Employment

At Warrah, your values are important as well as your skills and experience.

Working at Warrah

Warrah employs people with a wide variety of skills, whether as a teacher or care worker or as part of the administration, property team or Farm team. Whatever part of Warrah you want to work in, we look for people who are:

  • Well trained and qualified
  • Enthusiastic about their work and
  • Interested in Warrah’s unique approach to working with people with disabilities.

Some of the benefits of working at Warrah are:

  • Warrah’s unique and interesting philosophy as a Rudolf Steiner organisation
  • Access to full salary packaging benefits regardless of whether you work full time, part time or on a casual basis
  • A warm and friendly working environment
  • Good, regular supervision that gives you feedback and guidance
  • Plenty of access to varied training, including traineeships, where eligible
  • A varied, beautiful and interesting workplace that walks its talk!
  • Discounts on Warrah’s biodynamic produce

Current Positions available:

Teacher – Special Needs, Full Time, Warrah Special School

Warrah is seeking a qualified teacher with the commitment to work with children with Special Needs for 2019. Our preference is for a teacher trained in Steiner Education with a therapeutic / curative approach based on the work of Rudolph Steiner and Karl Konig and ideally someone who has worked with special needs.

Warrah Special School is a small school set in a rural property amidst other adult services for people with a disability. We teach students from K – 12 complying with all NSW Board of Studies requirements and offering a program rich in creative arts, farming and life skills supplemented with appropriate therapies.

Essential & Preferred Criteria

  • Minimum Bachelor of Education.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about and engage with Warrah’s Mission, Values and the principles of Rudolf Steiner’s Curative Education.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn and fulfil the requirements of the NSW Board of Studies and Steiner Education Australia Curriculum.
  • Experience in empowering and supporting people with intellectual disabilities and special needs.
  • Commitment to support the rights, interests and the needs of people with disabilities in education.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and documentation skills and the capacity to build and maintain relationships and trust.
  • An ability to listen and learn with the students to plan, organise and deliver individualised services and activities based on the individual’s needs, interests, wishes and abilities.
  • Ability to work in a changing environment with a commitment to bringing the best in curative education to the students.
  • Demonstrates empathy, discretion, professionalism, and a willingness to try new things.
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time effectively to achieve individual and team requirements.
  • A current NSW driver's licence and a current First Aid Certificate are preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency and word processing skills.
  • An ability to work both as part of a co-operative team and also independently.

If you are interested in working in the only Curative Education School in Australia and making a positive difference in the lives of the students at Warrah, please forward your application with your resume addressing the selection criteria to Evelyn Bush at: ebush@warrah.org. 


General Maintenance Officer – Full-time Permanent Position

 Warrah is looking for an active individual to join our maintenance team to help with gardening, building repairs and generally look after Warrah’s 30 acre site in Dural and group homes in the local neighbourhoods.Responsibilities and duties of the role include landscaping, working with garden machinery such as blowers and mowers, and performing a broad range of maintenance tasks, e.g painting, plumbing, electrical works, using power tools.

Essential & Preferred Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant skills & experience in a range of maintenance duties
  • Physically fit and active.
  • Able to engage respectfully with people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Understanding/knowledge of Work Health & Safety requirements in the context of the role.
  • Use of own vehicle when needed
  • Current NSW C Class Driver’s Licence.
  • Trade qualification

If you have a flair for DIY, enjoy variety in your work and the great outdoors, then send your CV and a cover letter addressing the above criteria to Evelyn at ebush@warrah.org, or call 9651 2411 for more information


Farm and Grounds Assistant

We have a full-time permanent vacancy for a fit and energetic person to assist the Farm Manager on our Biodynamic farm. The incumbent will also undertake garden maintenance and landscaping under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager.

The Farm and Grounds Assistant will help in ensuring that Warrah's farm crops and gardens are maintained to the required standard. Duties include bed preparation, cultivation, planting, weeding, harvesting, pruning, crop maintenance, use of hand tools, the farm tractor and other related machinery.

A Working with Children Check clearance is a mandatory requirement for this position.

Selection Criteria:

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in bio-dynamic and organic farming methods
  • Knowledge and experience of planting, growing, and harvesting crops
  • Nursery skills
  • Ability to work independently or with a small team  
  • Physically fit and energetic
  • Dependable, focused, observant and willing to learn, undertake training and take responsibility
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of, and willingness to support the mission and ethos of Warrah
  • Drivers’ licence; First Aid Cert (or willingness to acquire); Working with Children clearance

Applications close on 12th April 2019

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above to Evelyn Bush at: ebush@warrah.org or 02-9651 2411.