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:

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 4/12/18

To apply, please obtain an information package from Evelyn Bush on 96512411 or ebush@warrah.org.Please contact David Forfar for more detailed information on 96512411.

Casual Support Workers

Warrah provides a range of engaging and responsive services for children and adults with intellectual disability, based on the philosophies of Rudolf Steiner. We are known for our unique approach, innovative delivery and outstanding outcomes serving the needs and aspirations for the individuals we support.

We are currently seeking motivated, empathetic and committed individuals to provide the highest quality person centered active support on a casual basis across multiple locations in the North West of Sydney. You will have a genuine interest to assist individuals in their home and in the community, supporting their personal growth in a number of areas including self-care and health and wellbeing, meal preparation and domestic assistance, whilst supporting positive interpersonal, social and community relationships supporting individuals to achieve personal fulfillment.

We are accepting applications from flexible, reliable and resilient candidates, who are passionate, willing and able to mentor, inspire and support individuals to exercise contribution, self-determination and choice over their own lives.

Candidates will need to be available to work on a shift- work basis; this may include a combination of weekends, public holidays, overnight, morning and afternoon shifts.

Skills and Experience

  • Hold Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma in Disabilities.
  • Previous experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities with a diverse range of needs including ageing, challenging behavior and complex medical and health needs.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills with the capacity to build and maintain effective and positive working relationships.
  • A knowledge and awareness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) achieving valuable outcomes for individuals.
  • An in depth understanding and commitment to a person centered active support work ethic.
  • Well organized with an ability to be of service, listen, and plan and coordinate individualised support.
  • Passionate for supporting and motivating individuals in all activities to achieve their life goals.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency and word processing skills.
  • Hold a current unrestricted Drivers Licence. (P2 or greater) and your own comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a current Working with Children’s Check
  • An Australian Citizen, permanent resident or have working rights to work in Australia

If you are interested in working in a dynamic and supportive workplace that makes a positive difference in the lives of the residents we support please forward us your application with your resume outlining your experience and qualification.

To apply please forward your application with your resume addressing the selection criteria to Evelyn Bush at ebush@warrah.org.