- Job no: XD8EH
Do you want to work with a leading purpose driven, community-based organisation and make a real positive difference?
SSI’s vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families to reach their potential.
Recruitment/ Talent Pool
We are creating a recruitment pool for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available across Settlement Services International for filling over the next 3-6 months.
Please note a recruitment pool (also known as a talent pool) is a group of candidates who have undergone a rigorous assessment process and have satisfied the pre-established standards for a role or type of role.
This Pool is being created for Local Area Coordinator. As a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) at SSI, you will be the heartbeat of the NDIA in your local community, working with people with disability and their families to access and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Our work is varied and diverse, and it will see you connecting with people from all walks of life.
About the Team
Settlement Services International (SSI) has recently been advised of our successful tender to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme Partners in the Community Program (PITC), in the for the next three years. The program provides for Local Area Coordination (LAC) services to assist participants in developing or reviewing support plans as well as extensive work in the community to promote inclusion and opportunities for people to access mainstream service.
- Supporting participants in the development of goal-based, individualised plans which support their strengths, skills, and interest
- Guiding participants to identify what current and future supports they require
- Scheduling appointments for the LAC team and NDIS planning meeting
- Providing information to participants and their representatives to identify their goals and aspirations
- Guiding and assisting people with disability to build capacity and explore options for self-direction, self-management, self-advocacy
- Building and maintaining positive partnerships with the wider community to refer participants to a diverse range of service providers
You possess proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities. You have demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision, manage a variety of tasks and display personal drive and integrity. All LAC Planners need to have the willingness to travel and work flexible hours and in a range of locations across areas and regions as required.
- Bachelor equivalent qualification in relevant or related field e.g. Psychology, Social Work or Allied Health or Qualification in disability/community services with equivalent experience working with people with complex needs
- Demonstrated experience in work closely with participants to identify what current and future supports are required to make progress with a persons goals and aspirations.
- Proven experience conducting planning conversations with participants to create plans to support the goal of living an ordinary life
- Ability to provide relevant in-language information, advice on Disability and NDIS
If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating an impact for communities who need your support, we would love to hear from you!
About our Benefits
- Salary packaging options to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free meaning more take-home pay!
- Industry leading flexible working arrangement supported to work from home and office, including 9-day fortnight;
- Access to in-house training and learning opportunities for professional development and growth.
- Access to our inhouse wellbeing programs
- Working alongside professional and dedicated team members all wanting to make a difference in our communities.
Applying for the Role
Apply by submitting a current resume which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. If you would like further information about the role, contact the talent team on email@example.com.
Applications Close Date: 2 December 2022
SSI strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.
SSI is a Disability Confident Recruiter, and our Talent Acquisition team can also assist in; providing alternative formats to apply, making adjustments to the recruitment process and offering information about workplace adjustments and support network
- Closed 2 months ago - 02 Dec 2022