Do you believe that all people have the right to make decisions about the path their life takes?

Are you passionate about supporting people to set their own goals, and work towards achieving them?

At NextPath we empower and support individuals with an intellectual disability to meet their self-directed goals. We collaborate with the individual and their family/supporters to teach them new skills and assist them at work experience opportunities or other places in the community.

 In response to growth in our service, we are recruiting two (2) new full time Lead Assistant Program Coordinators. The primary role of this position is to assist young adults with intellectual disability to achieve their long term goals. You will work under supervision to implement ongoing learning programs to either groups or individual young adults.  You will need to follow the written programs and collect identified data on the progress of participants that will in turn be used by other staff to inform future programming.

As a Lead Assistant Program Coordinator you will also be the first point of contact for Assistant Program Coordinators with regards to needs/concerns of participants. You will also undertake a range of administrative duties to keep our program running smoothly. 

You may have responsibility for planning the daily program for a small number of NextPath participants OR a group program, with support from senior staff.

The successful applicants will work across both our NextPath Camden and NextPath Narellan sites.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • A solid belief in the right of all people to be treated equally and determine the path their life takes
  • Sound communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Ability to manage behaviours of participants that may be challenging
  • Ability to plan group or individual programs for participants
  • Ability to manage time and competing priorities
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • High standards of ethical and professional behaviour
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Your application should include a covering letter that demonstrates how you meet the above selection criteria.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Own car and current driver's licence – essential (green provisional licence as a minimum)
  • Capacity to work outside normal hours if required
  • A Police Check will be required for successful applicant
  • A Working with Children Check will be required for successful applicant
  • A current first aid and CPR certificate

Click here to view the role description.

Applicants must complete an Employment Application Form and return it with a CV and cover letter to:

Sharon Sheridan
Mater Dei
via Post:  PO Box 3090 Narellan NSW 2567
or via email: sharons@nextpath.org.au

Applications for this position will close 5pm Friday on 27th March if not prior. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Please note, interviews for suitable applicants will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Mater Dei is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe, feel safe and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant child related employment screening.

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