About Your Role:DSA is seeking a dedicated Employment Consultant to join our team on a 6 month contract at our Seven Hills site (when not in lockdown) within our supported employment ADE. You will be responsible for providing pre-vocational support and training to prepare our participants for employment. Exceptional interpersonal skills are vital in this role, as you are required to build rapport with our supported employees to ensure their employment goals are met in line with their NDIS plan. Key Responsibilities:Assist employees with pre-vocational skills training.Match employees to appropriate jobs and tasks, according to their interests, abilities and the needs of the job/task.Provide vocational support and training; assist with inducting employees to the worksite.Develop individualised training plans and deliver/facilitate individual and group learning activities and training.Maximise employee's participations in the workplace and provide aftercare to ensure longevity in new roles. Liaise with local business, employers, government and non-government agencies on behalf of our employees.About You:We are looking for someone who has extensive knowledge of a range of disabilities and how they may impact on employment and the work environment. Therefore, it is essential that you are an excellent listener with strong attention to detail. Ideally, you have prior experience supporting people with disability, or have worked in a similar environment/role, and understand what it truly means to be person-centric! It is also important that you are a passionate and driven individual who has the ability to exceed key acquisition targets and support our participants to reach their full potential. Most importantly, you have a passion for the sector and relate to our mission and values.Requirements:Knowledge of the NDIS Disability Service Standards. Experience in assessing, training, and supporting people with a disability. First COVID vaccine dose.Current NSW Driver’s Licence (P2 and above) and your own motor vehicle.WWC Check and NDIS Workers Check or willingness to obtain.Certificate IV in Disability or relevant qualifications/experience.About Us:Disability Services Australia was established 1957 and is one of NWS’s largest Disability Service providers. We are a dynamic, values based not-for-profit organisation that employs over 1600 people, and provides support for more than 1500 people in the DSA community. We have an innovative and supportive culture, guided by our values of Courage, Commitment, Connection, and Respect which is imbedded in everything we do.This role sits within our Packaging Solutions division. Packaging Solutions is an Australian Disability Enterprise providing meaningful direct employment for people with a disability and provides third party supply chain solutions for local, national and international businesses. We pack and label products for more than 70 business customers each year, which gives our employees the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading brands.How to Apply:  To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. To work at DSA, the successful applicant must undergo a NDIS Workers Check and a NSW Working with Children Check. It is also a requirement under NSW Health for all disability workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern to have had their first vaccination does by 6 September 2021. DSA is an EEO employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all members of the community. DSA appreciates the time and effort candidates have taken to submit their applications, however, please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted via phone.Position Description 60000 AUD Blacktown 2148
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