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Aurora Neurodiversity Program 3 – 2022 (x8 roles): Melbourne-Dandenong, VIC

The Australian Federal Government Agency, Services Australia (the agency) is working with Specialisterne Australia to attract the skills, talents, and abilities of prospective people on the autism spectrum, who can contribute to their workforce.

The agency recognises every story counts. Each individual brings their own range of skills and perspectives to the workplace. The agency values inclusion and diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential. The agency values the mutual benefits to both the incoming candidates sourced through the Aurora Neurodiversity Program 2022 and the valuable skills and abilities people on the autism spectrum can offer.

Specialisterne Australia is excited to be partnering with Services Australia to deliver the Aurora Neurodiversity Program 2022.  We are looking to recruit individuals interested in cyber security, test engineer, technical engineer, solutions design and developer roles from our community of talented autistic candidates.

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

Specialisterne exists because autistic candidates are being overlooked for employment, largely due to the many barriers that autistic candidates come up against when competing for employment in typical recruitment practices.

Location of roles

All job roles are located in Dandenong and Melbourne CBD, Victoria.  Applicants should live within a commutable distance to the role/s being applied for. Applicants prepared to relocate to Victoria for employment through the Aurora Neurodiversity Program 2022 are encouraged to apply. 

 

Applicant Requirements

Must have

To apply for these roles, these things are essential:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism Spectrum Disorder; Asperger’s Syndrome; Autistic Disorder or PDD-NOS) ‘Specialisterne may be required to provide evidence of your diagnosis to Services Australia to confirm your eligibility for the program.’
  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship and agree to Services Australia background checks
  • All candidates must be able to undergo a police check, and some will require a government clearance.
  • Must be able to participate in the Specialisterne Australia Talent Program process

Nice to have

These things are not essential, but if you have them that’s great:

  • Motivated, focussed and strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills and demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, take initiative and work as part of a team environment
  • Obtained a TAFE Qualification or Bachelors Degree in Information Technology; Computer Science; Network Security; Data and Analytics; Mathematics; Statistics; Engineering; Business; Software Development; Cyber Security; Security; Administration; Project Management; or related disciplines or have relatable real-world experience in same or similar fields
  • A strong interest in any of the following: Systems Testing, Applications Development, Data Analytics, Systems Analysis, Business Analysis, Systems Administration, Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, Linux Docker, Kubernetes, DevOps, Networking, Engineering)
  • An understanding of programming languages and/or development and production environments – Python, Java, JavaScript, SQL, C#, .NET, Node.js/Express, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other desirable languages

Application Process

Before you can apply for jobs through Specialisterne Australia, you must first register with us as an eligible candidate using the form below.  You only need to do this once, existing candidates already registered using this form can proceed to login at the candidate portal.  To commence the registration process, please make sure you have the required documents stated below:

 

  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  1. Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Visa*. Accepted documents are one of the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Current Australian Passport
  • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency Visa in Australia (excluding bridging visas)

* please check individual role requirements for Citizenship requirmements 

NEW CANDIDATES

Upload your documents using the form provided on this page below.  A member of our team will check your eligibility and you will then be sent a link to complete an online application with Specialisterne Australia.  After you have completed your application, you will be sent a link to the candidate portal to upload supporting documents and apply for our jobs.

EXISTING CANDIDATES

If you have already registered as an eligible candidate with Specialisterne Australia using the form below, you can login to your account in the candidate portal to apply for the jobs or opportunities you are most interested in. A link to the candidate portal is contained in the form provided on this page below.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a 1-day practical screening workshop where they will find out more about the roles and undertake activities and assessments to determine their suitability for the various opportunities.

At the conclusion of the Talent Program activities, successful candidates will be offered employment. If you are unsuccessful, you may be considered for other Specialisterne opportunities.

Activities will be delivered in-person and online in a virtual assessment centre environment and therefore candidates are expected to have use of their own computer with a webcam and microphone, and have access to the internet in order to participate.

