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Employer: Autism Spectrum Australia
Work Type/s: Casual
Classification/s: Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 23 August, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

Location: Adelaide, South Australia

  • Multiple casual positions available
  • Morning, afternoon, evening, overnight sleepover and weekend shifts 
  • Based in Adelaide, South Australia 

About Aspect Choose and Connect: 

Community based and individualised services for people on the autism spectrum and their families. The focus is on the development of individual programs based on the specific interests, wants and needs of each individual.

About this role: 

You will provide direct support to individuals on the autism spectrum, assisting them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations through centre and community based activities. This may include activities out of business hours. Click here to view the Position Profile.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Implement strategies and directions identified through personal plans
  • Provide direct support to individuals on the autism spectrum to achieve their goals, develop skills  and broaden their experiences and quality of life
  • Complete online client management reports and other administration tasks related to user profile and programs

Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Disability Services desirable or other qualification or experience in the area of disability services
  • Proactive approach in supporting individuals with a disability
  • Experience working with people with complex support needs
  • Experience in person centred planning and approaches
  • Experience supporting people within a positive behaviour support context
  • Strong teamwork focus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including intermediate Microsoft Word skills
  • Driver’s Licence valid in Australia and use of own vehicle for business purposes - desirable
  • Current South Australian Working With Children Check OR Child-Related Employment Assessment (DCSI)

A National Police Check clearance is a requirement and Aspect will arrange this. 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: 

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, depending on qualifications and experience. Casual rates are approx. $26.76 to $29.20 per hour plus casual loading. Superannuation will apply in accordance with ATO requirements. 

We focus on providing a positive work and learning environment for staff. Click here for a summary of some of the benefits you can access when working at Aspect.

How to apply for this job

Job No: ASPECT1001

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.

Enquiries should be directed to: Steve Meredith, Regional Coordinator on 0452 220 763.

For more information about Aspect go to: 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.