At Aruma, we support people with disabilities to live great lives. It's the reason we exist - after all, why should anyone have to settle for anything less? And to make this a reality, we rely on the skill and commitment of our Aruma team.
When you're part of the Aruma team, you're not just supporting people. You're pioneering new paths, challenging assumptions, daring to think differently, and telling society to raise its bar much higher.
Aruma is seeking a dedicated and passionate Key Worker/Educator (hours negotiable) who will utilise their skills and knowledge to provide flexible family centred services to children and adults with a disability and their families.
What success looks like…
- Contribute to the development of children's individual education planning within a family centred practice framework
- Work in a trans-disciplinary model with a range of allied health professionals and educators to provide a holistic and integrated approach to supports and learning
- Provide educational advice and guidance to individuals, families and the transdisciplinary team
- Complete assessment of children's abilities and functioning as required
- Develop strong collaborative relationships with government and non-government service providers for ongoing support
A day in the life of an Educator / Key Worker…
- Plan, deliver and evaluate educational programs for individuals and small groups that are developmentally appropriate and strengths based
- Work directly with families to plan and deliver services that promote learning opportunities within everyday routines or activities
- Work together with Therapists and other Key Workers in complex case management
- Independently apply advanced reasoning skills
- Employ the principals of evidence based practice to all service delivery
- Provide support which reflects the Disability Services Standards, Child Protection and other relevant legislative requirements and report any potential breaches to Aruma management
- Follow, contribute and work in a culture committed to continuous improvement of the Aruma work environment
- Follow and implement Work Health & Safety guidelines and instructions.
- Undertake administrative tasks necessary for the role including maintaining appropriate documentation and systems to safeguard the wellbeing of the children supported
- Work positively and collaboratively as a member of a transdisciplinary team and respect team values and participate in learning and development opportunities
- Supervise and train assistants, students and less experienced staff when assigned, ensuring the maintenance of professional, ethical and WHS standards
What you need to be successful in this role…
- Recognised degree relevant to field i.e. education
- Eligibility for membership or current registration with relevant professional association
- Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with the local Aboriginal community
- Experience working with children with a disability/developmental delay and their families
- Willingness to receive cultural supervision in your work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Willingness to work as part of a team and to cultivate a strength based approach
- Well-developed communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills
- High level time management and case load management skills
- An ability to use electronic case management and reporting tools and experience using Word and Excel
- An ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
- Excellent documentation and record keeping skills
Our success depends on YOU. We'd love to hear your story.
To be part of the Aruma journey, click "Apply Now" and submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered. Shortlisted applications will be required to undergo pre-employment checks. We will be actively shortlisting during the advertising period and reserve the right to close this advert prior to the advertised date.
Aruma is a Child Safe Organisation and an EEO Employer.