Autism Employment Consultant

About Us

The Autism Association is one of Australia’s largest For-Purpose Specialist Autism Service Providers, providing a range of services to individuals of all ages. We are inspired every day to make a difference in the lives of people with Autism and are deeply committed to assisting them to achieve the life and opportunities they choose.

Our Employment Services program is the only Autism Specialist Disability Employment Service (DES) in Australia.  Our focus is to assist eligible job seekers with Autism to obtain and maintain open employment in the community, with over 300 individuals currently using the service.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a full-time Employment Consultant - Post Placement Support, to join our Employment Services team.

This role is responsible for empowering and motivating our job seekers on their employment pathway to success, with a focus on building relationships with employers and breaking down employment barriers.

The successful applicant will possess high-level communication skills and dedication to the rights of people with disability.

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute significantly to the sustainability of DES and NDIS employment programs while facilitating greater community engagement for individuals.
  • Responsibilities involve advocating for stakeholder collaboration, providing support services, and monitoring program effectiveness to achieve the organization's mission of promoting community integration and sustainability.
  • Fostering an acceptance and understanding of individuals with ASD.
  • Deliver a high quality, individualised service to our job seekers, building their employable skills for job roles whilst adhering to strict guidelines and compliance requirements.
  • Complete relevant administrative requirements including maintaining employer data, required records and job search activities.

About You

To succeed in this role, you will be familiar employment challenges faced by people with a disability.

You will also have:

  • Proven marketing skills to engage and maintain employer relationships combined with the ability to achieve results and exceed targets.
  • Ability to think creatively and outside of the box, with the ability to influence and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Passion to educate the wider community, breaking down employment challenges and community stigmas for your job seekers.
  • First Aid certificate (HLTAID011), including a current HLTAID009 component.
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Full valid drivers' license
  • Experience in the use of a DES IT system is highly desirable

To join our team you will be required to complete required clearances including an NDIS Workers Check.

Benefits

In addition to making meaningful difference in people’s lives, you’ll also: 

  • Extensive training, growth and development opportunities 
  • A competitive salary that reflects your skills and experience 
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family

Apply Now

To apply, click “Apply Now” below to upload your resume and cover letter. Applications close on 15 July 2024, but please apply as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to this date.

The Autism Association of WA is a Child Safe Organisation and is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children.

No agency referrals will be accepted at this time.

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