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Disability Employment Advocate – MANNING ESA – 12 MONTH FIXED-TERM CONTRACT

Due to staff maternity leave, Tursa Employment & Training is seeking to employ a Disability Employment Advocate on a full time 12 month fixed-term contract. The role will be based at:

  • Forster

Previous industry experience in Disability Employment Services or similar work would be desirable but not essential. If you have experience in sales, hospitality, retail, recruitment or similar customer service role we would encourage you to consider a career in Disability Employment Services and apply for the role.

Successful applicants will have excellent communication and engagement skills i.e. the ability, disposition, and commitment to engage positively and empathetically with participants to enable them to move into employment or self-employment. The position is one of contributing your skills, knowledge, and energy into the participant-worker relationship as a partner with the participant in seeking opportunities for gainful employment, and to engage and negotiate with employers as required on behalf of your participant.

No further information will be supplied to applicants other than as set out as follows or available through the TURSA website or Links to the website, or publications or brochures etc. available for public access at any of our current 58 sites.

Applicants should not canvass current TURSA staff in respect to their application.

Application details and procedures are set out as follows:

  • Selection Criteria – please note the submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered
  • Application Procedure
  • Medical examination
  • Australian Federal Police Check, Child Protection Check, and other screening as per relevant State requirements.

Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria
Disability Employment Advocate
1 Relevant practical experience within the last five years in Disability Employment Services case managing clients with disabilities combined with demonstrated consistent performance in achieving training and/or employment outcomes for participants is highly regarded.
2 A minimum qualification of Certificate IV in Employment Services, or a related qualifications in the field of Disability Services, or a preparedness to obtain this qualification within the first 12 months of employment.
3 A strong sense of self, and a high level of confidence and empathy to engage comfortably and effectively with clients seeking employment and/or training qualifications.
4 Preparedness to support clients within field placements by working with clients in the workplace, providing them with mentoring and relevant assistance.
5 I. T. skills e.g. Internet, Email, Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook programs; Employment Support System
6 Motor vehicle driver’s licence

Position Overview:

POSITIONS: Disability Employment Advocate Senior Disability Employment Advocate Progression by re-classification to Senior Disability Employment Advocate on merit or the allocation of additional duties/responsibilities at the discretion of management
OBJECTIVE: To enable participants with disability to acquire and develop in a non-threatening, supportive environment, the necessary skills, motivation, opportunities, and commitment to achieve employment or self-employment outcomes.
SCOPE: A Disability Employment Advocate is an employee engaged to provide direct and support services to participants with disability, in training courses, employment, work experience and work for the dole placement, or support services and other programmes and activities provided directly or indirectly to Tursa Employment & Training participants. Disability Employment Advocate duties shall include the range of duties required to deliver Disability Employment Services (see ) as prescribed under contract to the Department of Social Services (DSS). An incumbent may be required to discharge all of the duties or some of the duties in such combination as specified as is necessary to deliver contracted services and taking into consideration the abilities and skills of the worker, and the needs of the site and participants. Disability Employment Services will be provided by Tursa Employment & Training from a network of 58 sites in 16 Employment Service Areas between Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast and Noosaville on the Qld. Sunshine Coast, and as far west as Toowoomba, Qld and around 100kms inland in NSW.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are requested to follow the following format in applying for employment:

  1. Address all of the selection criteria in a concise and relevant manner in your letter of application or as a separate (preferred) attachment to your letter of application (no more than ½ page per criterion - just a simple statement of fact as to why you believe you meet the criterion will suffice). Objective, quantitative evidence is desired to support your claims. (Please note: The submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered.)
  2. Attach a copy of resume with details of three recent, relevant referees, and copies of any qualifications
  3. Please clearly identify your preferred Site(s) or geographical area
  4. Please place a footer on each page of any application letter, resume, and addressing of selection criteria stating your name, date and the position applied for
TURSA reserves the right to appoint applicants prior to the closing date.  

Medical Examination:

Tursa Employment & Training reserves the right to require applicants to undergo a medical examination before offering employment.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination immunisation record or medical contraindication certificate (the collection, handling and storage of such information provided, will be undertaken in accordance with the security requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles).


Federal Police and Child Protection Checks:

Successful applicants will be required to undergo Federal Police and relevant State Child Protection Checks and other screening as per relevant State requirements before confirmation of employment. All jobs offers will be subject to satisfactory reference checks.

Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: 14/01/2022
Expiry Date: 28/01/2022
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable

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