Thank you for your interest in working with FOCAS Shoalhaven Incorporated.

FOCAS is a small, niche provider of disability services. Our structure consists of a small team of management and administrative staff and a much larger team of Community Facilitators who provide direct support to participants with a disability. The following information is only relevant to the Community Facilitator role.

Before you proceed

We would like you to consider some important things about being a part of the FOCAS team.

If you are looking for ‘just a job’, you would probably be better off working elsewhere. Working with FOCAS is not ‘just a job’. FOCAS staff do rewarding work, but it can also be demanding, and not everyone has the personal qualities required to do the job well. Only applicants who have those qualities and who align with the FOCAS vision, values and philosophy (which can be read on our website) are chosen to work at FOCAS. As a Community Facilitator with FOCAS you will enter into the lives of the people we support. This is a privilege, and a responsibility. Respecting that privilege and accepting that responsibility is paramount, and only people who have both sensitivity, empathy and resilience are able to provide quality service in those circumstances. You will also need a strong commitment to your own professional development. If that sounds like you, please download and read the position description below.

As you will notice in the position description there are several essential items you must hold to obtain employment as a Community Facilitator with FOCAS. If you are successful in gaining a position with FOCAS you will need to provide evidence of all the essential items.

As identified in the Position Description, there are a number of legal checks and on-line training modules that are essential to complete. Here is some further information about a few of these. 

From Feb 2021 the NDIS worker screening check has been the preferred security Check for Disability Support/NDIS Services. The NDIS worker screening check will completely supersede the National Criminal Record or Police Check in the future. You apply for the NDIS worker screening check at Service NSW. For further information go to; https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/ndiswc

NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate. Completed on-line at https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/training-course

NDIS Supporting Effective Communication Module Certificate. Completed online at: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/workers/supporting-effective-communication

Australian Government Department of Health’s Infection prevention and control for COVID-19 Module Certificate – completed on-line at https://covid-19training.gov.au/login

All Community Facilitator positions are casual. If you are successful in gaining a position your initial hours are likely to be minimal and due to the nature of our work your hours can fluctuate. However we will do our best to provide you with regular, on-going support shifts and increase your support hours over time.

If you have read all the above information and are interested in applying for a position as a Community Facilitator with FOCAS please click the button below. 

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