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:

Roster Coordinator – (Maternity Cover, 4 month contract)

Are you looking for something rewarding and challenging? We have a vacancy for a dynamic and flexible Roster Coordinator in our long established Supported Independent Living service.The position is offered on a 4 month fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension.

Established 50 years ago and located at Dural in Sydney’s North West, Warrah is set in a beautiful bushland environment.Based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, Warrah focuses on supporting each person in a holistic way.

In addition to working with a team of supportive Senior Coordinators and Managers, we anticipate a strong handover and induction process to set you up for success in the role of Roster Coordinator.This role will involve filling shifts and using our rostering system, EmpLive. You will liaise with our Senior Coordinators in order to ensure our operational rosters are maintained and respond to changes where needed.There is a requirement for some out of hours response, but it is minimal.

The role works collaboratively with a skilled team that includes an Operations Manager, Senior Coordinators, Support Workers, and with other members of the Warrah Administration Team. Warrah has a great sense of community with a low staff turnover, full range of salary packaging, as well as discounted organic and biodynamic fruit, veggies and other groceries.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Experience in using rostering software and/or EmpLive
  • To be competent using computers including databases, outlook and Excel
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Flexibility and the capacity to respond to changes at short notice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multicultural environment
  • Capacity to respond to some out of hours shift replacements
  • A valid Working With Children Check

Applications close 21/6/19

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the above criteria to ebush@warrah.org, or contact David Forfar for more detailed information on 96512411.


Supported Independent Living Coordinator 

Are you looking for something rewarding and challenging? We have a vacancy for a dynamic and flexible Coordinator in our long established Supported Independent Living services.

Established almost 50 years ago and located at Dural in Sydney’s North West, Warrah is set in a beautiful bushland environment. Based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, Warrah focusses on supporting each person in a holistic way.

Working with people who have complex needs, this role will challenge you to think outside the box in order to ensure the needs of residents are being met. With well-developed skills for responding to individual needs, you will be rewarded by developing a team of support staff who can manage intense situations when they occur. You will be committed to supporting each resident to develop their own life journey. Ideally you will have experience working with people who have complex needs, including challenging behaviour, and will understand how to manage risks.

The role is well supported by a skilled team that includes health care coordination, person centred planning and rostering. Warrah has a great sense of community with a low staff turnover, full range of salary packaging, as well as discounted organic and biodynamic fruit, veggies and other groceries.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A minimum of Certificate IV in Disability
  • A passion for putting people first
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a direct care role
  • Capacity to lead and bring out the best in others
  • Understanding of challenging behaviour
  • An ability to work a flexible range of shifts and hours, including sleepover shifts

Ideally you will also have:

  • PART or similar training
  • Experience leading a team

Applications close 31/5/19

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Evelyn Bush at ebush@warrah.org. For more information, please contact David Forfar on 96512411.


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