Senior Local Area Coordinator
Hours: Multiple ongoing positions
Location: Positions available in the Brimbank Melton and West Melbourne areas
An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior 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 West 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
This is a key leadership role in helping to improve the lives of people with disability. You have a proven track record in developing and leading highly capable teams to deliver crucial services to the community. Highly knowledgeable around disability principles and practices, you are a subject matter expert on one or two key areas of disability and know how to develop the capacity of the community to be inclusive. You thrive in an environment of accountability, where measures are also used to drive genuine improvement in services. Making a difference to the way disability services are delivered is more than a job – it is a passion. 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:
- relevant qualifications in allied health, disability services, education, human services, community development, social work or other qualification in line with the responsibilities of the position
- professional experience in role related to disability service provision OR Demonstrated experience in community development
- demonstrated ability and commitment to helping people attain their goals
- experience with highly accountable processes that are subject to external review
- proven interpersonal, communication and negotiation 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 as part of a team
- well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and manage workload effectively
- demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
- 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.
The positions are full time ongoing. Salary will be between $83,734 - $87,519 per annum, plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available.
For further information about the role please view the Senior Local Area Coordinator position description (PDF, 285kb).
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.