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:

 

Community Support Services Coordinator (Day Services) Full-time, permanent

Are you looking for something rewarding and challenging? We have a vacancy for a dynamic and flexible Coordinator in our long established Community Support Services.

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

Working with people who have a disability as well as ageing needs, this role will challenge you to think outside the box in order to ensure the needs of clients 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 ageing needs and possess strong staff management skills.

The role is well supported by a skilled team that includes an Operation Manager, person centred planning and rostering support. Warrah has a great sense of community with a low staff turnover, full range of salary packaging, as well as discounted organic and bio-dynamic fruit, veggies and other groceries.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A minimum of Certificate IV level qualification in Disabilities or in Aged Care
  • 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
  • Strong understanding of contemporary disability work

Ideally you will also have:

  • Management and/or leadership qualifications
  • Experience leading a team

Applications close 13/3/19

To apply, please obtain an information package from Evelyn Bush on 9651 2411 or ebush@warrah.org.Please contact Alida Pruys for more detailed information on 9651 2411.


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.