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Local Area Coordinator - Devonport


Employer: Mission Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional TAS

Job posted on: 15 January, 2019.
Applications close: 03 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Not for profit salary packaging + other benefits
  • Fixed term full time contract – until June 2020
  • Devonport – Tasmania

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combating homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

The NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will work to support people with disability to participate in and contribute to social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime. The NDIS provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC). For more information, please search for ’NDIS’ online.

Your Opportunity

In this role you will provide coordination services for people with disability and their families to build capacity, to exercise choice and control and assist them to contribute to their social and economic life. you will be assisting and supporting people with various disabilities, liaising with their family members and/ or Carer to ensure that they receive the appropriate assistance and that their disabilities are met.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide information to members of the community and in particular people with disability about the NDIS, mainstream and community stakeholders
  • Assist participants, families and carers in their understanding of the NDIS
  • Engage in strength based person centred planning, support and life skills development with people with disabilities, according to their goals and immediate needs
  • Assist the individual or nominated contact with plan development, implementation and monitoring, support in accessing and participating in their community
  • Assist in the review of goals and working with people with disability and/or their career/family to develop a plan to meet changing needs
  • Contribute to building inclusive communities through partnership and collaboration with individuals and families/carers, local organisations, and the broader community 

Requirements for success

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology or similar
  • The ability to assist in linking people to the NDIS, self-directing or self-managing their plans and facilitating linkages to assist people achieve their chosen goals
  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity within the community
  • A strong understanding of the Disability, Child, Youth and Family Services sector 
  • Senior first aid certificate or willing to obtain one
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People check   
  • Current and valid driver’s license

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and friendly culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, supported and celebrated, we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging of $15,900 in tax-free pay per year (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Parental leave and the ability to purchase additional annual leave  
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible workplace practices

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.