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Disability Program Coordinator

The Junction Works

The Junction Works is a not for profit, community-based organisation serving the communities of South West Sydney for over 30 years. With our mission of ‘creating new possibilities in people’s lives’, we focus on delivering creative and enriching community, youth, children’s and disability services that are designed to improve the lives of some of the community’s most vulnerable people.

The Junction Works is committed to creating opportunities for growth, development and learning for all employees. We actively seeks talented individuals and provides them with the chance to excel in their chosen field, resulting in a team of skilled, dedicated professionals.

Your Next Career Move

The Junction Works is offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join the Adult Disability Services team in the role of Program Coordinator. In this role you will have the unique opportunity to implement a Self-Managed Team Pilot Program across three sites.

You must be able to effectively manage, plan, monitor and report on supports and services offered to participants accessing weekend social supports, while continually support staff in the development of their skills, knowledge and engagement with participants that supports them to achieve their individual goals and objectives.

Working in an area of growth for TJW, some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Provide the necessary support to staff in implementing a self-managed pilot program.
  • Understand all participants goals and requirements and their individual support plans.
  • Adhere to reporting, documentation and administrative requirements, identifying gaps with regards to improving processes. Assists with implementing changes within the work area to the required standard.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to the teams you support and share knowledge and information with less experienced team members.
  • Assist in the development, growth and evaluation of the operations programs and services delivered.

Our Ideal Candidate Possesses:

To be successful in this role you will be a driven and energetic professional with a high understanding of behavioural needs and support. You will be a champion of frontline staff in providing them with the necessary support, coaching and resources to deliver high quality person-centred support. You will have high emotional intelligence, with impeccable attention to detail and an understanding of how self-managed teams work. Well-developed critical thinking and problem solving abilities and an ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders is essential. You will be a motivated and passionate professional, who thrives on supporting people with a disability and their families in our local community.

You will also require the following:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in the disability sector
  • At least 12 months experience in a similar position
  • Understanding of disability and related supports
  • Clear understanding of the NDIS quality and safeguarding framework
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, debriefing, coaching or mentoring of staff to develop skills and knowledge and maintain standards within a service
  • Demonstrated ability to approach both staff an participants in an emotionally intelligent manner
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with people with a range of disabilities, and cultural sensitivity when working with vulnerable communities, including ATSI, CALD and LGBT
  • High level of IT competency
  • AN open and creative mindset – new and innovative ideas are encouraged
  • Enthusiasm to be part of a professional team

How to apply

Please click here to submit your application.

All applications must address the selection criteria, include a resume, and two referees.

Please note that applications close on 7 April 2020.

If you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process, please contact Jade Cotton on 02 8777 0500.

A current First Aid Certificate, current NSW Drivers Licence, current NSW Working with Children Check are all required prior to commencing employment.

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