Packaging Supervisor | Dundas

Wesley Social Enterprises

  • full-time position
  • based in Dundas, NSW
  • attractive salary packaging benefits
  • supervision of supported employees and packing warehouse operations
  • ensure documentation is maintained & all relevant guidelines adhered.

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Packing has been supporting employees living with a disability to achieve growth and satisfaction in a meaningful workplace for nearly 50 years. Focusing on the business’ supported employees through role modelling, training and support, Wesley Packaging provides contract packing services to a diverse group of customers. With Therapeutic Goods Administration and Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Licences, compliance includes detailed completion of documentation daily.

A fast paced and dedicated commercial business, the service retains a focus on providing real employment for close to 80 employees with intellectual disabilities. We do all the good we can to support our employees to develop skills, enjoy a socially inclusive workplace, and fulfil their workplace and social goals.

About the role

Our service is looking to employ a Supervisor to join our team dedicated to fostering the vocational lives of our supported employees. You will have experience or an interest in working with people with intellectual disabilities and supporting them to achieve goals. You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and be able to troubleshoot and adapt daily to the many challenges of this role. You may be supervising an individual employee, a group of employees, or providing support to the Training & Placement Coordinator to prepare employees for competency and wage assessments.

Completion of documentation is an important part of this role, both for the development of our employees and the completion of accredited packaging tasks.

The successful applicant will:

  • work effectively within a team environment
  • be willing to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and enthusiastically advocate our Word and deed ministry
  • demonstrate ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • have a passion for supporting people living with a disability to achieve their maximum potential
  • work quickly and with a keen eye for detail
  • maintain a clean and ordered workspace
  • support employees with often challenging behaviours to complete their work
  • follow direction from the Production Coordinator and/or the Production Manager.

Essential criteria

  • experience or ability to work with people with an intellectual disability
  • good literacy and numeracy skills
  • able to complete detailed paperwork with an eye for detail
  • high regard for Work Health and Safety, particularly around manual handling
  • ability and willingness to complete GMP training annually
  • ability and willingness to complete First Aid Training
  • ability and willingness to perform repetitive and manual tasks
  • ability to identify faulty goods and to bring to the attention of management
  • hold or willing to obtain within 12 months of commencement a Certificate 3 in Disabilities (or equivalent).

 Desirable criteria

  • experience working with people with an intellectual disability
  • experience working in a GMP environment
  • current Forklift Licence, and demonstrated experience driving a forklift in a warehouse setting
  • current Class C Manual Drivers Licence.

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Supported Employment Grade 7, plus superannuation and leave entitlements. Other benefits/entitlements include:

  • First Aid allowance (when qualified)
  • salary packaging.

Closing date

27th November 2022 by 5pm.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing ALL the selection criteria. Applications not addressing the selection criteria may be overlooked.

Please submit your application to:

Rick Lyddiard, Head of Social Enterprise, Wesley Social Enterprise

Email: rick.lyddiard@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which our clients feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number, a NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Criminal History Record Check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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