The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and the successful recruitment, development and retention of staff is vital to the services we provide to people living with epilepsy and their families. We work towards an inclusive culture and environment that is conducive to personal growth, achievement and the highest ethical standards.

Our Code of Conduct is one of the ways we put our values into practice. It’s built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at the Epilepsy Foundation will, and should, be measured against the highest possible standards of ethical conduct. Our commitment to the highest standards helps us recruit highly capable people, build services and attract loyal supporters. Trust and mutual respect among staff is the foundation of our Code, and is something we need to work towards every day.

You can download our Code of Conduct Agreement, Salary Packaging Employee Information Booklet and Fair Work Information Statement, using the links below.

As positions become available, they will be advertised here. See below for current positions vacant. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Epilepsy Foundation.


Sales Assistant, Epilepsy Foundation Op Shops – Windsor

Permanent Part-time: 17 hours per week (a flexible workplace)

About Us

The Epilepsy Foundation works to stop avoidable epilepsy deaths, ensure children with epilepsy receive a good education, help people with epilepsy remain in employment; and ensure people with epilepsy feel safe, connected and understood. Our purpose is that ‘no one with epilepsy should go it alone’.

 About You

Be prepared to hit the ground running. Drawing on your outgoing personality and experience in a retail environment, you will be results driven, have the ability to problem solve, adjust to different store conditions and engage with the diverse personalities of our large volunteer group. You also possess the qualities of compassion and understanding; and have a talent for creating a positive work place.

Tasks include:

  • Customer service
  • supporting volunteers
  • responding to enquiries from the general public

How to apply for this job:

Enquire about the role and to request a position description from Retail Operations Manager, contact: Tracey Lindskog: tlindskog@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

Applications must be received by midnight, Saturday 15th October 2022

Your application must include a covering letter and address the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria as detailed in the Position Description. 

Shortlisting will occur as applications are received and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The Epilepsy Foundation reserves the right to close this role to new applications prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.


Epilepsy Educator & Trainer

Surrey Hills, VIC | Full-Time or 0.8 FTE

The Epilepsy Foundation supports people living with epilepsy and their families to live the life they want. We seek a full-time Epilepsy Educator/Trainer to deliver epilepsy education and training.

A 0.8 workload will be considered.

The role will suit Registered Nurses who hold or are willing to obtain Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or can demonstrate equivalent experience in adult education. 

Epilepsy education and training is delivered to a range of audiences including families, staff in early learning centres and other education settings, disability and direct care providers, health professionals, workplace and community organisations and when emergency medication is prescribed.

Training sessions are sometimes scheduled outside of normal business hours.  Typically, this would involve finishing training via webinar or at the venue site between the hours of 5.30pm-8.30pm. Flexible start times and time in lieu provisions are in place for such occasions. Occasional regional travel may be required with or without an overnight stay.

Work days would include a Wednesday and Friday. During the peak training period in Term 1 of the school year, annual leave may be limited to a max of one week at a time.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in health care and/or workplace education and training, especially within established curriculum frameworks to a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and experience in the application of adult learning principles
  • Experience working within a quality framework
  • Experience with developing and maintaining client/customer relationships within a compliance operating environment
  • Knowledge of epilepsy and its impact on the individual is desirable

The work location is blended between our Surrey Hills office and working remotely from home.

The position reports to the Education & Training Manager and offers challenge, opportunity and an attractive, above award remuneration package including salary packaged vehicle and other benefits. Well-developed knowledge of epilepsy is not required but a strong willingness to learn is essential. The successful applicant will receive appropriate support and equipment to enable them to work from home.

WHERE TO FROM HERE

If you think you are right for this position and would really love to work with us, obtain the position description by visiting this link.

Make enquiries to Dora Petris, Education & Training Manager via email at dpetris@epilepsyfoundation.org.au or phone 03 8809 0600.

Applications must be received by 11.59 pm Wednesday 1st June 2022.

All Epilepsy Foundation staff must comply with current vaccination mandates and complete a National Police Certificate. Applicants for this role must hold or be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Safety Check clear rating before commencing employment.

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to ensuring people living with epilepsy in under-serviced sectors including First Nation Peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds receive the support they need to reduce the impact of epilepsy on their lives.

Epilepsy Foundation is an EEO employer and child-safe organisation.


