Local Area Coordinator
Hours: Ongoing positions
Location: Multiple ongoing positions are available in Bayside Peninsula, Hume and North East Melbourne areas.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Local Area Coordinator to play a key role in helping to improve the lives of people with disability.
Summary of program and its objectives
The Brotherhood of St Laurence drives change 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 and Bayside Peninsula 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 the services they receive to live an ordinary life. This role also supports people with disability to access mainstream services and to increase our 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; regardless of your background we welcome an application from 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 and the freedom that comes with not being tied to a desk. 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 a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To meet the selection criteria candidate will require:
- relevant qualifications in the disability sector and/or lived experience or awareness of the impact of existing or acquired disability upon individuals, families, carers and the community
- demonstrated ability and commitment to helping people attain their goals
- takes ownership and responsibility for decisions
- demonstrated experience in community development
- experience with highly accountable processes that are subject to external review
- proven ability to effectively use and suggest improvements for the use of technology in the workplace
- 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
- proven ability to work autonomously and effectively as part of a team
- 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.
- experience in customer facing environments that support or provide services to the community will be highly regarded.
Salary will be in the range of $65,975 to $73,080 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).
Apply for this position by submitting your resume in word format via the SACS website.
For further information or a confidential discussion call (03) 8622 8500 and one of the friendly SACS staff members will be happy to help.
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.