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Organisation : Settlement Service International

Location : NSW Regional (Wollongong)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Consulting, Education & Employment

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Jul, 2020

About the role

  • Permanent Position
  • Excellent benefits – Fortnightly ADO and Salary Packaging


The focus of this role is to assess the needs of clients with a permanent disability, injury or health condition and provide a broad range of services to assist them to gain and maintain sustainable employment.

Your duties will include:

  • Identifying suitable employment Pathways in collaboration with the client, identifying a strategy for addressing challenges and barriers to employment as agreed with the participant, performing a Skill Gap analysis and regular communication with clients in both pre- and post-placement phases
  • Process the different agreements like Wage Subsidy Agreement, Relocation Agreements etc. Conduct Risk Assessments and other necessary checks before placing clients in various activities.
  • Providing pre-employment support including resume development and job search assistance, interview support, referrals to education, training and certification opportunities, and referrals to work placement and experience programs.
  • Deliver Disability Employment Service according contractual obligations, policies, procedure, guidelines and National Disability Standards. Promote DES services and raise disability awareness and inclusion.
  • Work closely with Allied Health professionals, Ongoing Support Assessor, work modification assessors, safe work assessors and DHS to maximise outcomes for clients



Ideally, you would be someone with 2+ years of relevant experience preferably in the disability sector with Tertiary qualifications in disability, social science, human resources or community service however not mandatory. Your demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders coupled with your resilient attitude and strong negotiation skills will see you succeed in this role. With excellent time management and organisational skills, you are a self-motivator with initiative and demonstrated ability to work unsupervised. A valid driver’s license and car is a prerequisite for this role.

Please respond to the “About You” section in your cover letter.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Service International


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands and waters and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people of Australia. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and appreciate applications from its members.

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with people with a refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people with disability, youth and children and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.



We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their fami lies, carers, and communities.

We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

Our workplace reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full authentic selves to work. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices and abilities of our employees.

We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection very seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email or call 02 8799 6700 and ask for the talent team.

How to apply

Please quote in application: DES Consultant via Pro Bono Australia.




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