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Applying for a position

To apply for an Ability WA role you need to submit your application online. Click on the link within the job advertisement and upload your resume and a covering letter.

Your resume is your marketing document so it is critical that it highlights what you have achieved in your career. Your resume does not need to be fancy to have impact - the rule of thumb is to "keep it simple". Your resume should include your contact details, a summary of your skills, education, professional memberships and your work history in with your most recent role first. Highlighting specific examples of past successes and achievements in your resume assists us in determining the value and experience that you could add to Ability WA.

A cover letter assists your application by communicating to us why you are motivated to apply for the role and what value you feel you can bring to Ability WA. It also helps to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements for the position.

Application review and screening

Your application will be reviewed by the hiring manager against the essential requirements for the position. As part of our screening process, we may contact you to provide additional information or to conduct an informal phone interview.

Formal interview

If you are shortlisted for the position you will be invited to participate in a formal interview.

We conduct skill-based interviews which means at the interview we will ask you to demonstrate your capability and experience for the role with specific examples from your experience.

Ideally, we are looking for you to be able to think about a particular experience you have had, summarise the context of the situation and step us through the actions you took to achieve the outcome. Prior to attending the interview, you should think about past experiences that illustrate the skills and experience required for the position.

Additional testing

Depending on the role, you may be asked to prepare a presentation for the selection panel, undertake further online testing or complete a work test relevant to the duties of the position.

You may also be asked to undertake a second interview.

Reference checking

As part of the recruitment process, you will need to provide the contact details of at least two professional referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor.

Pre-employment checks

National Police Certificate (NPC)

Successful applicants are required to provide a NPC no older than six months prior to commencement. The cost of obtaining a NPC will be at the expense of the applicant. Employees are required to renew their NPC every three years.

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Screening Check

Successful applicants are required to provide a NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencement. The cost of obtaining this check will be at the expense of the applicant and is valid for five years and transferable within the Disability Sector. For more information please click here.

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Worker Orientation Module Certificate

Successful applicants are required to provide a NDIS Worker Orientation Module Certificate prior to commencement. There is no cost attached to this Certificate.

Western Australian Driver’s Licence

Successful applicants are required to provide a valid WA Driver's licence.

Working With Children Check (WWCC) (if applicable)

Where a current WWCC is required for the position, this may be provided as part of your application, otherwise it must be provided during the recruitment process. The cost of obtaining a WWCC will be at the expense of the applicant. Employees will be required to renew their WWCC every three years.

Evidence of right to work in Australia (if applicable)

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in Australia.

Success

If you are successful in the recruitment process, your appointment will be formalised with the issue and acceptance of a contract to outline the conditions of your employment. You will be invited to attend orientation and induction and undertake relevant comprehensive training to be successful in your new role.