Supported Open Employment Coach

Job No: VIN2989
Location: Stanmore and various NSW locations

  • Rare Opportunity to Make a Difference in a Purpose-Led Organisation 
  • Newly created max term, full-time and part-time opportunities
  • Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging Tax Free Benefits 

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose values  it is to shape a more just and compassionate society. 

The Society recognises the value of an inclusive work environment and believes that our diversity is a strength in the work we do with our local communities. 


Newly created role at Vinnies NSW as a Support Open Employment Coach, where you will establish and drive a culture of disability confidence to ensure delivery of effective and efficient services with core focus on quality, flexibility, customised service designed for people living with disability. You will provide on the job coaching, support and mentoring, to build participants capability to meet their employment goals.

Your responsibilities:

  • Implement participants individual development plans in the workplace, providing individualised on the job training, support and coaching to them in achieving their employment goals.
  • Support as required with participants employment onboarding, training, appraisal and professional development review processes.
  • Complete initial and ongoing appropriate assessments, including risk assessments and identify job customisation opportunities at various workplaces.
  • Facilitate and support activities that build economic and social inclusion for people with a disability.
  • Contribute and support the implementation of a disability confident workplace with all stakeholders.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders that promote an inclusive employment environment for people with a disability.
  • Ensure that participant support is consistent with the NDIS principles and the Quality and Safeguard Commission requirements, including demonstrating support consistent with person-centred practices and positive behaviour support practices.
  • Work with participants to increase capacity, independence, and community connections.
  • Ensure relevant and appropriate participant information is communicated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Maintain records, data collection and reports in a professional manner as per service policy.


You will need: 

  • Three COVID-19 Vaccinations are required for this position as you will be working within The Disability Sector and the Australian Government have mandated that all employees within this sector required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Minimum certificate III in Disability Services Sector or equivalent or working towards obtaining alongside experience in the disability services sector
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of person-centred services to clients, including customer services skills.
  • Ability to use sound judgement and respond appropriately in complex work environments
  • Demonstrated ability to use client database and Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and Outlook etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining quality control procedures and ability to adapt these skills to existing Vinnies Services policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders from a range of backgrounds, needs and experiences.
  • High-level interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a multifunctional team and to interact with a broad cross-section of people, as well as the ability to work independently.
  • NDIS Worker Screening and the Certificate of completion for The NDIS Worker Orientation Module – Quality, Safety & You or willingness to obtain Certificate of completion.


 Submit your application with a resume, for more about the role, see Position Description

If you have questions about this role, please email Jessica Davidson on, quoting: Employment Coach/VIN2989


St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) welcomes people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check. A health / medical assessment may be required for some roles.

    St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination. Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment. 



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