per hour (depending on qualification and experience) + superannuation
  • Excellent PBI tax-effective salary packaging benefits
  • Based in Melbourne, VIC

About Aspect Capable: Aspect Capable Mentoring Program offers guidance and advice to assist people on the spectrum move into the world of work with ease and confidence. Our Employment Mentors are experienced in offering specialist employment support, so we understand individuals unique strengths and the barriers faced when making the transition into employment. We work with people to uncover their untapped capabilities to fulfill their potential in the workplace and find meaningful employment 

About the role: Provide meaningful employment support to people on the autism spectrum by identifying and working towards employment goals, implementing action plans and supporting individuals in working towards milestones and develop skills to find and maintain meaningful open employment. Work with employers to raise awareness of the positive contribution people on the autism spectrum can make to the workplace and to build strong connections within the community to build awareness and create opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Promote positive understanding of autism 
  • Actively apply strengths-based principals and strategies to help participants prepare for and find meaningful employment
  • Build and maintain trustworthy, consistent and positive relationships with participants
  • Proactively support and communicate with participants outside of sessions
  • Coordinate meetings with participants on a regular schedule that complies with each participant’s individual requirements
  • Maintain communication between participant, Aspect Capable Employment Coordinator, parents, health professionals and other interested parties
  • Update and maintain documentation and records on Carelink database as required to enable superior program delivery
  • To build the service by raising awareness of the program, tapping into the community and different organisations
  • To nurture current relationships with stakeholders ensuring to meet targets/requirements

Skills and experiences:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of autism
  • Tertiary qualification in Welfare, Social Science or Disability Studies or similar (preferred but not essential)
  • Certificate IV Employment Services an advantage, but not essential
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to working with people who have a disability
  • Proven ability to build rapport and maintain effective relationships with job seekers towards gaining and maintaining sustainable employment opportunities.
  • Ability to manage time and  workloads effectively
  • Ability to identify and provide solutions to meet the needs of job seekers in overcoming barriers to employment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working independently and autonomously
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Driver’s Licence valid in Australia and use of own vehicle for business purposes - desirable
  • Current VIC 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. 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.

Click here to view the Position Profile.

Please submit applications as soon as possible.

Enquiries should be directed to: Kelsey Westwood, Employment Coordinator NSW & VIC, Aspect Capable on 0466 506 356.

For more information: www.autismspectrum.org.au.

Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply 

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.



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About Aspect

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia's largest service provider for people on the autism spectrum. Our specialised, evidence informed schools program is one of the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs. We share evidence-informed Aspect practice and applied research nationwide.

Our goal is to develop excellence in evidence-informed and evidence-based practice across Aspect through establishing an organisation wide approach with the continual focus on translating the latest research to practice to achieve Aspect's vision. The Aspect Comprehensive Approach (ACA) draws on elements from our approach in Aspect Education and Autism Initiatives (UK) Five Point Star and is applied across Aspect’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services and Aspect Education.