Want to work for a terrific organisation filled with truly inspirational people who achieve outstanding results?
Are you confident in your ability to approach strangers (hopefully soon friends) and cope with knock-backs?
Do you have experience with disability?
Come and help me change the world.
Together we can make a difference in the lives of people by finding people with disability meaningful work - I need people that will aim high (if you come to NOVA as a jobseeker your weekly hours of employment are almost double the National average - no advantage in the Star Ratings but does change lives).
Friday 7th of November from 6pm, here at St Marys - you have to book: 9833 2500 and it makes sense to do some research on specifically what we are looking for and that's possible by following the 'Positions Vacant' box top right of our Home Page
See you there.
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