Now Hiring: Seizure and Epilepsy Support Adviser

Seizure and Epilepsy Support Adviser – Full Time or 0.8/0.9 EFT

Well-developed knowledge of epilepsy is not required but a strong willingness to learn is essential.

  • Transform your Social Worker, Psychologist, Occupational Therapy, Community Disability Case Work (or similar) skills and experience to support people living with epilepsy
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements: Work from our Surrey Hills (Vic) office, a combination of onsite and working from home; or your own working from home environment in NSW
  • Salary packaging
  • Environmentally conscious workplace

We’re extending our reach to create an Epilepsy Smart Australia and have a number of new Seizure and Epilepsy Support Adviser positions available. The Epilepsy Foundation is accepting applications from suitably qualified people located in NSW or Victoria.

ABOUT US

The Epilepsy Foundation’s mission is to reduce the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives.

We are dedicated to supporting people with epilepsy and those that care for them. Our Vision is: 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

You enjoy working as part of a team and are experienced in the provision of support that has a person centred, strengths-based approach. You want to ensure the wellbeing of those with a diagnosis of epilepsy along with their carers and family members. You believe in empowering clients in self-management and are passionate about ensuring great outcomes for people with Epilepsy and those that support them by providing practical and emotional support.  If you are all of this, you may be just the person the Epilepsy Foundation is looking for.

The positions are offered on a full time basis however 0.8 or 0.9 EFT will be considered. Reporting to the Practice Leader this role offers challenge, opportunity and the chance to work with a dedicated, talented and supportive team. Well-developed knowledge of epilepsy is not required but a strong willingness to learn is essential. The successful applicant/s will receive appropriate supports and equipment to enable them to work from home.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

You will be part of a dynamic team that provides professional, caring, empathetic support (mostly telephone-based). With the knowledge you bring with you ; and the knowledge we will support you to learn about Epilepsy you will be able to support clients to meet their goals in understanding and managing their epilepsy.

WHO YOU’LL BE WORKING WITH

You will be part of a team dedicated to providing excellent support to the community as a whole and those with Epilepsy. The Seizure and Epilepsy Support Adviser (SESA) Team will consist of the Practice Leader and other SESAs with whom you will be working closely, together with members of our Education & Training; and National Epilepsy Support Service (NESS) Teams. This is an NDIS risk-assessed role and safety checks apply.

WHERE TO FROM HERE

If you think you are right for one of these positions and would really love to work with us, obtain the position description here.

Make enquiries to Practice Leader, Monique Vromans on email mvromans@epilepsyfoundation.org.au or send a cover letter to Monique with your resume making sure that you respond to the selection criteria in the position description.

Applications must be received by 11.59 pm Thursday 3rd February 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.

Epilepsy Foundation is an EEO employer and child safe organisation.

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.

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