Local Area Coordinator - Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne

Hours: Ongoing positions

Location: Multiple ongoing positions available in the Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne areas.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Local Area Coordinator to empower people with disability.


Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood of St Laurence drives changes that promotes a compassionate and fair society where everyone has a sense of belonging. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), administering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll-out is partnering with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in the North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland, Bayside Peninsula, Brimbank Melton and Western Melbourne areas.

LAC is pivotal in the NDIS, providing planning coordination and capacity building support for people with disability to maximise their choice and control over services they receive to live an ordinary life. This role also supports people with disability to access mainstream services and to increase the community’s capacity to be accessible to people with disability.

Main responsibilities of the role:  

We are looking for people who have a positive approach to disability, regardless of your professional background. You may be working in the disability field currently or are outside of the sector and looking for a new role to challenge you, we welcome an application form you! Your highly developed customer service and relationship building skills, as well as your strong work ethic will see you improve the lives of people living with a disability. Priding yourself on your approachable nature and ability to be a team player, you enjoy interacting with a wide range of people. Don’t miss out on these outstanding opportunities at the centre of some of the biggest changes in the disability sector in Australia’s history!

People with lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To meet the selection criteria candidate will require:

  • a positive approach to disability regardless of professional background
  • highly developed customer service and relationship building skills
  • a strong work ethic
  • an approachable nature and ability to be a team player
  • enjoying interacting with a wide range of people.
  • proven ability to effectively use and suggest improvements for the use of technology in the workplace
  • demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood and the scheme.

Desirable:

  • experience in customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community will be highly regarded.

Salary will be in the range of $67,701 to $76,917 per annum plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging options are available.

For further information about the role please view the Local Area Coordinator position description (PDF, 268kb).


To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire. When completing this, please ensure you specify the area to which you are applying (Brimbank / West Melbourne.) Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting.
Email written applications to: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au You will receive an automated response via email once your application is complete. We will be in touch over the next 15 working days with an update, this may be via email or phone.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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