Federal Talent Hub Program


Applications NOW OPEN

Specialisterne Australia connects people with autism with employers who recognise their valuable contributions and talents. Applicants can demonstrate their skills and abilities, directly to employers in a practical, hands-on environment. This is conducted through a tailored workshop and assessment program.

Department of Human Services (DHS) – Fraud roles:

 

 

 

 

The Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department) is working with Specialisterne to attract the skills, talents and abilities of prospective people on the autism spectrum, who can contribute to their workforce. The department recognises every story counts. Each individual brings their own range of skills and perspectives to the workplace. The department values inclusion and diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential. The department values the mutual benefits to both the incoming candidates sourced through the Federal Talent Hub Melbourne and the valuable skills and abilities people on the autism spectrum can offer.

These opportunities include Data Support Analyst roles within the Internal Fraud Detection Team and the Tactical Intelligence Team.

The following skills and experience will be highly regarded, although are not essential for the role:

  • Obtained a Bachelor degree or TAFE qualification in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, Software Development or related discipline or have real-world experience in software development or testing practices
  • Qualifications or a strong interest in any of the following: Criminology, Policing, Intelligence, Cyber Security, Fraud and Financial Crime Trends, Programming/Coding
  • An understanding of programming languages and/or testing – Python, Java, SQL, C# and others desirable.

Other government roles:

We are seeking to fill a number of roles in Software Testing, Development Operations and Information Officers across a number of divisions.

The following skills and experience will be highly regarded, although are not essential for the role:

  • Obtained a Bachelor degree or TAFE qualification in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, Software Development or related discipline or have real-world experience in software development or testing practices
  • An understanding of programming languages and/or testing – Python, Java, SQL, C# and others desirable.

Applicant requirements for all roles:

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Autistic disorder, or PDD-NOS)
  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship
  • Must be able to attend the Specialisterne 4-week assessment phase (see below for more details) beginning Monday 18 November through to Friday 13 December 2019 (if you have existing commitments during this period please advise at time of application)
  • Successful candidates will be required to attend a 1-week transition to employment training week
  • Applicants must pass a national government security clearance https://www.defence.gov.au/AGSVA/factsheets-forms.asp
  • Applicants should live within a daily commutable distance of the Melbourne CBD or be happy to relocate at own expense. We encourage applicants from Australia-wide.

The application process:

Step 1 of application process

Send an email to applications.au@specialisterne.com including the following two things:

  • A letter of application, resume OR a document of any format that describes your experience (paid or unpaid), interests and skills related to the advertised roles.
  • Evidence of a positive ASD or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis i.e. Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.

Step 2 of application process

Complete the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWHYW3R

  • Applications close 2pm on Thursday the 7 November 2019. All applicants will be contacted and advised of the outcome on Friday the 8 November 2019 for the pre-selection workshop commencing on either Wednesday the 13 or Thursday 14 November 2019 between 10am and 4pm.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of your application within 48 hours, during normal working days (i.e. Monday-Friday).

The recruitment process:

Please note: Applications are open for individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Any individual aged 18 years or older with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, PDD-NOS, or Autistic disorder are eligible to apply.

Stage 1 of recruitment process

Complete the application (including Step 1 and Step 2 as above).

Stage 2 of recruitment process

  • Short listed applicants will be invited to complete a one-day workshop at 360 Collins Street, Melbourne.
  • The workshop will be held during the week and candidates will be allocated to participate on either Wednesday the 13 or Thursday the 14 November 2019 between 10am and 4pm.
  • All applicants who complete the workshops will be contacted and advised of the outcome of the workshops by 6pm Thursday 14 November 2019.
  • Applicants that are invited to the Training and Assessment Program will be invited to attend an information session on Friday 8 November 2019.

Stage 3 of recruitment process

  • Short listed applicants will be invited to complete a four-week training and assessment program at 360 Collins Street, Melbourne.
  • The training and assessment program will be held from the week beginning Monday the 18 November 2019 concluding on Friday the 13 December 2019.
  • All attendees of the assessment will be advised of the outcome of their application on Friday 20 December 2019.
  • Successful applications will begin work in January/February 2020.
  • Applicants at any stage who are not successful will be contacted by a member of the Specialisterne team and put in contact with local employment services.
Key Dates Date
Applications Open 23 October 2019
Applications Close 7 November 2019 at 2pm
Notification to attend Workshop 8 November 2019
Pre-Selection Workshop Dates 13 or 14 November 2019
Notification to attend Training & Assessment Program 14 November 2019
Training and Assessment Program 18 Nov – 13 Dec 2019
Commencement of Employment January/February 2020

More information:

A variety of adjustments are available to help you. Reasonable adjustment for people with a disability can be made to any area of employment.

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Giustino on nick.giustino@specialisterne.com or 0478 848 623.

Visit humanservices.gov.au/careers for more information on inclusion and diversity at DHS.

 

 

 

 

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