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Employment Mentor - Flexible Locations

Autism Spectrum Australia
  • Are you a Disability Support Worker looking for the next step in your career or uni student looking for a part time job that makes a real difference?
  • An independent and rewarding role working with people on the autism spectrum on their journey to find meaningful employment
  • Full time and part time opportunities
  • A varied work environment where you will meet participants in the community, utilise our sites at Baulkham Hills, Ryde, Marrickville and Burwood (Chatswood - coming soon!) and sometimes work from home
  • Work within a framework that includes both general Employment Mentoring as well as School Leavers Employment Support (SLES) sessions

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.

About Aspect Employment:

Aspect Employment offers guidance to assist people on the autism spectrum to move into the world of work with confidence. Our Employment Mentors are experienced and well-trained in offering autism-specific employment support, so we understand individuals’ unique strengths and the barriers faced when making the transition into employment.

About the role:

Using your experience working with individuals with disabilities, you wil provide meaningful employment support to people on the autism spectrum. This will include assisting participants with the identification of their employment goals, developing and implementing action plans and develop skills and confindence to gain and maintain meaningful employment. You will meet participants in the community, at times use our sites in Baulkham Hills, Ryde, Marrickville, Burwood and Chatswood (our national office relocates from Frenchs Forest in July) and also working from home, using teleconferencing. You will work with employers to raise awareness of the positive contribution people on the autism spectrum can make to the workplace and build strong connections within the community to create opportunities for people on the autism spectrum. Click here to view the Position Profile.

Key responsibilities:

  • Promote positive understanding of autism
  • Build and maintain trustworthy, consistent and positive relationships with participants
  • Coordinate meetings with participants on a regular schedule that fufills each participant’s individual plan requirements
  • Proactively support and communicate with participants between sessions
  • Actively apply strengths-based strategies to help participants prepare for and find meaningful employment
  • Build and maintain trustworthy, consistent and positive relationships with participants
  • Maintain communication between participant, Aspect Employment Manager, parents, health professionals and other interested parties
  • Update and maintain documentation and records on Salesforce database as required to enable superior program delivery
  • Support growth the service by raising awareness of the program, tapping into the community and networking with different organisations and employers
  • Nurture current relationships with stakeholders to ensure targets/requirements are met

Skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of autism, experience working with participants with disabilities
  • Proven ability to build rapport and maintain effective relationships with people with a disability towards meeting their goals (whether related to employment, community participation, or independent living skills).
  • Confidence to work independently with an allocated case load, collaborating with your broader team and manager on more complex matters
  • Ability to manage time and workloads effectively
  • Ability to identify and provide solutions to meet the needs of job seekers in overcoming barriers to employment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Driver’s License valid in Australia and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance for paid employment
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check for paid employment

Highly regarded:

  • Tertiary qualification in Welfare, Social Science, Disability Studies or similar
  • Certificate IV Employment Services highly regarded
  • Proven ability to build rapport and maintain effective relationships with job seekers towards gaining and maintaining sustainable employment opportunities

Completion of the mandatory NDIS Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’ is also required. If you have not already completed the module, click here to access it. You may be required to provide an International Police Check clearance.

What we offer:

  • A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent salary packing opportunties to increase your take home pay
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Free access for all employees to the Aspect Employee Assistance Program
  • A supportive and safe workplace culture encouraging employee wellbeing and development

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. These roles are covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHADS) and are classified at Level 2 pay point 1, depending on qualifications and experience with a pay rate starting at $29.12 per hour.

Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.

To Apply: Please attach your resume and complete the candidate questionnaire as part of Aspect's online recruitment process. Cover letter is optional.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment for all staff in Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). For some roles, covered by Public Health Orders, the requirement is for staff to have two doses and the additional COVID-19 Booster. As part of the recruitment/interview process Aspect is collecting information related to your vaccination status to ensure we are in compliance with all government orders and directives.

Enquiries should be directed to: Stephanie Soans, Aspect Employment Manager on 0403 945 079.

For more information: www.autismspectrum.org.au.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to providing an environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation of the people we support.

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