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NDIS Local Area Coordinator - Illawarra/Shoalhaven

Advertiser: Uniting Care NSW ACT3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (88 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
14 Feb 2020
Location
Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
Salary
Competitive salary + salary packaging benefits
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

NDIS Local Area Coordinator - Illawarra/Shoalhaven

About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve, no matter where they are at in their life.

About the role

Uniting LAC Program have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Local Area Coordinator in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2020.

The NDIS Partners in the Community Program for Local Area Coordination (LAC) Services works in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to assist people with disability, their families and carers to achieve tangible outcomes, exercise choice and control and engage with the National Disability Insurance Schemes (NDIS).

Your role as Local Area Coordinator is to assist people to navigate the NDIS. You will guide people in their options for putting their NDIS plan into action and build capacity to make informed choices. You are able to explain the NDIS and ensure people with disability, their families and carers can be connected to existing community activities and Mainstream Services. You will be working with individuals who do and do not have NDIS plans.

Key responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge and application of human rights based approaches in the disability sector
  • Deliver services in line with Uniting culture that promotes a person centred approach and outcomes, reflecting the right of people with a disability to exercise choice and control over all aspects of their lives
  • Support people with disabilities, their families and carers connect to community activities and mainstream services
  • Have a thorough understanding of the ILC Policy Framework
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well within a team that adapts quickly due to a changing environment
  • Provide services that address customer and community needs and that are in alignment with Disability Standards and support quality and safeguarding frameworks including the LAC Quality Management Framework
  • Use a range of communication and influencing techniques to effectively handle complex, sensitive matters involving a range of people including staff, customers and community stakeholders including the handling of complaints
  • Ensure adherence to reporting, documentation and business administration requirements
  • Support the Team Leader to implement the Uniting and LAC Services strategic and operational plans within the district

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Working with Children Check clearance
  • National Criminal History Check clearance
  • Have a full valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work flexibly to potentially include after-hours and weekends
  • Be willing to travel within and between Uniting LAC Districts as required
  • A minimum of 12 months lived experience of disability and/or work experience in the community services sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined
  • Possess good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence
  • Demonstrate self-leadership and utilise your excellent time management skills to meet deadlines

Even better:
  • Qualifications in the community services sector e.g. disability, allied health, social work and community development
  • More than 12 months experience working in the sector

Benefits & Culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Salary packaging (visit http://www.salary.com.au for more information)
  • Paid travel entitlements
  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills
  • An accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing
  • Ongoing career development opportunities

How to apply

Click the application buttonbelow if you are interested in this amazing opportunity to make a difference.



Employment with Uniting LAC Program is subject to satisfactory background checks which include Reference Checks, State and National Police Checks and entry level checks conducted by DHS.
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About us

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve, no matter where they are at in their life.

About the role

Uniting LAC Program have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Local Area Coordinator in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2020.

The NDIS Partners in the Community Program for Local Area Coordination (LAC) Services works in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to assist people with disability, their families and carers to achieve tangible outcomes, exercise choice and control and engage with the National Disability Insurance Schemes (NDIS).

Your role as Local Area Coordinator is to assist people to navigate the NDIS. You will guide people in their options for putting their NDIS plan into action and build capacity to make informed choices. You are able to explain the NDIS and ensure people with disability, their families and carers can be connected to existing community activities and Mainstream Services. You will be working with individuals who do and do not have NDIS plans.

Key responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge and application of human rights based approaches in the disability sector
  • Deliver services in line with Uniting culture that promotes a person centred approach and outcomes, reflecting the right of people with a disability to exercise choice and control over all aspects of their lives
  • Support people with disabilities, their families and carers connect to community activities and mainstream services
  • Have a thorough understanding of the ILC Policy Framework
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well within a team that adapts quickly due to a changing environment
  • Provide services that address customer and community needs and that are in alignment with Disability Standards and support quality and safeguarding frameworks including the LAC Quality Management Framework
  • Use a range of communication and influencing techniques to effectively handle complex, sensitive matters involving a range of people including staff, customers and community stakeholders including the handling of complaints
  • Ensure adherence to reporting, documentation and business administration requirements
  • Support the Team Leader to implement the Uniting and LAC Services strategic and operational plans within the district

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Working with Children Check clearance
  • National Criminal History Check clearance
  • Have a full valid driver’s license
  • Be able to work flexibly to potentially include after-hours and weekends
  • Be willing to travel within and between Uniting LAC Districts as required
  • A minimum of 12 months lived experience of disability and/or work experience in the community services sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organised, systematic, thorough, accurate and disciplined
  • Possess good skills at navigating a complex organisation, forging relationships, and managing through influence
  • Demonstrate self-leadership and utilise your excellent time management skills to meet deadlines

Even better:
  • Qualifications in the community services sector e.g. disability, allied health, social work and community development
  • More than 12 months experience working in the sector

Benefits & Culture

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer who supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Salary packaging (visit http://www.salary.com.au for more information)
  • Paid travel entitlements
  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills
  • An accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing
  • Ongoing career development opportunities

How to apply

Click the application buttonbelow if you are interested in this amazing opportunity to make a difference.



Employment with Uniting LAC Program is subject to satisfactory background checks which include Reference Checks, State and National Police Checks and entry level checks conducted by DHS.

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