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Current Vacancies:

Employment Consultant (Deaf Team) - Sign for Work Employment (Toowong, QLD)

 

About Sign for Work

Sign for Work has been a quality provider of Disability Employment Services (DES) for over 20 years, supporting people with a permanent injury, health condition or disability to gain meaningful, long-term sustainable employment. Sign for Work delivers DES for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as people with All Disabilities in the Melbourne Metro region. Sign for Work also delivers Specialist DES for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Brisbane Metro and Gold Coast regions.

Sign for Work/DCA offers a  competitive salary including salary packaging benefits available (up to $15,900 per annum), career building opportunities, professional development, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the opportunity to work in a

values-based organisation with clear vision and commitment to our clients.  

Sign for Work is a key business of Deaf Children Australia (“DCA”) whose purpose is to remove barriers to the personal development and social inclusion faced by children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

The Role

This role is an opportunity to work with our specialist Deaf & Hard of Hearing Disability Employment Service (DES) Team in Queensland as an Employment Consultant. Reporting to the Site Manager, your role will be to assess the support needs of DES Participants, identify barriers to employment. You will provide a tailored approach through regular contact and engagement to assist DES Participants to achieve sustainable employment while ensuring compliance with contractual requirements.  
 

Past experience in DES is not necessary but would be an advantage alongside having an awareness and knowledge of broad range of industries. We are looking for people who have a minimum Certificate III Auslan proficiency or are fluent Auslan users. The position is full time with an immediate start.  

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in delivering DES and/or employment services to people with barriers to employment or service-based industries (desired);  

  • Ability to develop and foster effective working relationships with program participants and a range of community employers, businesses and external stakeholders  

  • Proven ability working to targets and KPI’s  

  • High level communication skills, both oral and written  

  • A team player with a commitment to collaboration  

  • Strong organisational and time management skills  

  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workload  

  • Flexible and adaptable  

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services, Welfare studies or related fields (desirable)  

 

For the successful Applicant: 

Employment is subject to satisfactory clearance of the following checks in line with DCA policies: 

  • National Police Records Check

  • International Police Check (if applicable)

  • Working with Children Check 

  • Disability Workers Exclusion Scheme (DWES) clearance 

  • Evidence of your entitlement to work in Australia 

  • Valid driver’s licence  

 

For inquiries about this role aplease contact: 
Rachelle Knoche on Mobile: 0405567070 or email rachelle.knoche@signforwork.org.au

How to Apply

Email your application to rachelle.knoche@signforwork.org.au

Please include:

  1. Resume 

  2. Cover letter outlining why you should be considered for this role and how your experience will enable you to be a valuable contributor to Sign for Work and our clients. 

  3. In no more than 2 pages, please provide examples of how you have effectively demonstrated the Essential Skills and Experience required for this position (see above). 

 

Applications close: 8 September 2019 at 11:55pm EST  

Sign for Work/DCA  is a child safe and equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for our vacancies. 

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