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Career Coach - NDIS

Designer Life

ABOUT Designer Life

Welcome to Designer Life, we are committed to helping individuals find their full potential and overcome barriers to make a better life for themselves. With over 20-years' experience in providing the highest level of client care, we’re able to support disadvantaged communities in their effort to increase employment opportunities for First Nations Australians, people with a disability, early school leavers, the long term unemployed and other disadvantaged members of the community.


Designer Life NDIS is a registered NDIS provider delivering School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) for participants aged 15 to 22, along with other NDIS supports for those over 22 years with employment or training goals. Working in a case management model, you will support NDIS participants to achieve the goals set out within their NDIS Plan.

Your job as a Career Coach is to assist NDIS participants in discovering a career path that is right for them and helping them to access support to make a strong start on their employment journey. You will be sourcing work experience placements and providing on-the-job support so you can design a program that is targeted to each participant’s needs.

You will ensure that a personalised plan and agreement is made with each participant according to NDIS guidelines. Ultimately, you will work with people with additional learning challenges to access the SLES program and wider NDIS participants of all ages to prepare for accessing open employment.

Career advice and support will be captured in a career plan that establishes the participant’s vocational identity and connects with other agencies like Disability Employment Services to assist participants in meeting work goals and aspirations. The delivery approach will include a variety of online activities, one-on-one support, group-based training as well as external activities to build participant's capacity for work, including training, learning valuable life and workplace skills, and real work experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing case management and group-based training within designated NDIS sites, ensuring scheduling meets participants’ needs.
  • Deliver career training sessions to support job discovery and career mapping, ensuring job choices are realistic, suitable, supported, and sustainable.
  • Promote the service to encourage new sign-ups through communication with key internal and external stakeholders regarding NDIS activities, including establishing and maintaining effective relationships with referral agencies such as schools.
  • Develop career pathways through participant-led discussions that align with the participant's goals and NDIS plans
  • Maintain strong relationships with current and prospective employers, guest speakers and corporate partners and manage and deliver all career-related content, resources, events, and workshops.
  • Work closely with DES providers to create a simple dual servicing arrangement whilst building exciting professional networks throughout the local region.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A relevant qualification in employment services, youth work, case management or training and assessment or 2+ years previous work experience in a position with transferable skills
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a NDIS Workers Screening check
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a Working with Children Check
  • Possess or be willing to obtain a First Aid certificate

Whats on offer

  • Annual paid professional development and training with support and study time during work hours provided
  • Paid parental leave provisions / flexible working arrangements
  • Locations throughout Queensland
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (hours negotiable, part-time hours available)
  • Christmas closure period (Dec/Jan)
  • ESO Grade 2 $63,014.64 - $70,000 plus superannuation guarantee contribution dependable on skills and experience.

how to apply

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Designer Life is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders and people with a disability are encouraged to apply. Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered for this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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