Team Leader, Aspect Capable - Ryde and Inner West, Sydney, NSW

Autism Spectrum Australia

Alstonville, NSW


Unspecified

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 16 February 2020


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<div class='container'> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Employment support for people on the autism&nbsp;spectrum </strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Maximum term, full time contract - February to July 2020</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Excellent tax effective PBI salary packaging benefits</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Based in Ryde and locations in Sydney's Inner West,&nbsp;NSW</strong></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About Aspect Capable:</strong>&nbsp;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.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About the role:&nbsp;</strong>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. <a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT1096/assets/12785217">Click here to view the Position Profile.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;<strong>Key responsibilities:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Promote positive understanding of autism&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Actively apply strengths-based principals and strategies to help participants prepare for and find meaningful employment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Build and maintain trustworthy, consistent and positive relationships with participants </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proactively support and communicate with participants outside of sessions </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Coordinate meetings with participants on a regular schedule that complies with each participant&rsquo;s individual requirements </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Maintain communication between participant, Aspect Capable Employment Coordinator, parents, health professionals and other interested parties</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Update and maintain documentation and records on Carelink database as required to enable superior program delivery </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">To build the service by raising awareness of the program, tapping into the community and different organisations </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">To nurture current relationships with stakeholders ensuring to meet targets/requirements</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Supervising Employment Mentors</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">Ensure successful daily operations of mentoring programs&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 10pt;">Complete new intake assessments&nbsp;</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 Welfare, Social Science or Disability Studies or similar (preferred but not essential)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Certificate IV Employment Services an advantage, but not essential</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated understanding and commitment to working with people who have a disability</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proven ability to build rapport and maintain effective relationships with job seekers towards gaining and maintaining sustainable employment opportunities.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ability to manage time and workloads effectively</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ability to identify and provide solutions to meet the needs of job seekers in overcoming barriers to employment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated experience in working independently and autonomously</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;">Driver&rsquo;s Licence valid in Australia and use of own vehicle for business purposes - desirable</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Current&nbsp;NSW Working With Children Check for paid employment&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">A National Police Check clearance is a requirement and Aspect will arrange this. Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module &lsquo;Quality, Safety and You&rsquo; is also required.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/support-for-workers/training-course">If you have not already completed the module, click here to access it.</a>&nbsp;You may 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 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;These roles are covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS) and are classified at Level 3, depending on qualifications and experience.&nbsp;Full time&nbsp;rates range from&nbsp;$30.77 to $33.10 per hour.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> <a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT714/assets/12700686"><span style="font-size: small;">Click here for a </span><span style="font-size: small;">summary</span><span style="font-size: small;"> of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.</span></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>To Apply: </strong>Please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process.&nbsp;Cover letter is optional.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Enquiries should be directed to:</strong> Alex Rowe, Employment Coordinator, Aspect Capable on&nbsp;0466 792 665.</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: 12pt;"><em><strong>Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.</strong></em></span></p> </div>
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