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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Disability Specialist - Career and Placement Advisor

BUSY At Work is looking for an experienced Disability Specialist – Career and Placement Advisor to join our dedicated team in Southport on a full time basis with the option of working at an alternate BUSY At Work location.

This position is to provide people affected by disability with guidance on apprenticeship employment pathways.  This role will advocate sustainable employment, while engaging all networks and stakeholders associated with the disability sector.


BUSY At Work is a not-for-profit organisation providing apprenticeship, employment and community programs.

We have almost 40 years' experience providing skilling solutions and services to businesses, workers and job seekers. BUSY At Work provide a complete lateral approach to recruitment and apprenticeship management through apprenticeship, workforce solutions and community services.


  • To provide Qualification, Occupational Preference, Training and Education tool assessments (QOTE) including but not limited to Esher House and Harrisons assessments; to those affected by a disability.
  • Liaise with people affected by a disability on an individual basis to assist them to recognise their best suited opportunities within the local labour market;
  • Liaise with Industry Partners, employers and people affected by a disability to secure favourable outcomes for all key stakeholders;
  • Develop unique action plans to assist candidates with career planning and job search techniques;
  • Liaise with a range of agencies including DES, NDIS, schools, RTOs, JAs, Social Inclusion Groups, TAFEs, Training Organisations, Industry Associations and Job Service providers, to promote the use of the BUSY At Work's careers services;
  • Approach employers on behalf of candidates to secure work opportunities and/or Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities;
  • Provide a full recruitment service to employers seeking to employ a personal with a disability, using a range of tools to determine best fit;
  • Promote the benefits of employing a person with a disability to key stakeholders and develop new business opportunities;
  • Source suitable employment opportunities for people with a disability;
  • Advertise and recruit candidates affected by a disability for employers;
  • Provide advice and support to employers, stakeholders and families;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders at all levels;
  • Undertake the associated general administration duties as required;
  • Comply with all legislative requirements.


  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships within industry;
  • Previous experience within JSA, DES, or Careers services preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply complex guidelines, administrative procedures and processes;
  • A high level of understanding of the NDIS, disability types, support strategies and policies;
  • Ensure compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements including Privacy, Equal Employment Opportunity, Sexual Harassment and Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Well-developed oral communication skills (including presentation, influencing and negotiation), and written communication skills (including the production of well-formatted business reports and documentation);
  • Demonstrated ability as a team player (including building constructive relationships with peers and collaborative problem solving);
  • Demonstrated high-level computer skills in particular the use of the Microsoft suite of programs;
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated enthusiastic approach to day-to-day business operations;
  • Positive approach to a continual changing work environment;
  • Strong client focus and desire to be a part of a service organisation;
  • Ability to operate in a highly ethical manner in accordance with the Australian Apprenticeships Support Services contractual requirements, client expectations of high standards and BUSY's high quality and performance oriented culture. 
  • A passion for changing the lives of people affected by a disability

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