Digital Marketing Communications Lead, Full Time or Part time 

  • Permanent role
  • Mix of remote/onsite hybrid workplace
  • Free onsite parking in Surrey Hills, Vic
  • Retail network discounts
  • Salary packaging
  • Professional development opportunities

Who we are

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives. Our Vision is to ensure that people with epilepsy have equitable access to education and employment, feel safe and connected in their community and no longer die from their epilepsy.

About you

This key role, suitable for an experienced digital marketer will challenge your creativity!  The work is outcome-driven, fast-paced, collaborative and within a friendly, small team.  You will be a member of Marketing Department and work closely with the Fundraising Team. You will also support other departments’ marketing needs, as required.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Developing and delivering our digital communications strategy encompassing activities across the full spectrum of the marketing mix, for example: Epilepsy Foundation (EF) websites, digital media and from time to time, traditional media
  • Developing copy and multimedia packages that are on-brand, contain accurate messaging. are audience-focused and engaging
  • Supporting the work of the Fundraising Team in developing fundraising platforms; and creating video and photography content
  • Maintaining website content and reporting on analytics across our websites, digital platforms and social media advertising.

Even if you don’t meet every criteria point in the position description you might just be the right cultural fit for the Epilepsy Foundation and we encourage you to talk to Julie Stephens before ruling yourself out. Contact Julie on: 0413 119 673 or jstephens@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

How to apply:

The Epilepsy Foundation is a culturally safe environment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. Obtaining satisfactory safety checks before commencing employment are mandatory at the Epilepsy Foundation.

The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.


Epilepsy Services Officer – NSW, Full Time

Benefits

  • permanent role
  • salary packaging
  • professional development opportunities

About us

The Epilepsy Foundation is passionate about supporting people with epilepsy and those that care for them. Our vision is that people with epilepsy have equitable access to education and employment, feel safe and connected in their community and no longer die from their epilepsy. Whilst working towards our mission of reducing the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives.

The Epilepsy Services Officer – NSW is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of service delivery consistent with continuous quality improvements, including the (Vic) Department of Families Fairness & Housing (DFFH) and National Disability Standards, networking with agencies, hospitals, community services providers and other key stakeholders to support quality service delivery, maintaining timely and accurate records and complying with the policies and procedures of the organisation.

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be part of a team dedicated to providing excellent support to the community as a whole and those with Epilepsy. The Epilepsy Services Officer works closely with the Practice Leader, Epilepsy Support Workers and Education and Training Team members.

The Epilepsy Services Officer -NSW has responsibility for delivery of information, professional support and services to individuals and families living with epilepsy. The role also provides support, information and short-term case management and service coordination for clients presenting with numerous or complex scenarios. The ultimate goal is for the client to feel empowered to self-manage their epilepsy and to self-advocate.

Position Competencies/Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role the incumbent will need the confidence to deal with a diverse and changing work agenda with enthusiasm and flexibility.

5.1 Personal characteristics

  • Ability to work as part of a team and as a sole worker
  • Ability to build partnerships and work in a collaborative approach with government departments, agencies, hospitals, community services providers and other key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to people from diverse social-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds
  • Take responsibility to be aware of and operate in accordance with Epilepsy Foundation policy, procedures and guidelines
  • Demonstrate a capacity to work ethically.

5.2 Qualifications

A qualified social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist or an agreed equivalent, with proven case management experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work degree, Occupational Therapy or Psychology – with Clinical Qualification or an agreed equivalent
  • Experience in psychotherapy or family therapy an advantage
  • Current registration for relevant qualification and professional body

5.3 Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in client information provision and casework management
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting self-management and using a person-centred and strengths-based approach.
  • Impeccable personal standards for continuous quality improvement of services.

5.4 Professional & Technical Skills

  • Skills and experience to identify all aspect risk assessment, crisis management and planning strategies
  • High standards in report presentation and distribute as required to the Executive
  • Excellent organisational, planning and project management skills
  • Ability to work closely with administration and finance staff to ensure quality risk management, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Ability to prepare event programs and confirm all necessary preparations are in order
  • Ability to trouble shoot and solve issues relating to the successful execution of the event program
  • Ability to address post event debriefing sessions providing post event analysis, budget recaps and participant feedback and incorporate learning in future plans
  • Confident with computer systems and a user of standard business applications – Word, Excel, Outlook and Data Bases.

Salary range (total remuneration package): $82,000 – $92,000

Where To From Here

If you think you are right for this position see the position description at https://epilepsyfoundation.org.au/about-us/work-with-us/ and respond to the selection criteria in your resume together with a cover letter. Email to: Practice Leader, Monique Vromans mvromans@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Child Safe organisation


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