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We’re committed to providing world-class services for people with Autism and their families, alongside rewarding careers and additional benefits for our employees.

If you believe in a world of equal opportunity and community participation for people with Autism, we want to hear from you. Whether you wish to provide residential care or work with one of our services, you will be joining a professional and dedicated team. If you’re a passionate and committed individual, regardless of which sector your experience has been gained in, apply to join our team in making a difference.


Current Vacancies

The following roles are currently available. Please click on the links below to go to the detailed descriptions and apply through Seek.

Qualified Educator – ASELC

Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathologist

Psychologist

Centre Administrator – Therapy and Clinical Services, Early Intervention and School Age

Health and Safety Advisor

Industrial Relations Specialist

Speech Pathologist

Community Living Coordinator

Community Support Worker – Casual or Part Time

Occupational Therapist


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I cannot speak more highly of my wonderful colleagues, the beautiful children I’ve worked with and their amazing families, who appreciate everything we do for them. Working at the Association has had a huge impact on my personal character and has changed me for the better. I’ve had to work hard and face various challenges along the way, but the support I’ve received is amazing!

Ruth (Speech Pathologist)

Therapy Assistants – Expressions of Interest

We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for Therapy Assistants to join our team to provide support to children with Autism across all centres, including Shenton Park, East Fremantle, Joondalup, Gosnells, Midland, Armadale and Waikiki.

Working hours are Monday to Friday (8.30am – 4.30pm) and you will need to have ongoing availability for a minimum of three days per week.

You will:

  • Implement therapy and community support programs under the supervision of experienced Therapists and Clinicians
  • Participate in an intensive training and mentoring program
  • Become part of a dynamic trans-disciplinary team that includes psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teaching staff
  • Be trained in a unique Autism Specific Early Intervention program based on best practice principles, and you will learn about our collaborative model as you develop a tool box of practical strategies that best support children with Autism

Key Requirements

  • Previous experience working with children or young people with developmental delays, ideally a minimum of 6 months
  • Passion for supporting children with Autism and their families
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Bundles of enthusiasm, energy and confidence to adapt and be flexible
  • Courage to think outside the box and be solution focussed

Desirable

  • A qualification in a related field such as Education, Childcare, or Disability services, or be a student in a related field including Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Education or Psychology
  • Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Benefits

  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • An opportunity to work in a passionate, supportive team
  • Access to salary packaging, novated leasing and other employee benefits
  • A range of rosters and hours to maintain a great work life balance

If you want to work in a caring, dedicated organisation committed to making a difference for people with Autism and their families, apply today using the link below attaching your CV and Cover Letter which includes your suitability to the role, along with your ongoing availability.

All applications are to be sent to FirstStepsRecruitment@autism.org.au by Friday 12 April 2019.

 

Support Workers – Expressions of Interest

We are always looking for expressions of interest from people who are passionate about supporting people with Autism and their families. 

How to apply:

If you wish to express an interest for Support Work, please forward the following to recruitment@autism.org.au 

  • Completed Employment Application Form
    This form has been designed for you to complete electronically, save and return via email – please check that the form has been completed prior to returning.
  • Covering letter outlining your experience with the name of 2 professional referees and which service you are interested in applying for
  • Your up-to-date resume

Alternatively post your application, including the above items to:
Human Resources Team
Autism Association of Western Australia
Locked Bag 2, Subiaco WA 6904

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Information about the roles

If you are interested in learning more about the Support Worker roles that we offer, click on the headings below to read more.

Shared Living or Individual Living homes are provided for adults who require full time support throughout the metropolitan area. Each home has its own service plan based on the needs of the residents. In addition, each person in the home has their own individual program plan to ensure their personal needs and aspirations are met. 

Job Summary:

  • Provide support to people with Autism in their own home (this includes personal care/ cleaning/ recreational
    and emotional support)
  • Medication administration
  • Household duties
  • Administration
  • Other duties as directed by the Coordinator

Employment Conditions:

  • 3 week rolling roster so that for every 2.5 days worked you get 2.5 days off(including overnights) with
    9 days off at the end of the 3 weeks.
  • 6 weeks paid annual leave per year
  • Salary package of over $65,000 including salary sacrificing (permanent positions)

The “Family Support & Respite” program assists individuals with Autism to live in a home of their own, or
provides individualised support to families who have a son or daughter with Autism living in the family home.
Assistance is provided in a variety of different ways to meet the specific needs of each family.

Job Summary:

  • Provide support to people with Autism and their families in their home and assist them to access the
    community
  • Medication administration
  • Household duties
  • Administration
  • Other duties as directed by the Coordinator

Employment is a leading Government funded specialist employment support program for job seekers with
Autism. We currently assist 162 people with autism in job search & open employment, including a number
of enclaves with host employers throughout the metropolitan area.

Job Summary:

  • Modelling appropriate workplace behaviour and work ethic.
  • Assisting clients to learn the tasks required for the job
  • Liaising between the client and the employer to promote positive outcomes.
  • Breaking down complex tasks to cater for individuals own learning style
  • Using initiative to make suggestions on how a workplace or task may be modified to better cater
    for the clients skills if required.
  • Provide transport assistance to and from work if required.
  • Assist Employment Coordinators to develop realistic goals for clients.
  • Maintain regular support records.

Desirable Criteria

You must be legally entitled to work in Australia and be willing to obtain a police clearance.  In return we
offer a competitive remuneration package and a chance to work in a caring, dedicated organisation
committed to making a difference for people with Autism and their families.

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