At Warrah, your values are important as well as your skills and experience.
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
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Evelyn Bush at email@example.com. 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, or call 9651 2411 for more information
Casual Support Worker
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 lifelong learning, leisure, 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 send your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Evelyn Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please call 96512411.