Expression of Interest – Contractors, National Panel of Assessors

  • Company:
    MAX Solutions
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Overview

MAX Solutions is committed to improving the lives of others. Providing employment, health, training and humanitarian services in more than 250 locations around Australia, MAX Solutions invests strongly in the development of our people. We foster strong relationships between staff, clients and the community, and are driven to make a difference.

We have an ongoing need to find new contractors for our team of Assessors who perform Ongoing Support Assessments (OSAs) and Supported Wage System (SWS) Assessments of people with disability in employment, as a result of been awarded an increased volume of work in July 2018 by the federal government Department of Social Services. We always accept expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates across all states and territories of Australia, excluding the Northern Territory where we are not contracted to provide the assessment services.

As of 29 July 2020, our specific needs for where we need new Assessors to be based are as follows…

Qld

Caboolture or Deception Bay or North Lakes or Kallangur or nearby suburbs (1)

Ipswich CBD or west of the CBD (1)

Chermside up to Strathpine (1)

Toowoomba (1)

Townsville (1)

NSW

Singleton & Scone or Muswellbrook (2)

Tweed Heads or Coolangatta (1)

Bega or Jindabyne (1)

Vic

Warragul and/or Traralgon and/or Leongatha (1-2)

Mornington or Hastings (1)

Geelong (1)

…however, we will also accept applications from people based in other locations as our needs often change.

Responsibilities

This is a casual, contract role.

OSAs are used to determine the appropriate level of ongoing support that a participant (employee living with disability), in a program with a Disability Employment Service (DES) provider, needs to maintain their employment. The purpose for a SWS Assessment is to provide a method for a reliable and independent work productivity assessment which determines the actual productivity rate of a person with disability working in the open labour market.

An assessment and the accompanying report may be completed in as little as 2 hours depending on the circumstances. There may be work as often as several days per week or once every few weeks, depending on your availability and the availability of assessments in your area.

Training in the assessment tools will be provided, as well as an induction and ongoing professional engagement.

Ideal candidates will possess one of the following qualifications and experience/skills:

You will be a current approved Assessor on the National Panel of Assessors (NPA)*

*approved by the Department of Social Services during the previous 2010 – 2018 NPA Deed of Standing Offer or since the current NPA Deed of Standing Offer commenced 1 July 2018

OR

Have completed a degree level qualification in occupational therapy or physiotherapy or exercise physiology or psychology or nursing or a medical discipline or social work OR completed a minimum of a Diploma level qualification of relevance to the role

AND

  • Demonstrate a minimum two (2) years of experience in disability employment services OR having assessed people with disability in employment or seeking employment, or supporting people with disability who are studying or training/re-skilling, or who are undergoing vocational/occupational rehabilitation, or similar circumstances, and have had to report on your recommendations for their ongoing support needs
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with a range of stakeholders (e.g. employee, medical practitioners, rehab providers, employers, DES providers)
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to consult and provide advice in a sensitive and appropriate manner
  • Ability to complete assessments to a high standard (critical thinking / gathering / analysing / synthesising information)
  • Strong ability to produce detailed written reports on completion of each assessment (quality and efficiency)
  • Ability to assess barriers and negotiate appropriate solutions to meet the needs of people with disability in employment
  • Technical skills related to conducting effective assessments (i.e. sound computer skills, attention to detail, good time management)
  • Willingness to accept constructive feedback
  • Qualifications/Requirements – Mandatory

  • We adhere to the National Principles for Child Safety and require all team members to be committed to child safety and wellbeing. Our induction and training will provide you with an understanding of these principles, including having an understanding of children’s developmental needs and culturally safe practices.
  • Suitable candidates will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of duty of care and professional ethics, employment assistance options available to people with disability seeking employment, and an understanding of relevant work health and safety, industrial relations and anti-discrimination legislation.