About the corporation
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is the peak advocacy and support agency for the Larrakia people, the traditional landowners of the Greater Darwin area. Initially established in 1998 to represent the Native Title interests of the Larrakia people, the LNAC has since evolved into a vital service delivery organisation focussed on addressing the social, cultural and economic aspirations of the Larrakia people by initiating and administering programs, projects and services for the broader Aboriginal community.
LNAC is a not-for-profit organisation, receiving the majority of its operating expenses from funding from the NTG & Commonwealth Governments.
The Aged and Disability Care Program assists frail aged and younger people with disabilities and their carers living in the Greater Darwin and Palmerston regions. They provide culturally appropriate services that are tailored to the requirements of our clients, to maintain and increase their independence and assist them to live as valued and participating members of the community. We have a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, however we do also provide our services to non-indigenous people.
About the role
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Care Coordinator will provide assessment, care planning and case management support to clients in a manner which enhances clients’ rights, dignity and independence. The Care Coordinator will also provide hands on support and assistance to the programs support staff and assist in ensuring the program successfully achieves its objective.
- Demonstrated experience in the delivery of Aged and/ or Disabled Care Services, associated programs, Industry standards and reforms, including an understanding of the principles of Client and Consumer Directed Care
- Experience in client assessment, care planning and case management.
- Understanding of the Home Care Package Program and requirement for consumers to have an individual budget and access monthly statements about their package, as well as experience in key HCP administrative process is desirable
- Relevant Aged & Disability qualification e.g. minimum Certificate IV in Aged Care or ability and willingness to obtain
- Proven experience in staff and team supervision, including excellent leadership qualities and the ability to develop and maintain the respect and loyalty of staff.
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of the issues and cultural factors affecting Indigenous people, especially the aged & disabled, in the Northern Territory
- Demonstrated experience with leading collaborative partnerships and a well-developed capacity to consult, collaborate and negotiate effectively with a diverse range of external and internal stakeholders and networks
- Understanding and experience of cultural protocols, together with a willingness to work respectfully in accordance with Larrakia and other Indigenous groups & cultures
- Sound decision making skills including an analytical approach to problem solving, crisis and risk management
- To understand and demonstrate safe work practices and adhere to organisation and industry specific policies and procedures
- Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively and produce confidential written reports of quality and relevance
- Demonstrated computer skills competency, including Microsoft Office software (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook), online portal systems and an ability to learn new software
- Current NT Driver’s License (C Class)
It would be considered an advantage if applicants also possess:
- Ability to undertake professional supervision, as well as adhere to legislative frameworks, organisation policies, procedures and protocols
- Current First Aid & CPR Certificate
- Experience working with Indigenous people in the community with complex needs
- Identify as Indigenous
A position description is attached.