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Residential Disability Skills Coaches x2


At ACSO, we look for people who believe in second chances, who share our values and are passionate about supporting forensic clients to re integrate back into the community. If this sounds like you, read on!

About Us

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

About the role

The role of the Residential Disability Skills Coach is to provide 1:1 targeted support and supervision of residents within ACSO's forensic residential facilities by assisting the development of daily living skills towards identified goals, encompassing evidence-based practice such as positive behaviour support. The support provided involves assisting adults with a disability to develop life skills, implement treatment strategies and facilitate meaningful engagement in activities and opportunities to improve quality of life. This role is predominantly based in the residential service, with the focus on resident's skills development within a home.

Day to day activities focus on building capacity towards each resident's individual NDIS SIL Goals. In this role you will also be required to maintain case notes and undertake associated administration tasks, including related NDIS documentation and progress reports that align with the resident's SIL goals, and foster positive relationships with people involved in the resident's support network.

While ACSO Specialist Forensic Disability Accommodation (SFDA) facilities typically operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, the role of the Residential Disability Skills Coach, will generally be rostered to work during the hours of 7am to 10pm including weekends and public holidays. There may be exceptional circumstances that require the Residential Disability Skills Coach to work outside these hours.

What we're looking for

  • Cert IV level qualification in disability or related field, or experience working within the disability sector in a similar role
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience contributing to support plans and goal attainment strategies
  • Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, communication and mediation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate on behalf of the ACSO resident group
  • Ability to build positive relationships and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities, including people with an offending history and complex support needs.
  • Knowledge and competency in casework practices in disability service delivery, including compliance with relevant industry codes of conduct
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly, possessing the ability to manage competing demands, and able to effectively set and maintain boundaries and limits where required
  • Ability to act appropriately in a crisis and seek support from line management in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Competency in PC-based office applications (i.e. Microsoft Office) and internet

What ACSO can offer you

  • Two part-time (12 hours per week, 0.316 FTE) fixed term positions available until 30 June 2022. Yarraville location!
  • $18,180 base salary at 0.316 FTE ($57,532 pro rata 1.0 FTE) + 10 % superannuation + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket!) + penalty rates
  • Paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program
  • Flexible working arrangements

How to Apply

To apply and view the position description (PD), please visit our careers website and provide a copy of your resume, a brief covering letter and a document outlining responses to the selection criteria found in the PD.

Please contact Siraya Norris-Ashton, Team Leader - Forensic Residential Services, on 0447 170 257 to learn more about this position.

Please note, as ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance before they commence employment in this position.

ACSO proudly acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples and pay respect to their rich culture, lores, customs and elders past and present. We strongly embrace the spirit of reconciliation and continue working towards ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly those who have been touched by the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people regardless of their background. All suitable applicants for this role will be considered regardless of age, ability, race, gender expression, sex, cultural background, spiritual beliefs or lived experience.

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