At Specialisterne Australia our values are Respect, Clarity, Accommodation, and Accessibility. We keep these in mind in all that we do.  We work with our partner employers to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce.  To support you further throughout your journey, we provide a mentor and buddy, and we work with you to tailor an individual plan to accommodate your needs in the workplace, also providing a period of support for both you and your future employer, ensuring a successful transition into your new role.

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Australia. Our partner employers do not handle applications directly for these opportunities.

More information:

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Aurora Neurodiversity Program

A pathway for people with autism to start their career in the Australian Public Service (APS) with opportunities in Services Australia.

The Aurora Neurodiversity Program (the Program) recognises the unique skills and talents people who are neurodivergent can bring to work. The Program seeks to improve career outcomes and offers professional development and work experience by providing a gateway to the APS.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AS AN ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE

PLEASE BEGIN YOUR REGISTRATION USING THE FORM BELOW

Check out some of our other opportunities below

 

Transport for NSW Tailored Talent Program 2022

Specialisterne Australia is delighted to be partnering again with Transport for NSW to deliver the Transport for NSW Tailored Talent Program 2022!

Through this program we are looking to recruit individuals interested in the areas of data analysis, systems engineering, project management and administration from our community of autistic candidates.

Reporting Officer: Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Reporting Officer from our community of autistic candidates.

The role generates and implements effective and informative reports to clearly demonstrate business performance outcomes, and stakeholder and customer benefits relating to a number of social procurement policies. The role also provides high level administrative and communications support to contribute toward the effective operation of the social procurement and industry development team, and alignment to the wider Sydney Metro Workforce Development & Industry Participation strategy.

The Reporting Officer will be responsible for the effective reporting and using the performance management tool to ensure the successful monitoring of workforce development and industry participation targets.

APS5 Project Officer (EPO): Melbourne, VIC

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for a Project Officer from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

The Enterprise Project Office (EPO) enables the coordination of the agency’s portfolio of registered programmes and projects. The EPO manages the agency’s Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Framework and practices and provides support for registered programmes and projects. The EPO also provides portfolio reporting and analysis to strategic committees.

You will be an integral component of the Reporting team working to support the development of Executive reporting products. This is an exciting time to be coming on board as we take steps to fundamentally rethink P3M reporting. This role will offer a wide variety of work which is both challenging and fulfilling, opening up a multitude of opportunities for the right person.

APS5 Project Officer (DIP): Dandenong, VIC

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for a Project Officer from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

The Debt and Integrity projects (DIP) Division is responsible for delivering a transformation agenda that includes supporting to modernise our business and services. Our transformation agenda emphasises the user experience of welfare customers and our staff, embracing digital and data opportunities, and investing in our people.

The Debt and Integrity projects (DIP) Division has an exciting opportunity in the Customer Solutions and Co-Design (CSCD) team for a project officer.

Project Coordinator: Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Project Coordinator from our community of autistic candidates.

The Project Coordinator will work collaboratively with project teams and coordinates the development of project related information for the efficient and on-time delivery of projects.

The role performs project management coordination and support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of a range of projects in line with established objectives.

Data Analyst: Sydney, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Data Analyst from our community of autistic candidates.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for achieving and maintaining high standards of service delivery in liaison with clients and team members, managing time and prioritising issues, and dealing with work peaks and pressures.

The role requires a good level of attention to detail but has very strong support around it where the team member can seek assistance.

The role will also involve tasks that are repetitive and follow routines.
While the role requires good knowledge of working with data and analytics, regular training will be provided to become familiar with our processes and systems.

Systems Engineer – Entry Level (Grade 7): Macquarie Park, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Systems Engineer – Entry Level from our community of autistic candidates.

The primary purpose of the role is to support projects in the tailoring and implementation of Systems Engineering methodologies to ensure business needs are articulated clearly and that solutions developed meet functional, engineering and safety standards.

