Who are we?Ability Options provides employment and disability services to people who need assistance to achieve their aspirations and inclusion the community. We operate services to support people with disabilities and those whose lives are changed as a result of accidents, unemployment and disadvantage.We are committed to a workplace culture that recognises diversity, equity and human rights. We respect and value the contribution of people from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and people with disability.    The RoleThis position is internally known as WorkReady Consultant.We have an exciting opportunity to work as a WorkReady Consultant on a full-time basis at Hornsby. As a WorkReady Consultant you will assist people with a disability to build their capacity and work towards achieving their employment aspirations, such as gaining employment that best suit their skills and interests or undertaking further education. This service focuses on utilising our strong networks and community links to create and develop vocational goals, life skills and source real-life work experience opportunities.As WorkReady service is guided by participants and their individual goals, you will work with participants to develop a personalised plan for each participant that is most beneficial and rewarding for them.A typical day as a WorkReady Consultant may include:Developing a person-centred plan with each participantIdentifying employment and education goalsCoordinating work experience placementsFacilitating individual and group-based training sessionsCoordinating and attending social events and excursionsProactively engaging with employers to secure opportunities for participantsThis role requires travelling between sites from time to time to support the WorkReady team across NSW.  About You:To be successful as a WorkReady Consultant, prior experience in Employment Services, NDIS, education or youth work is highly desirable (but not essential). If you have demonstrated experience in providing great customer service, meeting and exceeding KPIs and outcomes, and like working with people, then we would like to hear from you.Success in this role will also come from your natural ability to engage with a wide variety of external employers and providers to market your services to secure education and work opportunities for the participants you’re working with.Essential criteria:Understanding of person-centred approachDrivers licence (minimum P2)Evidence of Covid-19 Vaccination Evidence (minimum 2 doses)Ability to undergo satisfactory background checks including NDIS Workers Check and Working with Children Check (or willingness to obtain)Knowledge of and commitment to child safe standards and mandatory reporting requirements.Strong administrative skill set NDIS knowledge is desirable Culture & BenefitsAbility Options is a value driven organisation where the people we support are at the centre of everything we do. We have built an inclusive and progressive culture at Ability Options encouraging everyone to continue to learn and develop their career whether that is through coaching and mentoring or leadership training. In return for skills and experience, our people receive a competitive remuneration package, access to Fitness passport, employee discounts, a rewards and recognition program, flexible work arrangements including RDOs and the ability to significantly increase your take home pay with not-for profit salary packaging. If you are passionate and have the desire to unlock possibilities for those we support, then we would love to hear from you! Ability Options prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages and gender as well as people who identify as First Nation People, and people with a disability. Ability Options is committed to the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of children and young people. All successful applicants are subject to probity and pre-employment checks. AUD Hornsby 2077