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Support Coordinator

Advertiser: Wallara Australia LtdMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Aug 2019
Location
Melbourne, Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

Not just a career… ON A MISSION to make social change happen for people with different abilities!

How we roll:

  • Be creative and push the boundaries
  • Think client first
  • Do the right thing
  • Together we make a difference
  • Have fun and celebrate awesomeness

Wallara Australia is a highly innovative non-profit organisation based in South East Melbourne. We promote social inclusion through creative initiatives that deepen relationships and create real impact in society for Australia's largest minority group – people with disability.

We deliver support differently; our support coaches are unique and bring their own talents to their support role.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Support Coordinator to join our team in a part time capacity (22.5 hours per week, days and times negotiable, flexible arrangements available).

Your responsibilities will include delivering on projects and operational tasks in the areas of:

  • Understanding and interpreting NDIS legislation and funding including the NDIS price guide & the NDIS Outcomes Framework
  • Supporting participants to understand supports in their plan and utilise networks and resources to identify, link and coordinate supports for participants including community, informal and funded supports
  • Empower participants to activate their NDIS plans and ensuring outcomes are met through their allocated support coordination hours 

If you are proactive, creative, an innovative thinker and really up for a new challenge to sink your teeth into, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Minimum of 1 year previous experience in Support Coordination
  • A strong understanding of the NDIS and disability sector
  • Experience in supporting participants to secure accommodation (SIL/SDA or private rental) will be highly regarded
  • A passion for supporting people with disabilities to achieve the best they can – bring your special talents to their experience!
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to prevent and resolve issues and to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to advocate and promote community inclusion and person centred support that exceeds standards and is delivered within the available resources – be creative!
  • Effective written communication skills and computer literacy in order to complete appropriate documentation
  • Resourceful and innovative approach to creating opportunities for those we support – make social change happen
  • Experience in delivering on individualised plans
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to think laterally
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Commitment to exceptional service delivery and a demonstrated professional approach to work
  • Commitment to the principles of WHS, EEO, Cultural Diversity and all relevant legislation

A copy of the position description is available on our website www.wallara.com.au 

Must haves

  • Right to work in Australia
  • Mandatory police check and Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) check will be conducted
  • Full Victorian drivers licence and have regular access to a car
  • Certificate in First Aid Level 2 + CPR
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Certificate IV in Disability, Community Services, Individual Support or equivalent qualification) is essential

Work perks

  • A supportive and collaborative work culture
  • Competitive salary including salary packaging options
  • Professional development and training
  • Career opportunities and pathways
  • Access to employee benefits and discounts

How to apply

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding role please apply through Seek by COB 26 August 2019. Applications must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria. For any queries, please contact Naomi on 9767 3317 or wallarahr@wallara.com.au Please note only applications that meet the criteria will be considered.

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the requirements of the position.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a support coordinator?
  • Have you completed a qualification in disability?
  • Do you own or have regular access to a car?
  • Do you have customer service experience?

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