Current Vacancies

View our current vacancies across our locations in Albury and the Central West, NSW.
Disability Support Workers

Selection Criteria:

  • Commitment to individual rights and aspirations
  • Commitment to quality service delivery
  • Ability/understanding of a range of communication styles
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proven ability to engage with participants
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Availability to work  rotating roster, weekdays, weekends / sleepovers / active shifts and split shifts (Mandatory)
  • Current drivers licence
  • Current First Aid Certificate or willingness to attain one
  • Current NDIS Worker Check  and Working with Children’s check or willingness to attain one (Mandatory before commencement)
  • Ability to pass employment probity checks
  • Qualification in the disability field or working with youth would be an advantage
  • Basic IT skills
  • Smart Phone

Applications must address the above selection criteria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo standard employment screening.

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Fill out our Careers Form on our website prior to sending application in.

Enquiries and confidential applications with an accompanying resume and response should be directed via email to: careers@mercyconnect.org.au

Speech Pathologist (Full–Time) / Albury

Graduates are encouraged to apply.

Are you a Speech Pathologist looking to make a real difference in people’s lives? Mercy Connect has an exciting opportunity for a Speech Pathologist to join our growing team. We provide services and support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities including intellectual disability, autism, physical disability and acquired brain injury.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic clinician who has experience working with people funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Reporting to the Executive Leader Clinical Services, you will deliver timely, evidence-based and person-centred Speech Pathology services in Albury and surrounding areas.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A recognised tertiary qualification in Speech Pathology.
  • Eligibility for membership to Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Clinical experience working with adults and children, particularly those with complex communication needs and swallowing difficulties.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide holistic, person-centred and strengths-based services through effective assessment, planning, case conferencing and review of clients.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the NDIS including NDIS review and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to engage people from all backgrounds.
  • Ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically about ways to support people with disability to live in the community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.

 

Why work for Mercy Connect?

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Employee Recognition Program

The successful applicant will need to address all the requirements of the key selection criteria and undergo standard employment screening.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Caroline Cummins on 02 6061 0408

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Applications quoting job reference: SP_2020 can be sent to careers@mercyconnect.org.au

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Occupational Therapist (Full-Time) / Albury

Graduates are encouraged to apply.

Are you an Occupational Therapist looking to make a real difference in people’s lives? Mercy Connect has an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our growing team. We provide services and support to children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities including intellectual disability, autism, physical disability and acquired brain injury.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic clinician who has experience working with people funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Reporting to the Executive Leader Clinical Services, you will deliver timely, evidence-based and person-centred Occupational Therapy services in Albury and surrounding areas.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A recognised tertiary qualification in Occupational Therapy.
  • Occupational Therapy registration with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated experience in person-centred service delivery through effective assessment and a range of intervention strategies to address needs that relate to, activities of daily living, functional performance, fine motor skills, motor planning, sensory processing, perceptual motor, and sensory integration.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the NDIS including NDIS review and reporting requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to engage people from all backgrounds.
  • Ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically about ways to support people with disability to live in the community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.

Why work for Mercy Connect?

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Employee Recognition Program

The successful applicant will need to address all the requirements of the key selection criteria and undergo standard employment screening.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Caroline Cummins on 02 6061 0408

Applications quoting job reference: OT_2020 can be sent to careers@mercyconnect.org.au

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Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Roster Coordinator - Maternity Leave

Roster Coordinator – Maternity Leave – Full Time

The Roster Coordinator is responsible for the accurate scheduling of Disability Support Workers (DSW) and Participant service delivery.  This will be achieved through collaboration with the Operations team and key stakeholders such as the Finance and People and Culture teams.  The Roster Coordinator is responsible for the effective management of the rostering system and processes.  The Roster Coordinator will be the key contact for our frontline teams regarding roster changes and must deliver excellent customer service to all internal and external stakeholders.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience with scheduling of rosters or demonstrable transferable skills
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise demands, escalate where required, anticipate needs and forward plan.
  • Experience in managing internal and external stakeholders to achieve set objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong, effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional IT skills in the Microsoft suite of products and experience with databases and rostering systems.
  • Thorough attention to detail and ability to anticipate and solve rostering problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Proven organisational skills, ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.

Experience and qualifications

  • Certificate IV in relevant studies or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in a general administration role, including operation of client management databases

To apply, you must;

  • Submit a well written application letter.
  • Attach a CV outlining your work history and experience.
  • Submit a document evidencing each of the key selection criteria.

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Please submit your application quoting job reference: RC_2021 via email to careers@mercyconnect.org.au by Friday 25 June 2021.

Quality and Risk Manager

At Mercy Connect, we provide a range of services to support adults, children, and older people with a disability to live independently and get actively involved in their community.  Sponsored by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy, we are a not-for-profit Catholic organisation, developing and delivering quality and innovative opportunities enabling people with a disability to have more choice and control over their supports.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality and Risk Manager who will play a key role in the development and implementation of comprehensive Risk, Quality and Internal Audit Frameworks, covering corporate and clinical requirements.

Reporting to the Executive Leader Clinical Services, the Quality and Risk Manager will be responsible for coordinating processes to ensure that Mercy Connect achieves and maintains NDIS Certification along with other relevant accreditation and standards to support high quality, safe and effective service delivery.. This role is based at our Corporate Office in Thurgoona and is being offered as a full-time position.

