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Coordinator - Employment Services (NSW/VIC)

Autism Spectrum Australia

Alstonville, NSW


Development / Marketing / Communications

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 18 February 2019


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<div class='container'> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Employment support for adults on the autism&nbsp;spectrum </strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Permanent, full time role</strong></span></li> <li><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Excellent tax-effective salary packaging benefits</span></strong></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Based in Sydney,&nbsp;NSW</strong></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About Aspect: </strong><span style="font-size: small;">Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia&rsquo;s largest national </span><span style="font-size: small;">specialist</span> <span style="font-size: small;">autism</span><span style="font-size: small;"> pr</span><span style="font-size: small;">ovider,</span><span style="font-size: small;"> delivering </span><span style="font-size: small;">services to people within NSW, ACT,&nbsp;Victoria and South Australia. Aspect provides a </span><span style="font-size: small;">range </span><span style="font-size: small;">of </span><span style="font-size: small;">centre and</span><span style="font-size: small;"> communit</span><span style="font-size: small;">y</span><span style="font-size: small;"> based </span><span style="font-size: small;">services</span><span style="font-size: small;">, focussing on education, early</span><span style="font-size: small;"> in</span><span style="font-size: small;">tervention,</span><span style="font-size: small;"> skills development</span><span style="font-size: small;">, community engagement and self-directed options</span> <span style="font-size: small;">for</span> <span style="font-size: small;">people</span><span style="font-size: small;"> on </span><span style="font-size: small;">the</span><span style="font-size: small;"> autism</span><span style="font-size: small;"> spectrum. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>About Aspect Capable:</strong>&nbsp;Aspect Capable Mentoring Program offers guidance and advice to assist adults 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&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the role: </strong>You&nbsp;will be required to coordinate job seekers on the autism spectrum into skilled employment opportunities. Using your strong relationship skills, you will also develop new&nbsp;&amp; build on existing productive networks &amp; relationships with employers, client groups&nbsp;&amp; other service agencies.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<strong>Key responsibilities:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Maintain &amp; build on Aspect&rsquo;s existing employment services within NSW and VIC</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Oversee the coordination of services provided by Aspect Capable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Provide supervision&nbsp;&amp; support to the&nbsp;Aspect Capable team</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ensure Employment Mentors actively respond to individual needs &amp; wants using person centered &amp; human rights based approaches</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Maintain productive relationships with job seekers, referral agencies&nbsp;&amp; employers to develop referral base</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Apply&nbsp;&amp; maintain tailored employment pathway plans in conjunction with job seekers</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Provide pre-employment assistance through vocational mentoring, workshops, job search skills&nbsp;&amp; work trials/work experience</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Answer enquiries in a timely &amp; efficient manner, ensuring to provide all adequate information to families and/or people on the autism spectrum</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Skills and experiences:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated knowledge of autism </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Tertiary qualification in in Welfare, Social Science or Disability Studies or similar - preferred</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Certificate IV Employment Services - advantage</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience in Disability Employment Service, Demonstrated experience in working with a range of disabilities &ndash; preferred but not essential</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Several years&rsquo; experience in working within the disability service area or job placement support - desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Experience or understanding of the disability field &amp; barriers to employment experienced by people with disabilities</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proven ability to place clients into employment &amp;&nbsp;to maintain sustainable employment outcomes&nbsp;- desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proven ability to build rapport &amp; maintain effective relationships with job seekers, peers &amp; relevant agencies/key stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ability to manage time and workloads effectively to business priorities in a challenging environment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Strong direct marketing &amp; negotiating skills&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Driver&rsquo;s Licence valid in Australia &amp; use of own vehicle for business purposes - desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ability to travel interstate - desirable</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Current NSW Working With Children Check for paid employment</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">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.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we offer: </strong>A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications &amp; 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. <span style="font-size: small;">Click here for a </span><a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT525/assets/6736617" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">summary</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"> of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Click here to view the<a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT849/assets/10334240" target="_blank"> Position Profile.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>To Apply: </strong>Please attach your resume&nbsp;&amp; complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process.&nbsp;Cover letter is optional.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Please submit applications as soon as possible.</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Enquiries should be directed to: </span></strong><span style="font-size: small;">Melissa Webster, National Manager Aspect Choose &amp; Connect on 0425 859 094.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>For more information: </strong><a href="http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/">www.autismspectrum.org.au</a><strong>.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><strong>Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.&nbsp;</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><strong>Aspect is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.</strong></em></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> </div>
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