Project Leader - Employment Services

Autism Spectrum Australia

Alstonville, NSW


Human Resources

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 30 May 2021


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<div class="container"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Implementing and developing projects to expand and optimise the Aspect Employment service offering for&nbsp;people with&nbsp;autism to achieve their goals</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>12-month maximum term, full-time role</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Classification Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010</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 Sydney, NSW, with the flexibility to work in service sites, head office, and from home.</strong></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Aspect is committed to providing an autism-friendly workplace and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce. It is through this commitment that we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About Aspect Adult Employment Services:&nbsp;</strong>At Aspect our employment services are specifically designed to support autistic job seekers to develop the key skills to find and maintain long-term, meaningful employment.&nbsp;We offer extensive assistance with recruitment, job seeking, interview support, mentoring, and training, both for employers and participants, through a team of dedicated Mentors.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>About this role:</strong>&nbsp;You will be responsible for&nbsp;supporting and leading the implementation of the Aspect Employment program, including collaborating to develop new and existing employment services, in a rapidly expanding area. You will work in close collaboration with the National Employment Coordinator,&nbsp; under the leadership of the State Manager for NSW, to drive improvement and growth of the service, whilst building relationships between Aspect and potential employers. <a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT1318/assets/15751845">Click here to view the Position Profile.</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Key responsibilities include:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility of current and proposed initiatives</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Manage and develop relationships with Participants and stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Create and maintain comprehensive project planning documentation, including communication and delivery materials</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Skills, experience and qualifications:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Relevant certificate, diploma or degree or substantial years of relevant project experience in the area of disability services and/or employment services. Specific experience with autism and/or disability employment services will be highly valued.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proven working experience in project&nbsp;design and implementation</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated ability to develop, facilitate, promote and evaluate projects</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Proven ability to build rapport and relationships with various stakeholders</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Excellent Participant/staff-facing and internal communication skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Demonstrated ability to organise and coordinate events</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Good communication skills, both written and oral, including report writing skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Strong administrative and organisational skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ability to coach staff to implement empowering practice to increase independence and achieve personal outcomes</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Driver’s Licence valid in Australia and use of own vehicle for business purposes</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance for paid employment</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Current&nbsp;NSW&nbsp;Working With Children Check for paid employment&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is 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 also be required to provide an International Police Check.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>What we offer:&nbsp;</strong>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.&nbsp;These roles are covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS) and are classified at Level 6, depending on qualifications and experience.&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We focus on providing a positive work and learning environment for staff.&nbsp;<a href="https://applynow.net.au/jobs/ASPECT484/assets/12814019">Click here for a&nbsp;summary&nbsp;of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.&nbsp;</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>To Apply:&nbsp;</strong>Please attach your resume and cover letter and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process.</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:&nbsp;</strong>Stephanie Soans,&nbsp;NSW Manager Adult Community Services and Aspect Employment on&nbsp;0403 945 079.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>For more information about Aspect:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/">www.autismspectrum.org.au</a>.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><em>Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.</em>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div id="apply-now-button">Apply Now</div> </div>
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