NDIS Support Coordinator

About the Opportunity

Have you always wanted to work with an organisation that challenges existing ideas and practices that limit the lives of people who have a disability?  Do you have a passion for seeing people with intellectual disabilities grow and take their place as equal members of their community and have their fundamental human rights respected? If so, then Inclusion Melbourne would like to hear from you.

We are seeking a creative, well organised person with natural leadership and strong team work skills to fill this fixed term (12 month)  full time position with the potential for ongoing employment.  You will be highly adaptable, creative, easy going and an excellent communicator.  You will apply your enthusiasm, positivity and empathy as you work with people and their families to imagine and build better lives for people with intellectual disabilities.

About the role

As an NDIS Support Coordinator you will focus on supporting people with disabilities in the NEMA area (north east metropolitan area) and  eastern area of  Melbourne.  You will support the interface between people with a disability and the broader community.  You will have the responsibility to ensure the implementation of participant’s plans and the achievement of their goals.

To achieve these outcomes you will:-

  • Locate, coordinate, manage and or facilitate a range of supports and support providers to meet identified needs;
  • Connect participants with mainstream and specialists supports;
  • Coordinate participants’ plans to enable greater independence as well as increased social and economic participation.

You will need to have a strong understanding of the NDIS and the role of an NDIS Support Coordinator.

Position Requirements:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in the disability field;
  • Experience in case management or similar role
  • Detailed working knowledge of the NDIS and the Support Coordinator role
  • Experience in managing and supporting  staff and or volunteers
  • A sound understanding of and experience in providing /coordinating inclusive community based services for people with disabilities;
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence and use of a roadworthy vehicle;
  • Must be eligible to work in Australia
  • A deep commitment to supporting people with disabilities to pursue their dreams.

Salary

Salary is based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 depending on qualifications and experience.  Generous salary packaging benefits to increase your take home pay.

Safety screening checks

Prospective candidates will need to undergo a series of safety screening checks before appointment to any position with Inclusion Melbourne.   Inclusion Melbourne’s recruitment procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of the people we support. Safety screening includes a National Police history check, proof of identity and a check of employment history.  Applicants who have lived overseas for 12 months or longer during the past 10 years are required to provide the results of an international police check.

You will also be subject to a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check.  This is a check of an individual’s name against a DHHS database that records individuals who pose a proven risk to the health, safety or welfare of people with a disability.  If your name is on the list, you will be ineligible to work for Inclusion Melbourne.

Further Information

For more information regarding this position, please telephone Carmine Laghi on (03) 9509 4266

Position Description

Please click for a copy of the NDIS Support Coordinator Position Description

How to Apply

Please complete the on-line application form on the “Apply Now” page , attach your resume and a covering letter that addresses the key selection criteria.

An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application, if the auto reply has not been received.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inclusion Melbourne is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse needs of the people we support.  Inclusion Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a disability, and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and the LGBTIQ community.