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Employment Development Officer

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance, we value diversity, foster an inclusive culture and champion equitable opportunities. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds and lived experiences including people with disability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Join us and make a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities, and to grow your career as part of our alliance of great minds. Our shared values are Passionate, Respectful, Ethical, Curious and Courageous.

Packforce is CPA's Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)

Our purpose is to provide meaningful ongoing work for people with a disability while providing the necessary support they require to do so.

The Employment Development Officer (EDO) role requires an equal mix of hands-on training and support of supported employees and office administration. When new supported employees come on board, you'll guide them through the application and onboarding phase. The role also entails gathering the new supported employee's initial production competency levels to assist in wage assessments which are carried out after the first 12 weeks of employment. Work competency training relevant to the wage assessment is delivered to the employee during this period. Every employee's journey is unique, as are their goals and the challenges they may face.

The EDO also works with the Business Development Manager and Site Manager to attract and recruit suitable supported employees by engaging with special development schools and attending expos.

The EDO will also need to skill and educate the Packforce DSPs on their learning journey, with new clients' needs, changing client behaviour profiles, and onboarding and updating skill profiles.

Although you may not have specific experience in the disability field, on-the-job training will be provided. However, you'll need transferrable skills, the right temperament, and a " can-do "attitude to be the right candidate.

To be successful, you will need:

  • A commitment to make a real difference in the lives of people with disability.
  • The ability to adapt to changing daily priorities.
  • The ability to adjust your language and listening skills to meet the specific needs of people with a disability.
  • Demonstrated experience working as an active team member.
  • The ability to problem-solve.
  • Experience training others.
  • The ability to keep your cool under pressure
  • Intermediate computer skills

Licenses/certifications required or willingness to obtain before commencement:

  • NSW Driver's License (minimum P2)
  • Current NDIS Worker Screening Check (or willingness to obtain before commencement in the role)
  • Current WWCC (or willingness to obtain before commencement in the role).
  • Police Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate (or willingness to obtain before commencement in the role).

Important information:

At CPA the safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance. We have assessed this role type as requiring a medium level of physical functionality with some inherent requirements. For more information on what that may mean for this role please click here.

Please let us know if you have any pre-existing injuries or illnesses which you are currently seeking, or have sought, medical treatment for which you think may impact your ability to fulfil the inherent requirements of this role. CPA is committed to supporting an inclusive work environment and engaging workers with diverse lived experience. We will happily consider and accommodate reasonable adjustments that may be required to support candidates throughout the recruitment process, and to be successful and safe employees of CPA.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff. As such we encourage all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cerebral Palsy Alliance upholds, advocates for, and protects the  rights, wellbeing and safety of people with a disability. We are a child safe organisation and all workers are responsible to adhere to the NDIS Worker Code of Conduct.

CPA is a smoke free workplace including in, on and around CPA sites and vehicles.

How to Apply

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If you have any questions about the role or require any reasonable adjustments to enable you to equitably participate in the recruitment process please contact [email protected], using the subject line: Employment Development Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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