The Systems Engineer – Entry Level will develop a sound understanding of the breadth and complexities of the project activities across Technical Services and the operating environment. They will work cooperatively and proactively with organisations interfacing with the project and build solid working relationships and partnerships.

APS4-6 Analyst Officer: Melbourne, VIC

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for an Analyst Officer from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

The Requirements Management team is responsible for assisting the project’s delivery teams to define requirements for software development, ensure the project’s compliance to the agency’s requirements frameworks, and provide general analyst support for project delivery. They work under the general direction of senior staff and in multi-disciplinary delivery teams.

The Analyst Officer works across a range of business areas and provide support to delivery teams by assisting in collecting, designing, analysing and reporting information. They analyse datasets with a variety of tools to research and solve organisational issues and identify trends and insights in support of organisational outcomes.

APS4 Associate Rules Developer (x2 roles): Melbourne, VIC

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for an Associate Rules Developer from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

Services Australia are transforming the way government delivers welfare services to Australians, taking advantage of new and emerging technology to provide services that are simple to use and targeted to customer needs.

he Rules Developer team is responsible for assisting the project’s delivery team to analyse, develop, enhance, integrate, review, test, maintain, and document new entitlements rules in support of business and technical requirements.

Project Manager: Macquarie Park, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Project Manager from our community of autistic candidates.

The role leads and delivers high level project support to ensure the efficient functioning of the senior executive management and their respective Division. This includes managing all cross-functional issues affecting the group such as safety, financial, project processes, reporting, strategic planning and organisational improvement.

The Project Manager will guide and co-ordinate the project planning process for the Division, ensuring alignment with corporate strategies and initiatives.

APS4 Intelligence Support Officer (x2 roles): Melbourne, VIC

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for Intelligence Support Officers from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

The Intelligence and Investigations Branch is primarily involved in detecting and investigating cases of fraud relating to Medicare, Child Support and welfare programs. The Real Time Analysis team’s primary focus is on preventing fraud and protect the Australian public by providing a timely, and effective pre-payment analysis functionality. To do this we undertake near real-time checks on claims before they are paid to determine if the claim involves fraud.

One of the goals of the Real Time Analysis team is to act as an APS4 entry point for Intelligence Analysts into the branch, providing a development pathway for staff to progress to other Intelligence teams. The team is fun with plenty of tasks for you to learn and try new things. Come along and join us!

Project Development Officer: Parramatta, NSW

We are excited to partner with Transport for NSW in their search for a Project Development Officer from our community of autistic candidates.

The role is responsible for supporting the early development of road and bridge infrastructure projects through to completion of the detailed concept design and environmental approval.

The Project Development Officer is responsible for working effectively within large project teams to support project development staff in achieving optimum project outcomes.

Aurora Neurodiversity Program

Aurora Neurodiversity Program 3 – 2022 (x8 roles): Melbourne-Dandenong, VIC

Specialisterne Australia is excited to be partnering with Services Australia (the agency) to deliver the Aurora Neurodiversity Program 2022. We are looking to recruit individuals interested in cyber security, test engineer, technical engineer, solutions design and developer roles from our community of talented autistic candidates.

The agency recognises every story counts. Each individual brings their own range of skills and perspectives to the workplace.

The agency values inclusion and diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential.

APS5 Data Analyst: Dandenong, VIC

We are excited to partner with Services Australia in their Aurora Neurodiversity Program, for a Data Analyst from within our community of talented autistic candidates.

You will be working in a team who is responsible for the collection, analysis and reporting data for an entire Division.

The Data Analyst understands customer’s data requirements and can analyse matching scenarios within the data management tools. They support the control of data management processes and perform administrative, technical, and customising tasks in the data environment.

As an integral part of a data analytics team, you will be involved across several projects, with duties ranging from data collation, analytics, stakeholder management, data visualisation, to provide support to initiative leads across the Debt and Integrity Projects Division.

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