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 CDS is currently hiring for the following positions:
Outreach Therapy Facilitator- Western NSW

Are you passionate about supporting people with disability?

Do you believe that everybody should have access to local services?

Would you like to be part of a new and innovative program?


We have an exciting new opportunity to join the CDS team as an Outreach Therapy Facilitator.  If successful, you will be an integral part of a team delivering services to people with disability living in Western NSW. The services you provide will be part of programs designed by allied health professionals and will involve working directly in people’s home and community. You will be provided with ongoing training and remote supervision from the CDS Disability Outreach Coordinator to support you to carry out these programs.

We are currently recruiting for the districts of:

  • Coonamble
  • Coonabarabran
  • Cobar

Administrative tasks will be completed from a home office base, using a laptop and mobile phone provided to you by CDS. To be successful in this position, you must have access to a car and be willing to travel to quarterly face-to-face meetings in Dubbo. You will be reimbursed for all your travel costs.

Each position is part-time position, negotiable between 14 — 21 hours a week. Positions are for an initial 6 month fixed term contract with possible extension.


About the Role

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for undertaking a range of activities which include:

  • Conducting activities that support clients to achieve NDIS goals
  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Maintaining accurate and timely records of work-based activities
  • Promoting CDS’s commitment to person-centred services


To be successful in the role you the key qualities required are:

Essential skills

  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance or relevant other qualification, or willingness to complete relevant training within a 2-year period
  • Sound understanding of issues affecting people with intellectual or other cognitive disability
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated computer literacy skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and email applications
  • Current driver’s licence and willingness to drive


Desirable skills

  • Relevant certificate or diploma in early childhood, health, nursing, education, disability or community services
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Experience working with people with a disability and their families and/ or carers
  • Experience delivering community-based allied health services in rural areas
  • Experience using teleconferencing technologies such as Skype or Zoom


CDS Outreach

The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is a not for profit research and education organisation that is affiliated with the University of Sydney. Our vision and mission is to create and disseminate knowledge that improves the lives of people with disabilities. We achieve this through designing and developing research, teaching and clinical practice to inform disability policy and practice.

In 2018, CDS launched its Outreach Initiative in Western NSW. This innovative new program involves training members of local communities to deliver services to people with disability living in rural communities under the supervision of allied health professionals and with the support of a Disability Outreach Coordinator.


Please submit your application to Katherine Shannon (katherine.shannon@sydney.edu.au) which includes your cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and experience by 11:59 pm 24th February 2019.

The successful applicant will be required to hold a current Working With Children Check.   Employment with CDS is also subject to a satisfactory a National Police Record Check.

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Katherine via phone (0438 922 274) or email.

See position description here: CDS Therapy Facilitator Western NSW Position Description