MAXIMUS Contract Assessors - National Panel of Assessors (SA) in South Australia, Australia
MAX Solutions is committed to improving the lives of others. Providing employment, health, training and humanitarian services in more than 250 locations around Australia, MAX Solutions invests strongly in the development of our people. We foster strong relationships between staff, clients and the community and are driven to make a difference.
MAX Solutions seeks to increase our team of Assessors who perform Ongoing Support Assessments (OSAs) and Supported Wage System (SWS) Assessments for people with disability in employment, in anticipation of been awarded an influx of new work for the federal government Department of Social Services. We require suitably qualified, experienced and skilled people in multiple locations across the country.
OSAs are used to determine the appropriate level of ongoing support that a participant (employee living with disability), in a program with a Disability Employment Service (DES) provider, needs to maintain their employment. The purpose for a SWS Assessment is to provide a method for a reliable and independent, work productivity assessment which determines the actual productivity rate of a person with disability working in the open labour market.
This is a casual role. An assessment and the accompanying report may be completed in as little as 2 hours depending on the circumstances. There may be work as often as several days per week or once every few weeks, depending on your availability and the availability of assessments in your area.
Comprehensive training and accreditation in the assessment tools will be provided, as well as an induction and ongoing professional engagement.
General Registration Psychologist OR Occupational Therapist OR Physiotherapist OR Medical Practitioner OR Registered Nurse with current AHPRA registration,
OR Exercise Physiologist eligible for and willing to acquire ESSA membership,
OR Rehabilitation Counsellor with current ASORC or RCAA membership,
OR current approved Assessor on the National Panel of Assessors (NPA)*
*approved during the current 2010 – 2018 NPA Deed of Standing Offer who will be recognised by the Department of Social Services
OR a minimum of a Diploma level qualification of relevance to this role
Minimum of two (2) years practical experience in disability employment or related sectors – criteria enforced by Department of Social Services
Demonstrated ability to negotiate with a range of stakeholders (e.g. employee, medical practitioners, rehab providers, employers, DES providers)
High level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to consult and provide advice in a sensitive and appropriate manner
Ability to complete assessments to a high standard (critical thinking / gathering / analysing / synthesising information)
Strong ability to produce detailed written reports on completion of each assessment (quality and efficiency)
Ability to assess barriers and negotiate appropriate solutions to meet the needs of people with disability
Technical skills related to conducting effective assessments (i.e. sound computer skills, attention to detail, good time management)
Willingness to accept constructive feedback
Suitable candidates will also be required to demonstrate an understanding of duty of care and professional ethics, employment assistance options available to people with disability seeking employment, and an understanding of relevant work health and safety, industrial relations and anti-discrimination legislation.
MAX Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At MAX we encourage applications from people with culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and people with disability.
Requisition ID: 2018-31048
External Company Name: MAXIMUS
External Company URL: www.maximus.com