Key priorities for this role are:

  • Developing, leading and implementing an integrated Quality Framework to ensure quality outcomes are achieved for the participants we serve.
  • Taking a leadership role in risk management to ensure Mercy Connect operates within a sound and integrated risk management framework.
  • Ensuring Mercy Connect maintains compliance with relevant accreditation standards and other legislation
  • Building the Mercy Connect culture and engagement of our people through effective people leadership and management for your team and individually.

Key Selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in promoting a culture of continuous improvement across an organisational setting.
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and managing risk, quality and internal audit frameworks at a management level.
  • Experience in managing accreditation/review processes to ensure ongoing accreditation/certification is achieved.
  • Awareness of relevant ISO Standards, National Disability Service Standards, and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Ability to lead a Quality Management System (QMS) across all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to lead, train and educate employees across all levels in the requirements of a QMS.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and present data related to risk and quality metrics.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including the preparation of reports, briefs and other materials.

The successful applicant must address all the requirements of the key selection criteria and undergo standard employment screening, including successful completion of the NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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Applications quoting job reference: Q&RM_21 can be sent to careers@mercyconnect.org.au

Applications close on 11 June 2021. Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Behaviour Support Practitioner

At Mercy Connect, we provide a range of services to support adults, children and older people with a disability to live independently and get actively involved in their community.  Sponsored by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy Australian and PNG, we are a not-for-profit Catholic organisation, developing and delivering quality and innovative opportunities enabling people with a disability to have more choice and control over their supports.

Mercy Connect has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Behaviour Support Practitioner (BSP) to join our team based in Albury.  Reporting to the Executive Leader Clinical Services, the BSP will provide evidence-based behaviour support services to children, young people and adults that are responsive to individual needs, in a way that reduces the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern and minimizes the use of restrictive practices.

The essential components of your role will consist of:

  • Conducting behavioural assessments and develop intervention plans to meet the individual needs of a person in line with best practice principles.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all internal and external stakeholders in a manner that is responsive to the needs of participants.
  • Role model high quality clinical practice by identifying and delivering benchmarked best practice services.

To be considered for this position you must possess:

  • Must have a qualification in a relevant field or currently registered to work as a BSP by the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission.
  • High level interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with management, staff, families, clients, funding bodies and other stakeholders.
  • Client focused approach with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills including report writing and presentation skills.
  • Capacity to contribute to the team to deliver organisational outcomes in line with the business plan.

The successful applicant must address all the requirements of the key selection criteria and undergo standard employment screening.

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Applications quoting job reference: BSP_2021 can be sent to careers@mercyconnect.org.au

Applications close on 5 July 2021. Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Assistant Team Leader - Orange

Reporting to the Team Leader, the role of the ATL is to support Team Leaders and Operational Management to ensure quality services are provided in accordance with approved plans, policies and procedures which safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of others.

Working across a 7 day per week roster the ATL will also be responsible for leading by example, ensuring participants are being supported effectively across all Mercy Connect sites by effectively implementing participant plans, through a combination of hands-on shifts and dedicated administration time.  The ATL is also rostered to be on-call within their rostered shifts.

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrate your positive commitment to the Mercy Connect Values.
  • Proven ability to apply person-centred active support.
  • Proven ability to accurately complete all participant documentation in a timely manner.
  • Ability to review and implement skill development plans.
  • Ability to coach staff to deliver positive outcomes for participants.
  • Solution-focused and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • Well-developed organisations skills including attention to detail.

 

You will be paid at the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 rate of Level 3 Paypoint 1 including all penalties as required.

To apply, you must;

  • Submit a well-written application letter regarding why you would like to become an ATL.
  • Attach a CV outlining your work history and experience if not on file.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Please submit your application via email to careers@mercyconnect.org.au by Friday 23 July 2021 quoting the following reference: Orange: ATLCW_21

Assistant Team Leader - Albury

We currently have two Assistant Team Leader (ATL) vacancies located in Albury.

  • Rose House and Vickers 2 (FT, temporary until 31 December 2021, Albury).
  • Community Inclusion (FT, permanent Albury).

Reporting to the Team Leader, the role of the ATL is to support Team Leaders and Operational Management to ensure quality services are provided in accordance with approved plans, policies and procedures which safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of others.

Working across a 7 day per week rotating roster the ATL will also be responsible for leading by example, ensuring participants are being supported effectively across all Mercy Connect sites by effectively implementing participant plans, through a combination of hands-on shifts and dedicated administration time.  The ATL is also rostered to be on-call within their rostered shifts.

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrate your positive commitment to the Mercy Connect Values.
  • Proven ability to apply person-centred active support.
  • Proven ability to accurately complete all participant documentation in a timely manner.
  • Ability to review and implement skill development plans.
  • Ability to coach staff to deliver positive outcomes for participant.
  • Solution focused and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good level of computer literacy.
  • Well-developed organisations skills including attention to detail.

 

You will be paid at the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 rate of Level 3 Paypoint 1 including all penalties as required.

To apply, you must;

  • Submit a well written application letter regarding why you would like to become an ATL.
  • Attach a CV outlining your work history and experience if not on file.

Click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Please submit your application via email to careers@mercyconnect.org.au by Friday 24 July 2021 quoting the following references:

  • Albury, Vickers 2 and Rose House: ATLV2_RH_21
  • Albury, Community Inclusion: ATLCI_21