Wild Rumpus Community Services is a Geelong-based disability service provider supporting children and young people who have a disability. In a short 6 years we have been in operation we have established a solid reputation, and now support over 200 children and young people through a range of innovative programs. In addition to this we have also established our Skill Development Hub in Central Geelong, providing additional capacity-building opportunities for young people with additional needs.
We are currently looking for more individuals to join our team - but what we are looking for is quite specific...
Wild Rumpus has been founded by someone who spent the past 15 years working in disability services - so understands what it's like working in the sector. We have been established by disability support workers who could see the need to do things differently and raise expectations for the benefit of the participants we support.
We're looking for passionate and innovative individuals who have gained highly sought-after skills in the disability sector. Wild Rumpus has a focus on being creative and dreaming up new ways/programs of supporting people to empower them to have the most opportunities in the future. At Wild Rumpus employees are equal members of a team with a shared goal - not a workplace where employees are dictated to by a bloated management system. Everyone at Wild Rumpus is a disability support worker - we have no team members who are exclusively office-based, as we understand that directly supporting people is the MOST important role.
We think working with people with a disability can be really fun - which gives us the energy to keep passionate about what we do. Supporting groups of young people in the community is both mentally and physically demanding, and our team need to be able to "bounce back" and manage this demand over consecutive days. We hold ourselves and eachother to high expectation.
We are looking for particular people who have particular skills/beliefs - not neccessarily those who have years of experience in the sector. We're looking for the next generation of disability support workers. See the WR Values & Beliefs.
We’re particularly looking for staff who have skills/experience/interest in supporting younger children (5-12 years). This will be an area of growth for our service in the next few years.
Cert IV in Disability Work (or equivalent, or intent to study if successful)
Working With Children's Check
Agree to a National Police Check
Experience - whether in disability services, life, or a related sector
Ability to take initiative and actively engage with young people
Strong work ethic (there are lots of lazy disability support workers around)
Flexibility in availability - able to work out of school hours and weekends
Because Wild Rumpus is focused on being the next generation of disability support providers, we have developed a new model which we call our Marketplace. Our Marketplace-model means there is a greater correlation between the skills of the support worker, and the opportunities they have access to. Although we love our Marketplace, we encourage you to learn more about Marketplace before applying.
We normally conduct a recruitment of staff every 3 months, and our next recruitment round will begin on the 1st of February. We suggest you get your application in to us before this time.