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Support Coordinator, NDIS - Hobart

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Max term, full time

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

The purpose of the Support Coordinator, Disability is to assist NDIS participants in the support coordination and implementation of all supports in their funded plan, including informal, mainstream and community supports, as well as funded supports. The successful applicant will have strong communication and computer skills, and the ability to think creatively and use initiative, work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team using strong coordination, leadership and peer support skills. We are looking to fill this position on a full time basis, for a maximum term period of 12 months, parental leave cover. The role will be based in our office at Hobart with work from home opportunities also available.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the customer to implement their NDIS plan, including assistance to identify and select providers
  • Monitoring plan outcomes & plan expenditure to ensure the plan remains within budget
  • Strengthen and enhance the customer’s abilities to self-direct their own supports and participate in the community;
  • Ensure mainstream services meet their obligations (i.e. housing, education, justice, health)
  • Ensure clear, accurate and timely record keeping including making information accessible to the customer
  • Capture any required data for the organisation and the Agency

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications including Diploma in Disability; or Certificate III or IV in Disability or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people with a disability, including supporting people with disability to develop positive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating personal planning processes
  • Demonstrated application of the objectives and principles of the National Standards for Disability Services
  • A professional and positive outlook about supporting people with disabilities and commitment to supporting and promoting the individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals of people with disabilities.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to engage with clients and their families to support them as participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and hold Tasmanian Working With Vulnerable People Registration with NDIS Worker Screening.

Benefits 

  • Maximum term (12 months) parental leave cover position.
  • Fantastic work life balance, with work from home opportunities
  • Join a national, values-based, for-purpose organisation to make a difference in your community

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How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply Now’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact lisa.hurd@lwb.org.au using the subject line: Support Coordinator, NDIS - Hobart enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA)

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