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 and available positions:  

Casual Classroom Assistant

School: Warrah Special School

Closing date: 7-Dec-2017

Contact Person: Evelyn Bush

Email: ebush@warrah.org

Warrah is a Rudolf Steiner organisation providing services to adults and children with disabilities in Sydney's North West. Our main campus in Dural is set on 30 acres (12 ha) and is an environmental haven. Our services include Residential and Day Services for adults with intellectual and other disabilities who need support in their daily lives. Warrah Special School educates children ages 5-18 with disabilities. Warrah’s main campus includes the Warrah Biodynamic Farm and Farm Shop.

A Casual Classroom Assistant position has become available at Warrah Special School.This position would involve class help, taking class along (Level 3 and above only), substitute teaching (Level 3 and above only), individual sessions (Level 3 and above only) and other general duties in school like preparing incident reports, staff planning and development sessions, attending training as required etc..

For a full position description and application package contact Evelyn Bush at: ebush@warrah.org, or phone 9651 2411

Applications close at 17:00 hours on 7-Dec-2017.


Casual Special Needs Teachers

Warrah Special School is seeking qualified teachers for our casual teachers pool. Warrah Special School requires all teachers to hold a professional interest in working with children with Special Needs. Our preference is for a teacher trained in Steiner Education but we will consider all applications.The position is requires an individual prepared to learn about Curative Education and Steiner Education if not already Steiner trained.

Warrah is a Rudolf Steiner organisation providing services to adults and children with disabilities in Sydney's North West. Our main campus in Dural is set on 30 acres (12 ha) and is an environmental haven. Our services include Residential and Day Services for adults with intellectual and other disabilities who need support in their daily lives. Warrah Special School educates 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. Warrah’s main campus includes Warrah Biodynamic Farm and Farm Shop.

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 us your application with your resume addressing the selection criteria.

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.

For a full position description and application package contact Evelyn Bush at: ebush@warrah.org, or phone 9651 2411 


 Casual Support Workers Independent Living

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 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.

Essential & Preferred Criteria :

  • 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

For a full position description and application package contact Evelyn Bush at: ebush@warrah.org, or phone 9651 2411  


Casual Support Workers Community Support Services    

Warrah Community Support Services is currently seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic casual support workers to facilitate skill development with our client group. Warrah Community Support Services aim to provide innovative lifelong learning opportunities to adults with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. This is achieved through the provision of a variety of activities, tailored to special interests and aimed to enhance independence, quality of life, social opportunities together with paths of positive learning development, vocational skills and programs for the aged. Warrah Community Support Services currently supports people with disabilities in a range of settings including, horticulture, creative arts, independent living skills, community access, and leisure, holistic and sensory based activities.

If you are interested in working in a dynamic and supportive workplace that makes a positive difference in the lives of the residents, clients and students at Warrah who we support, please forward us your application with your resume addressing the selection criteria.  

Essential Criteria: 

  • Minimum Certificate III in Disability Services or related discipline.
  • A current NSW driver's licence and a current First Aid Certificate is a requirement.
  • Knowledge and willingness to learn about and engage with Warrah’s Mission, Values and Rand the principles of Rudolf Steiner’s Social Therapy.
  • Experience empowering and supporting people with intellectual disabilities including people with ageing and complex health needs and challenging behaviours.
  • Commitment to support the rights, interests and the needs of people with disabilities. Ability to encourage interest, choice and exploration of new opportunities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the capacity to build and maintain relationships and trust.
  • An ability to listen and learn with the resident, client or student 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 and challenging environment with an innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrates empathy, discretion, adaptability and a willingness to try new things.
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time effectively to achieve individual and team requirements.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency and word processing skills.
  • An ability to work both as part of a co-operative team and also independently.

For a full position description and application package contact Evelyn Bush at: ebush@warrah.org, or phone 9651 2411