• Expression of Interest - Contract Assessors - National Panel of Assessors

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    Posted Date 6 months ago(7/11/2018 11:54 PM)
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    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 of people with disability in employment after having been awarded an increased volume of work in July 2018 for the federal government Department of Social Services.  We’re now accepting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates across all states and territories of Australia, excluding the Northern Territory where we are not contracted to provide the assessment services.


    This is an adhoc casual role.


    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.


    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.


    Training in the assessment tools will be provided, as well as an induction and ongoing professional engagement.

    The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

    You will be a current approved Assessor on the National Panel of Assessors (NPA)*

    *approved by the Department of Social Services during the previous 2010 – 2018 NPA Deed of Standing Offer or since the current NPA Deed of Standing Offer commenced 1 July 2018




    A General Registration Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Registered Nurse or Medical Practitioner with current AHPRA registration, OR Social Worker eligible for full membership with the AASW, OR Exercise Physiologist eligible for ESSA accreditation, OR Rehabilitation Counsellor eligible for membership with the ASORC or RCAA, OR have completed a minimum of a Diploma level qualification of relevance to the role



    • Demonstrate a minimum two (2) of years experience in disability employment services and/or having assessed people with disability in employment or seeking employment and made recommendations on their ongoing support needs or employment options (e.g. conducted assessments for return to work plans)
    • 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 in employment
    • 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.

    EEO Statement

    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.


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