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Disability Support Worker - Accessible Film Studies Program

Bus Stop Films

Beep Beep! Bus Stop Films is heading to the Blue Mountains, bringing our industry-leading brand of inclusive filmmaking. We are recruiting Support Workers to join our award-winning Accessible Film Studies Program for 2022 and to start the journey with 3 taster workshops we are delivering in August this year at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. The position proper begins in February 2022 and runs for 40 weeks to December. The role is casual – one 3-hour shift per week, plus the 3 workshops in 2021.

Bus Stop Films’ Accessible Film Studies Program is delivered to classes of up to 15 students (Aged 17 and over) living with mild-moderate intellectual disabilities. This role will support and assist with student engagement, needs and communication in class to ensure that students are able to fully participate in all classes and on Bus Stop Films projects. The role will also assist the class tutor to deliver lessons and assist them with engaging students with the learning material and in-class activities.

The support worker duties include:

  • Ensure attendance is taken, updated and provided to the appropriate individual for safety and record keeping.
  • Support and assist students to participate in class and on Bus Stop Films productions, as required.
  • Assist with conflict management, conflict resolution and behavioural issues in class to ensure all students have a positive relationship and learning experience.
  • Liaise with the Support and Engagement Manager about student’s needs.
  • Identify, review and discuss the needs of the students with the Support and Engagement Manager to provide strategies to attain the best outcome for students and tutors.
  • Assist the Support and Engagement Manager with any ad hoc tasks or activities when requested.
  • Maintain the appropriate administrative work and keep class notes on the students.
  • Follow the Covid19 and work health and safety directives of Bus Stop Films and our host organisations.

Bus Stop Films is a pioneering, not-for-profit organisation that uses filmmaking and the film industry to raise the profile of people living with disabilities and other marginalised groups, on both sides of the camera. Through our award-winning Accessible Films Studies Program and the brilliant films we create, we provide a platform for the voices and stories of our participants to be shared around the world, whilst advocating for a more inclusive film industry and society at large.

Our 40-week Accessible Films Studies Program is delivered by talented filmmakers and support workers in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane and Online. In 2022, the number of stops on the BSF route will expand to include Melbourne, Adelaide and The Blue Mountains.

We are looking to recruit someone in time for our first taster workshop in August, and will be processing applications immediately!

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