Work for us
Do you have the skills to support people to navigate social situations, employment or life in general? Can you have difficult conversations with people? Are you ready to work in complex and challenging environments?
Inclusion WA is seeking positive and strong role models to work flexibly alongside people living in the Southern suburbs of Perth, who are socially isolated. Our role is to develop confidence, social connections and independence in each person we support. Empowering people to live the good life is crucial to this role.
We are looking for vibrant, resilient, intuitive and assertive people who believe that EVERYONE can participate in and be connected to their local community.
Applicants who address each of the selection criteria (both essential and desirable) in their cover letter and / or resume will be considered favourably for the position:
- A commitment to the principles of social inclusion and equal opportunity for all people
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Ability to work autonomously and have strong organisational and planning skills
- Availability to work flexible working hours, including evenings and weekends
- An understanding of community resources and services and the importance of mental health and wellbeing to achieve a good life
- Personal attributes which include being resilient, a sense of humour, a positive attitude, the ability to think creatively by drawing on your own interests and personal experience and a strong work ethic
- Sound understanding of Professional Boundaries
- Possession of or progress towards a relevant tertiary qualification
- Working knowledge of The National Disability Insurance Scheme, The National Disability Service Standards and the Mental Health Standards
We are looking for people who can offer a long-term commitment not only to Inclusion WA but most importantly, to the people we work alongside. Hours are flexible and depending on the client's needs may include regular weekend and evening work.
A West Australian Driver's License, a recent National Police Clearance and a Basic First Aid Certificate are prerequisites for this position. Additionally, a Working with Children's Check may be needed.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please refer to the full advertisement on SEEK (here).
If you would like a copy of the JDF or if you have any further questions please give Jenny a call on 9201 8900.
To apply for this position, email your CV and more importantly, a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria through the SEEK site
Applications close Friday 27th January 2017
Not just your average job.
In 2012, I joined Inclusion WA as a 19 year old University student. After spending time coaching kids’ sports and tutoring high school students I applied for the position as a Youth Development Officer through Inclusion WA and was fortunate to be offered the position. Three years on in my role, I am in my final year of study and have been supported and encouraged by Inclusion WA all the way. Work here is flexible, fun, interesting, and I feel lucky to have experienced some unique opportunities.
My main role at Inclusion WA is to assist individuals to achieve their personal goals. I have fun finding unique ways to help people achieve their goals, and it is a different experience from one individual to another. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to assist a young guy to start a Lego club at a local library, assist another to volunteer at the WA museum and work with a young talented artist to help him put on his first art exhibition. I often enjoy whatever we’re doing just as much as the person I am working with.
In my time with Inclusion I have also had the opportunity to get involved with a number of other youth related projects. Some of these projects include; a consultation for the Commissioner of Children and Young People and assisting young people to start a Youth Disability Advocacy Committee. My role has also allowed me to attend the National Youth Health Conference and get involved with the WA peak body for young people, YACWA.
I am a university student working in a flexible, professional environment where I am doing something unique and different every day. I can come to work one day and be working with a young guy to assist in learning to use public transport, the next day I’ll be out at an art gallery looking at spaces with a guy whose drawings have been hung in the US Consulate. At the same time I could be back in the office with colleagues, each of whom are so different, but so supportive and fun, working on a project with young people advocating for their right to be included. It’s an exciting place to be.
My role at Inclusion WA is not what I imagined “support work” to be and while it’s certainly not your typical University job, I’m so glad it’s been mine!
Please contact Denver D'Cruz on 9201 8909 or email email@example.com to discuss how you may be able to complete your university placement through Inclusion WA.
Inclusion WA is firmly committed to offering sports and people a mutually beneficial experience through volunteering. We currently have a large database of sports volunteers as well as a long list of volunteering options for anyone that may be interested in volunteering.
We also offer opportunities for corporate volunteering and we strongly encourage you to get in touch if this is of interest to you.
To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please contact Denver D'Cruz on 9201 8909 or email firstname.lastname@example.org